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For us at FortiGuard, it always sounds like a bad idea for people to share malware source code, even if it is for academic or educational purposes. For example, on GitHub we can currently find more than 300 distinct repositories of ransomware, which gives you some idea about the attention that this form of malware receives. Although ransomware has the highest profile in the threat landscape at the moment, that does not mean that other threats have disappeared. Android is the most wide spread OS on mobile devices, covering around 80% of the... [Read More]
by RSS Dario Durando & David Maciejak  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
A number of Fortinet employees recently joined with thousands of attendees at the 2017 HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. These individuals were on hand to discuss the latest healthcare innovations, and to share information about Fortinet’s products and services with HIMSS17 attendees. We had a chance to sit down with several Fortinet Health IT and Security experts to hear what they had to say about the current healthcare security landscape and the products that Fortinet offers to combat evolving threats. Watch the videos (below)... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Congratulations, you built a company worth breaking into! Seriously – there are, right now, Criminal Enterprises that are executing deliberate and methodical plans of attack in order to breach your company and strip it of its most valuable assets. Cybercrime is a multi-billion dollar business, and cybercriminals capitalize on finding new ways to exploit increasingly complex network environments like yours. To stay ahead of detection technologies, cybercriminals are continually developing new techniques and resources to bypass security and... [Read More]
by RSS Steven Yurkunas  |  Apr 25, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Fortinet has partnered with INTERPOL over the past two years to assist in identifying and thwarting cybercrime. Today, INTERPOL announced that a new operation across the ASEAN region, built around threat intelligence provided by Fortinet and other public and private sector security organizations, has resulted in the identification of nearly 9,000 Command and Control (C2) servers and hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals. [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Apr 24, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
The proliferation of global network connectivity thanks to technological advances and a growing number of connected devices has had a number of positive impacts on today’s higher education institutions. From cloud services to the Internet of Things (IoT), students and faculty are now able to stay connected while outside the classroom or laboratories to improve learning and research. However, all of this private information sharing has also opened the doors to increased cybercriminal activity targeting higher ed. Any exchanged information,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Summary On March 24 2017, I discovered and reported on a remote password change vulnerability in Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Vertica Analytic Database. This week, HPE released Security Bulletin HPESBGN03734, which contains the fix for this vulnerability and identifies it as CVE-2017-5802. Fueled by ever-growing volumes of Big Data found in many corporations and government agencies, HPE’s Vertica Analytics Platform provides an SQL analytics solution built from the ground up to handle massive volumes of data and delivers blazingly... [Read More]
by RSS Honggang Ren  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
The 2017 Internet2 Global Summit is scheduled to take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel from April 23–26. Internet2, a consortium that operates the nation’s largest coast-to-coast research and education network, has developed the Global Summit event to provide attendees with an opportunity to connect with the world’s preeminent leaders in research and education. Fortinet will be in attendance as a platinum sponsor and will be sponsoring the Internet2 Opening General Session on Monday, April 24th. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Q&A with Carolyn Crandall, CMO at Attivo Networks Fortinet sits down with Fabric-Ready Partner, Attivo Networks, to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing, and how Attivo Networks’ approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. Tell us a bit about Attivo Networks business and the types of customers that you serve. Attivo Networks® is the leader in deception for cyber security defense. Founded on the premise that even the best security systems... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
IoT is a sexy topic these days. It’s hard to open a magazine or blog without seeing statistics that project there will soon be more IoT devices online than there are teenagers on ClickChat. Like the growth of mobility and smartphones before it, IoT is a phenomenon that merits attention. But this time it’s different. IoT networks and devices play a crucial role in our global transition to a digital economy, and organizations that fail to adopt a digital business model may not survive. Which is why we also need to give credit to those... [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Back in February, more than 40,000 healthcare IT professionals, vendors, clinicians, and executives from around the world gathered in Orlando for the 2017 HIMSS conference. Fortinet, as well as its employees and customers, were once again in attendance to learn about the current state of the healthcare industry. We caught up with two Fortinet customers, Tom Stafford, Vice President & CIO of Halifax Health, and Josh Kinsler, Security Engineering Manager at Community Health Network, to hear what’s on the minds of today’s CIOs and... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News