Latest Posts | Page 3


Over the last few years we have received a number of emails with attached Word files that spread malware.  Now it seems that it is becoming more and more popular to spread malware using malicious Excel files. Lately, Fortinet has collected a number of email samples with Excel files attached (.xls, .xlsm) that spread malware by executing malicious VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code. VBA is a programming language used by Microsoft Office suite. Normally, VBA is used to develop programs for Excel to perform some tasks. I’ll use... [Read More]
by RSS Xiaopeng Zhang  |  Mar 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Businesses are expanding investments in infrastructure security but struggling to source the increasingly rare talent needed to implement and operate their solutions. As an industry-leader, Fortinet believes it is our responsibility to foster the development and continuing education of cybersecurity talent and close the cybersecurity skills gap [Read More]
by RSS Scott Edwards  |  Mar 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Attacks targeting and originating from IoT devices began grabbing news headlines toward the last quarter of 2016. Insecure IoT devices became the low-hanging fruit for threat actors to easily exploit. Some were even notoriously used as botnets to launch DDoS attacks against selected targets. For example, the infamous Mirai botnet exploited weak login vulnerabilities in insecure IoT devices such as IP cameras and home routers, and was responsible for one of the largest known DDoS attacks to date. Besides being used in DDoS attacks, exploited IoT... [Read More]
by RSS Gavin Chow  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
How do government agencies protect their networks and data from cyber attacks in the face of the growing cyber skills shortage? Integration and automation are the keys. [Read More]
by RSS Katrina Fox  |  Mar 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
New York has introduced a cybersecurity regulation to protect the financial services industry. Fortinet explains how network security fabric can assist. [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Mar 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In the all-out war for data, the healthcare industry is getting hit the hardest. Experian’s fourth annual 2017 Data Breach Industry Forecast states that healthcare organizations will be the most targeted sector for attack, with new and sophisticated attacks emerging. If healthcare organizations and their IT teams aim to keep data safe, they need to take a step back to assess the overall security landscape and the security processes currently in place on a macro level. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Mar 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Tags: IoT healthcare
For the enterprise, we recommend a three phase approach to security based around learning what is on your network, dividing the network into separated segments, and then implementing appropriate security that provides critical protections without compromising functionality and interoperability. [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Mar 02, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Dot ransomware is a new Ransomware-as-a-service(RaaS) that is openly available in hacking forums. And following the current trend in malware services, it uses web portals hosted in the TOR network for anonymity. Commission-based Profit While lurking in hacking forums, we came across a post for this new ransomware service. RaaS services are now switching from a one-time fee or subscription payment model to a commission based strategy. One advantage of this scheme is that the up front price for the ransomware is free, and any profits realized... [Read More]
by RSS Rommel Joven  |  Mar 02, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Fortinet covers critical aspects of an MSSP’s business model like no other security manufacturer—offering the best in multi- tenancy, the most hardware flexibility, the highest performance through hardware acceleration, and the lowest total cost of ownership of any security vendor. [Read More]
by RSS Stephan Tallent  |  Mar 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The world never stands still. In the technology space, this means that constant innovation and discovery is the key to a solution provider’s survival and growth. In the cybersecurity arena, this creed is even more vital. Many hackers are brilliant people. There’s only one way to get the better of them – be even more brilliant. And faster and more creative. Which is why R&D is crucial in the security technology business. Cybersecurity solution providers must deliver open, integrated security and networking technologies... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News