3 Strategies for Faster Threat Detection and Response

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jan 9, 2018 10:51:53 AM

Tuseday, January 9, 2018

The ability to detect an attack and respond to it quickly can be the difference between a minor incident and a breach that costs resources and reputation. The good news is that organizations are making strides in security breach detection, according to the 2017 Trustwave Global Security Report, which examines the results of thousands of investigations into security incidents. 

When looking at incidents in 2016, the median time from intrusion to detection of a compromise fell to 49 days, down from 80.5 days in 2015. As tools such as managed security service (MSS) providers and artificial intelligence are more widely developed and deployed, the median time between intrusion and detection could fall even further this year.

Here are three strategies to consider when looking to improve detection and response before threats take root and cause damage.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Webcast, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, threat prevention, Data Breaches, Webinar, artificial intelligence, security tools, strategies for security, cybersecurity tools

The Importance of Network Visibility in a Growing Threat Landscape

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 19, 2017 9:15:45 AM

Tuseday, December 19, 2017

Network security is increasingly complex, and busy security teams face the challenge of needing full visibility and threat detection capabilities. Network visibility is a key step in preventing cybersecurity attacks, but the reality is that resource-constrained teams already support a wide range of security appliances to help guard their companies from a growing threat landscape. In some cases, they are managing more than any one person, or even team, can use effectively. What can cybersecurity professionals do to address this concern while maintaining efficiency and avoiding resource strain?     

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Webcast, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Data Breaches, Webinar, strategies for security, network visibility, cybersecurity tools

How Machine Learning Can Enhance Cybersecurity

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 9, 2017 2:13:28 PM

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The speed with which technology evolves requires cybersecurity to move in lock-step, constantly developing and deploying new methods of protection. Ensuring that security professionals are quick to understand and adopt these tools is crucial for success in mitigating and preventing attacks. One of the most valuable technologies emerging in cybersecurity is machine learning, which can save time for deploying changes, more effectively manage known threats, and help to find and stop new threats before they can do damage.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, machine learning, Webinar, training

In the Know: Network Connectivity & Security Solutions

Posted by Fuel HQ on Sep 8, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Effective security solutions are just as much about how to deploy tools as what kind of tools are used. We recently caught up with Chris Bihary, CEO and co-founder of Garland Technology, and Patrick Nixdorf, system engineer for the company, who will co-present a webinar on September 19 that focuses on security solutions.

During the webinar, participants will review common Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) deployments and additional applications for multi-vendor security and monitoring tools. With Bihary and Nixdorf’s combined 20+ years of expertise, the webinar ultimately aims to educate and open minds on a variety of tools to help security experts be as prepared as possible in an unpredictable world.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, NGFW, network connectivity, Webinar, security solutions, next-generation firewall

In the Know: Using the Security Platform to Decrease Your Attack Surface

Posted by Fuel HQ on Sep 6, 2017 9:41:31 AM

Matt Mellen, security architect at Palo Alto Networks, will host an online roundtable September 12, during which participants will discuss such issues as blocking connections from countries you don’t do business with or enabling Domain Name System (DNS) sinkholing.

We caught up with Matt to find out more about this webinar and the value Fuel members will get from attending.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Webinar, Roundtable discussion

In the Know: Proactively Manage Your Network

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 28, 2017 10:31:05 AM

Could it be time to automate configuration changes, management, and backups? In the ongoing effort to preemptively monitor your device operations and prevent downtime, the ability to harmonize device configurations could be the key to saving time and mitigating risk across your infrastructure.

But, where is the best place to begin? Rafi Zvi, Co-Founder of BackBox, will provide some tips for doing so during the webinar ‘How Organizations Can Gain Infrastructure Efficiency by Automating Their Network Operations’ on June 29.

Fuel caught up with Rafi Zvi to gain perspective on what to expect during this 45-minute educational webinar.

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Topics: Network Security, Cybersecurity, Webinar, network management, backbox

In the Know: Zero-Touch Automation

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Automation is a key element as organizations adapt to digital transformation, and security operations are not excluded. Automating changes to Palo Alto Networks Next Generation policies can maximize agility and productivity without losing control.
"Tufin's zero-touch automation will allow Panorama users to expedite the creation of security policies that still coincide with device group hierarchy. The return on investment for companies will be bolstered security and allowing the IT security team to gain back more time in the workday." — Fuel Member Paul Carter, information security engineer
We caught up with Joe Schreiber, technical director of business development at Tufin, and Erez Tadmor, senior product manager, automation and orchestration, at Tufin, to help address questions related to automation. Schreiber and Tadmor presented a Fuel webinar on May 11 that addresses how to:
  1. Implement changes to Panorama device group Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) policies in minutes
  2. Enforce continuous compliance with security standards with proactive risk analysis
  3. Reduce the complexity of your hybrid network environment

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Topics: Network Security, Cybersecurity, Webinar, network management, Tufin, Automation

In the Know: Network Connectivity Uncovered

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 28, 2017 1:06:59 PM

Effectively enabling your network comes down to your ability to address a range of different connectivity questions. For starters, with cabling, it’s a matter of dealing with long range, short range and twisted pair options. From there, it becomes a matter of dealing with pluggables — which goes beyond simply matching the speed, mode and fiber type.

As Fuel Member Ian P. Johnston, a security engineer and analyst, describes, “The ISO Seven Layer Networking Model is still essential to designing, maintaining, operating and troubleshooting networks. We can be thankful that Ethernet and IP now dominate layers 2 and 3, but getting the layer 1 fiber connections right seems to get harder by the month: Just as one gets used to LC and ST, along with the options for SFPs, SFP+s, LR, SR, SM, MM, etc. etc., something new like 40G or 100G comes along! Great news for data transfer, but more trouble for the engineer who's got to figure out the best connectivity options and create the BOM.”

We caught up with Chris Bihary, CEO and co-founder of Garland Technology, which provides network test access points (TAPs), to help address questions related to network connectivity. Bihary, along with Patrick Nixdorf, system engineer for Garland, will be presenting a webinar* on May 2 that addresses the basics of network connectivity, along with vendor-specific connectivity such as BiDi and MTP®. This webinar will also dive into the unique environmental considerations within Industrial Ethernet and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) settings.
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Topics: Network Security, Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, garland, network connectivity, Webinar, network management

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