Industry Trends & News


The healthcare industry continues to ride the digital wave to improve patient care and organizational efficiency in addition to reducing costs. Hospitals and health systems are relying on electronic health records (EHRs), the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT) more than ever. While these technologies are convenient, efficient, and enable a higher degree of patient-centric care, they can be jeopardized by cybercriminals. Stolen patient data can easily be sold on the dark web to criminals looking to extort money, commit identify fraud, spearphish,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Feb 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
RSA 2017 is a wrap. The final sessions are being recorded, the coat check area is filled with luggage, and the smell of propane is filling the show floors as forklifts begin to deliver packing crates to this year’s crop of security vendors. As expected, the hottest security topics and offerings were related to IoT and the cloud. Threat intelligence and SOCs were also top of mind as companies try to get a handle on the deluge of data and devices flooding their networks. In spite of the veneer of innovation, however, for far too many vendors... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Feb 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
By now, everyone has heard the numbers. IoT is part of a networking revolution that is transforming the world. Experts predict that by 2020 there will be over 33 billion IoT devices deployed, or 4.3 Internet-connected devices for every man, woman, and child on the planet. Of course, IoT is more than just one thing. There are a variety of IoT devices and categories, each with their own implications. Consumer IoT includes the connected devices we are most familiar with, such as smart cars, phones, watches, laptops, connected appliances, and... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Feb 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Fortinet, VMware, and International Data Corporation (IDC) are hitting the road with the Agile Cloud Security series of events across EMEA, with the aim of increasing awareness of the security challenges digital transformation and cloud present, along with the solutions available to address these challenges.  From February to June, this road show will visit seven countries across the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. [Read More]
by RSS Annabelle Sou  |  Feb 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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If we want to get ahead of cybercrime, we must share information. A collection of companies working together to collect and share intelligence will always have better visibility into the threat landscape than one organization on its own. Seeing new threats as soon as they emerge increases our ability to respond and protect valuable resources. There is a lot of raw data for organizations to use, from both global sources and within their own networks. Unfortunately, most security infrastructures were not designed to effectively consume, correlate,... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Feb 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Information sharing continues to be a topic that remains timely and vital in global cybersecurity. As an industry, it is well understood that turning the tide on cybercrime requires actionable information sharing across networks, borders, and vendors. Fortinet’s Derek Manky offers some perspective ahead of RSA 2017 in San Francisco. Why is information sharing so important today? Sharing information proactively across all verticals and public or private organizations is essential moving forward. Organizations continue to struggle against... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Feb 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
For many of us in the Security Industry, the possibility of using Internet of Things (IoT) devices as a launchpad for an attack has been mostly theoretical. However, information obtained after the massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the services offered by DYN.com appears to show that the threat is real and immediate. The definition of IoT is often a little vague. Generally speaking, I consider any device with an IP address associated with it to be some sort of an IoT device, though not all of them are problems. The ones... [Read More]
by RSS Ken McAlpine  |  Feb 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
We are proud to be a Gold Sponsor at this year’s RSA event. We are located at Booth# 3627 in the North Hall. This year we will have an in-booth theater featuring Fortinet experts presenting on such topics as enterprise FW, cloud security, FortiGuard, Advanced Threat Protection, and our Security Operations Center solution. The theater will also feature presentations from a number of our Fabric-Ready Partners showcasing the unique interoperability, scope, and flexibility of the Fortinet Security Fabric. [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Feb 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Microsoft Ignite – Australia – Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition February 14-17th https://msftignite.com.au/ Is cloud the new normal for your enterprise? Are you moving more and more applications into the cloud? Have you asked yourself how you are securing your data in this new world of cloud? Scalability and flexibility are the key drivers of Cloud networking and computing. With more and more business transitioning to public cloud environments, the cloud is becoming an increasingly attractive target for hackers... [Read More]
by RSS Katrina Fox  |  Feb 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
I recently bought a new car with all the bells and whistles. It warns me if I stray out of my lane. It warns me if there is a car in my blind spot. It has adaptive cruise control that slows down if a car pulls in front of me. When I back up, it alerts me of cross traffic, even pedestrians and dogs. It monitors road conditions and automatically enables all-wheel drive if roads are wet or conditions are cold or icy. And that’s just the start. It has collision detection, and automatic braking, and a fully connected entertainment and communications... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Feb 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News