Overcoming Cybersecurity Challenges in the Public Sector

Posted by Fuel HQ on Sep 27, 2018 10:05:00 AM

Thursday, September 27, 2018

By John Matelski, Fuel president and Chief Innovation and Information Officer for DeKalb County Department of Innovation & Technology

PublicSectorPublic sector organizations and agencies face unprecedented pressure to provide services to citizens and constituents in a transparent, cost-effective and efficient manner. In fact, the expectation is that they also be customer-focused and responsive to stakeholder needs in a climate of shrinking budgets and resources. Because of this, today, like never before, public sector agencies have had to become more proactive and operate more like private sector businesses. As part of this new behavioral model, agencies are required to maintain and secure an immense amount of data that is collected each day in order to make “just-in-time” decisions, as well as forecast for the long term. The kinds of data and information to collect can be anything from crime data to public health information, economic development data and public school information. While maintaining and securing systems and data can be a challenge at times, there are a few things that can be done to move your organization forward and continue fighting cybersecurity threats.

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Topics: threat prevention, next-generation security, Fuel member stories, Panorama, public sector, Security Life Cycle Review, case study, WildFire, Global Protect, AutoFocus, Join Fuel, public sector IT jobs

Inside the Fuel Virtual Test Lab

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM


It’s time to step inside a virtual playground. One that delivers a hands-on experience with Palo Alto Networks virtual products, and the ability to put the capabilities of the Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) to the test, all within a self-led learning environment.

The Fuel Virtual Test Lab 8.0 is an open environment experience designed to help familiarize yourself with all the features of the PAN-OS 8.0 before you purchase or upgrade. With a basic environment setup — access to desktop clients, Linux servers and the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall — you are able to simulate scenarios in a sandbox environment.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, NGFW, PAN-OS 8.0, Fuel Virtual Test Lab, next-generation security

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