Industry Trends


When people think of cybercrime, they tend to think of geeks in dark rooms staring into computer monitors trying to figure out some new way to infiltrate a network. And historically, that was a pretty accurate assessment. Today, however, cybercrime is a business. Cybercriminals tend to keep business hours (attack surges very often follow standard work hours), attacks are designed to generate revenue, and cost/benefit ratios are often considered when deciding who and how to attack a target. Hacker tools and malware can be custom built and... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In part one of this article, Anthony Giandomenico described how cybercrime has become not only a business, but a big business, designed to generate revenue with predesigned attacks focused on attack vectors that are easy to exploit: IoT devices. Opportunity is also the land of innovation Because cybercriminals are focusing more on attacks that target critical infrastructure based on new, interconnected technologies, they don’t have to spend enormous resources and development cycles on figuring out how to break into these systems... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet recently identified five factors that are driving these changes in the cyberthreat landscape. Each of them makes it increasingly difficult for organizations to protect their networks, data, and communications from malicious actors. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As cyberattacks become more frequent and impactful, security teams and executives across industries are taking notice. With new strains of malware being constantly reported, organizations want to make sure that their security solutions, and the vendors that provide them, are adapting to defend against this new normal. To ensure they have the capability to deal with these constantly evolving attacks, customers are turning to you, their solution providers, to answer their questions and ensure there is a structured strategy in place to deal with... [Read More]
by RSS Joseph Sykora  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
We have seen from the previous two posts on cybersecurity and AI the importance of using advanced technology to stay ahead of cybercriminals. But far too often, a threat transcends the capacity of one particular box, especially when it has been deployed in a discrete place in the network and has been functionally isolated from the rest of the network and other security devices. This is where Fortinet’s innovations around collaboration are paramount. Regardless of the physical location of a doiscovered security event, FortiGuard Labs teams... [Read More]
by RSS Jack Chan  |  Sep 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The healthcare sector has been under increasing attack from cybercriminals with a variety of tactics and motivations. In fact, cyberattacks targeting healthcare providers increased 63 percent in 2016. The increased attention cybercriminals are giving the healthcare space is not surprising. The protected health information and other personally identifiable information (PII) that healthcare practices store about their patients is exactly the type of data that is easily monetized. Once cybercriminals breach healthcare networks and exfiltrate patient... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
When considering security solutions for your hybrid cloud environment, here are some critical areas to look at in terms of security performance. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet will be showcasing our IoT security solutions at Telstra Vantage™ at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre this coming September 20th-21st in Booth # S08. The Internet of Things (IoT) is not new a concept, yet in recent years IoT has gained mass popularity. Conversations range from how IoT can improve our daily lives to how it can improve efficiency, or innovate and transform businesses - from the services offered to improving the ways a business operates. Unfortunately, today we are being constantly confronted with... [Read More]
by RSS Toan Trinh  |  Sep 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In the new digital economy, access to data is critical. Meeting the shifting demands of consumers, monitoring and managing critical network and system components in real time, and creating algorithms to extract meaningful information from the Big Data these devices can generate are all necessary to compete in the new digital marketplace. Part of this digital transformation is the adoption of IoT devices and networks, which continue to be deployed in networks at an unprecedented rate. [Read More]
by RSS Phil Keeley, Peter Newton  |  Sep 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Threat intelligence is a necessary part of threat detection, yet is often ignored. Learn why financial institutions must focus on building their architecture for automated threat intelligence. [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends