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Happy New Year! And for those of you heading to Las Vegas, welcome to Accelerate 2017! Every year Fortinet brings together thought leaders, technical experts, and IT professionals to share and learn the latest in network security technology. We’re looking forward to welcoming over 1500 partners, users, Fortinet experts, and executives to the Accelerate conference. And for the first time, Fortinet end users have been invited to participate in this annual event. Accelerate always provides a unique opportunity to gain hands-on technical... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Mc Gee  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The shift towards deploying and managing a more patient-friendly healthcare environment that includes the myriad of devices being accessed by patients and employees can be very challenging, especially when it comes to endpoint security.  [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
PHP is an open source, general-purpose scripting language used for web development that can also be embedded into HTML. It has over 9 million users, and is used by many popular tools, such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, and so on. This week, a high-level security update was released to fix a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2016-10033) in PHPMailer, which is an open source PHP library for sending emails from PHP websites. This critical vulnerability is caused by class.phpmailer.php incorrectly processing user requests. As a result, remote... [Read More]
by RSS Zhouyuan Yang  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
The cloud has seen immense growth over the last couple of years. But the security risks that arise from such a profound change are not to be taken lightly. [Read More]
by RSS Douglas Jose Pereira dos Santos  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Unfortunately, many IoT devices are headless, meaning that they literally cannot be patched, so other security measures will have to be developed. Until then, the Internet will face the havoc resulting from IoT-based shadownets for hire, and major DDoS attacks and Cybersecurity wars will be launched by exploiting IoT vulnerabilities. [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Enterprises have rapidly incorporated cloud computing over the last decade, and that trend only seems to be accelerating. Private cloud infrastructure, including virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN), is in the process of transforming on-premise data centers, which host the majority of enterprise server workloads around the world. Enterprises are also embracing public clouds at an unprecedented rate, with most connecting back to on-premise environments to create a true hybrid cloud environment. For all their advantages, these accelerated... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jan 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The role of the chief information officer (CIO) has undergone substantial changes in less than two decades, progressing from a rare position within an organization to the heart of the executive boardroom. The pace at which technology has evolved has driven much of this growth, and today’s financial organizations now lean on their CIO to keep data safe while also keeping pace with industry advances. Let’s take a look back at the evolution of security within the financial services CIO’s role and some of changes that have brought... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Dec 29, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
One of the distinct advantages of working in the IT industry for over 35 years is all of the direct and indirect experience that brings, as well as the hindsight that comes with that. One of the more personally interesting experiences for me has been watching the growth and ultimate success of the Open Source Software (OSS) movement from a fringe effort (what business would ever run on OSS?) to what has now become a significant component behind the overall success of the Internet. I was initially reminded of the significance of the Open Source... [Read More]
by RSS Ken McAlpine  |  Dec 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
What if the data and security elements across an organization’s various cloud environments were well integrated, cohesive and coherent, like a seamlessly woven fabric? Such an approach would allow companies to see, control, integrate and manage the security of their data across the hybrid cloud, thereby enabling them to take better advantage of the economics and elasticity provided by a highly distributed cloud environment. [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Dec 27, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Financial services organizations are shifting applications to the cloud, seeking the efficiencies and cost reductions this move holds. However, with cybercriminals eager to get their hands on financial data, security is paramount – making it more important than ever to vet cloud security providers. [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Dec 22, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News