Event Report: Fuel Dallas Chapter meeting in Plano, Texas October 23rd

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Palo Alto Networks Live Community recaps the fuel Dallas chapter meeting in Plano.The fuel User Group provides a space for Security Professionals to network and discuss current trends. Notable guest speakers included George Finney, Travis Newshott, and Victor Buendia on current topics.


Palo Alto Networks Fuel User Group Banner

On Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, the Fuel Dallas Chapter had a meeting at the Plano, Palo Alto Networks location.
It was a beautiful sunny day, which was nice as the weather in Texas has been so rainy lately. Because of the good weather, the turnout was very good. We had a full house with about 30 network security professionals showing up.


The Speakers were:

  • George Finney - Southern Methodist University, with a user experience story
  • Travis Newshott - FireMon, talking about Continuous Security in the Hybrid Enterprise
  • Victor Buendia - Systems Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, talking about SSL Decryption


Rob Justice presenting at Fuel eventRob Justice giving a presentation to start the Fuel event.

Rob Justice, Systems Engineering Manager at Palo Alto Networks, helped start off the event with introductions.

George Finney, who is actually a member of the Fuel Board, was able to give a great user story on how Palo Alto Networks is utilized at SMU. Travice Newshott was up next with a demonstration of Firemon capabilities. Lastly, Victor Buendia was able to give a great presentation on SSL Decryption.

George Finney presenting at Fuel eventGeorge Finney addressing a group of Fuel user group participantsVictor Buendia presenting at Fuel eventVictor Buendia talking with a group of Fuel user group participants about SSL Decryption

After all the presentations, the event was capped-off with happy hour at Sixty Vines located next door to the Plano office.


There were even some Fuel t-shirts available for those who attended.

Back of Fuel event t-shirtBack of event t-shirt for the Fuel user group.Front of Fuel event t-shirtFront of event t-shirt for the Fuel user group.


It was great to meet and to network with other Palo Alto Networks users in the area.

Overall, it was a great event, great turnout and great speakers.


We are planning on having these Fuel Dallas Chapter meetings every quarter, so please keep an eye out for more meetings in the future. Also, don't forget that you can get more information about the Fuel Dallas Chapter here:
Dallas Fuel User Group Community Page.


Thanks again to all who attended for making this a great event, and thanks to Fuel for helping make this event happen.

For more information on the Dallas Fuel User Group, please visit the
Dallas Fuel User Group Community Page.


The Fuel User Group is a great way to network with other Security Professionals in your area.


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Stay Secure,
Joe Delio
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