Industry Trends


While new, innovative threats continue to pop up on almost daily, our latest Global Threat Landscape Report reveals that long known and yet still unpatched vulnerabilities continue to serve as the primary gateway for attacks, with organizations reporting an average of 274 attacks per firm – a 82% increase over the previous quarter. This alarming trend emphasizes that while remaining vigilant for new threats and vulnerabilities in the wild is critical, organizations also need to stay focused on what is happening within their own environment. [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Research
Over the past few years, a new development has occurred: predictive software systems are being programmed using artificial intelligence techniques. The latest advances in these kinds of tools use swarm technology to leverage massive databases of expert knowledge comprised of billions of constantly updated bits of data in order to make accurate predictions. [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Research
As the education space undergoes digital transformation, the IoT and artificial intelligence bring new risks and opportunities. Learn how schools can protect their networks while adopting new technology. [Read More]
by RSS Sowjanya O'Neill  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
FortiGuard Labs just released our latest Quarterly Threat Landscape report for Q4 of 2017. As usual, there are a lot of take-aways for CISOs, but a few items stood out. In particular, attacks were up per firm by 82% and swarm cyber attacks targeted the Internet of Things (IoT) with growing intensity. [Read More]
by RSS FortiGuard SE Team  |  Feb 20, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Research
2018 is lining up to be the year of Digital Transformation. Just about every organization looking to remain viable in the growing digital marketplace has some sort of digital transformation in progress or one in the planning stages for this year. These projects range from implementing basic applications to better interact with online consumers, to converging OT and IT networks, or even pushing their entire infrastructure to the cloud. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Feb 19, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The vast majority of cybercrime we deal with is opportunistic and automated. It is the domain of criminals trolling for the unaware and vulnerable. They target unpatched systems and vulnerable applications, exploit gullible end users, break through inadequate security systems, and infect people wandering around the web in places they probably shouldn’t go. [Read More]
by RSS Jonathan Nguyen-Duy  |  Feb 15, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
Cybercrime is a continually increasing problem due to the digital transformation-driven expansion of the attack surface and the growing sophistication of bad actors.  [Read More]
by RSS Jonathan Nguyen-Duy  |  Feb 13, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
Fortinet is proud to announce that we have been named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Network Firewall. The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is based on the ranking of vendors by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of end-user reviews and the vendor’s overall user ratings. [Read More]
by RSS Trish Borrmann  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
It might be surprising to identify cybersecurity as an existential risk to fourth industrial revolution enterprises. Heretofore, most companies classified cybersecurity as an annoyance level issue, but not something that could completely destroy a business. All that has now changed. [Read More]
by RSS Alvin Rodrigues  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In the intensifying rush to develop and deploy network security strategies that can handle the drastic increase of today’s cyberthreats, I fear that many organizations are falling into a trap that is already having far-ranging consequences. Rather than approaching the admittedly intense challenges of security with the methodical approach and longview perspective of managers of complex data centers, they are behaving like harried consumers—reactively buying a specific, standalone solution to tamp down a challenge or crisis as it emerges. [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends