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Fortinet is proud to announce that our FortiSIEM solution is now available for the AWS Marketplace. Fortinet’s auto scaling security solution provides the resources needed to help with deployment in order to optimize AWS networks. FortiSIEM for AWS provides essential security services for cloud environments [Read More]
by RSS Dave Morrissey  |  Jun 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Tired of hearing about IoT? Me too. I am also tired of AI and the constant specter of intelligent robots and computers that are smarter than us, and that for some reason want to harm us. I prefer the movie Her because I believe that is more likely to represent the future of an AI. They wouldn’t want to compete with us and rule the world. Instead, it seems more likely that they would find us to be a curiosity. And they would probably eventually just lose interest in us and leave. We (and the Earth) would not be able to evolve as fast... [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Jun 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
We aren’t talking about some potential future threat. Our FortiGuard Labs team just reported on a new ransomware variant targeting Mac devices. Which means it’s time to get serious about protecting these (Mac) devices. [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
For enterprises, the very real benefits of moving applications to the cloud also come with significant challenges. Whether their using the public cloud, a private cloud or, as is often the case, a hybrid of the two, it’s necessary to optimize application performance to get the full benefits of cloud technology and enable a better business model. Just as importantly, though, you must be able to secure your people and your information as they traverse your network, from on-premises to the cloud and back, and you must be able to secure... [Read More]
by RSS Matt Pley  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Just recently, we discovered a Ransomware-as-a-service (Raas) that uses a web portal hosted in TOR network which has become a trend nowadays. It is rather interesting to see cybercriminals attack a different operating system other than Windows. And this could be the first time to see Raas that target Mac OS. [Read More]
by RSS Rommel Joven and Wayne Chin Yick Low  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Innovation, at its core, is about creating an environment where creativity is encouraged, resourced, and rewarded. We saw that point illustrated in the news recently. [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Tags: R&D innovation
Threat report data is only as useful as the analysis and context that goes along with it. We asked Derek Manky, global security strategist with our FortiGuard Labs team, to share his thoughts on what some of the data in our recent Threat Landscape Report means going forward. What at a high level did you find interesting in the report? What did the data tell you from your global point of view? A few things stood out to me based on my years of working with the FortiGuard Labs team. At a high level, visibility and control over today’s... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
There are a couple of important takeaways from our Threat Landscape report. First, while the more high profile attacks have dominated the headlines, the reality is that the majority of threats faced by most organizations are opportunistic in nature. Criminals tend to target low hanging fruit, so it is critical that you minimize your visible and accessible attack surface. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jun 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Fortinet is a Gold sponsor at Discover 2017, and will showcase several important security innovations to help you stay ahead of cyber threats. Join Fortinet at booth 231 while you’re at Discover 2017 to see a demo of the Fortinet Security Fabric in action! We’ll also have technical experts on hand to discuss any security needs you ma A key focus area for many attendees will be cybersecurity, given the challenges they face from today’s sophisticated and rapidly evolving threats. The isolated, proprietary security devices most organizations... [Read More]
by RSS Neil Prasad  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
By now, it’s no secret that cybercriminals have targeted, and continue to target, the financial services industry with advanced attacks that are designed to steal or otherwise jeopardize valuable data. As a result, many organizations have taken at least some initial steps to better secure their networks and the information that lives within them. In fact, according to Duff & Phelps’ “Global Regulatory Outlook,” 86 percent of professionals in the financial services industry say their companies have plans to put more... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends