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Information governance is nothing new, but for it to be effective, it requires understanding, flexibility, and collaboration between a variety of teams and departments. Fortinet’s Susan Biddle offers her insights into the role of information governance in organizational security and how healthcare organizations can adapt. Can solid information governance boost security for an organization? If so, in what ways? Security is all about protecting the critical assets and intellectual property of an organization, while maximizing their value.... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Today’s digital economy is driving a technology revolution. Networks now include on-demand infrastructure, cloud-based services, software defined perimeters, and the growth of smart devices and IoT. Networks and infrastructures are also increasingly hyperconnected. What’s been missing is a security strategy to protect these new environments. The Internet was first begun as a point-to-point networking solution 50 years ago. The first generation of security was connection-oriented because it was primarily a firewall and VPN that... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet’s FortiGate solution has just shifted into the leader’s quadrant in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report. This report acknowledges the ‘completeness’ of our Security Fabric vision, along with our ability to execute, as factors for our advanced placement. We believe the Magic Quadrant results provide a great opportunity to highlight key innovations that are driving our vision for the future of enterprise firewalls. FortiGate is the most patented security solution in the world.... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Ransomware has recently reasserted itself into the public eye in a big way. The May cyberattack carried out by the malware WannaCry was one of the worst ransomware attacks ever, affecting over 300,000 computers operating MS Windows around the world. Unfortunately, the attack has once again demonstrated that far too many organizations do not have an effective security protocol in place, or do not take it seriously until after disaster strikes. In this case, the Microsoft vulnerability exploited by WannaCry had been patched in March, but many users... [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The cloud is an increasingly attractive prospect for federal agencies, but many still have unanswered questions about how public cloud security stacks up. With the president’s recent cybersecurity executive order emphasizing the shift to the cloud, agencies will have to move quickly to comply. Below are five questions that federal technology buyers should ask public cloud providers to see if they have what it takes to store and manage federal data securely. 1. Do you allow auditing or pen testing in your environment? Many customers are... [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
During a 2015 event at the Northwestern Institute for Policy Research, participating panelists discussed the digital revolution and the classroom’s exposure to it. At the time, school districts had begun to adopt 1:1 policies, where each student would have access to laptops or tablets. Google was at the forefront of this surge, gaining a healthy chunk of new users each year across the education industry. Today, the formidable duo of the Google Chromebook and the G Suite for Education has changed the way education is approached. In this... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
One of the toughest gigs in IT is the job of keeping an organization’s network safe. It is also one that is getting tougher with the rise of the millennial generation. Millennials - those in their 20s to mid-30s - are starting to dominate workplaces around the world. More than one-in-three workers in the US are millennials, a 2015 study by Pew Research Center found. And this demographic group will account for half of the global workforce by 2020, according to PwC. The term “millennial” has many connotations. Among them: They... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
By now, you will have all heard about the rampant spread of ransomware through countless press pieces, blog articles, and far too often, the outrageous claims of some security vendors. But let’s stop and think for a minute or two. How did these attacks happen? Are companies focusing on valid threats, fixing the right problems, or developing correct processes? Have so-called disruptive technologies disrupted our thinking? Let’s not go tactical. Instead, we need to consider, “what is our best strategy?” Ever since the... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet is proud to be a Sponsor at Microsoft Inspire 2017. This year’s worldwide partner conference is being held July 9-13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Visit us at Booth #1015, or Table #SC3-11 in the Connect meeting area We will be providing security demos, including cloud-based solutions designed for Microsoft Azure, at Fortinet Booth #1015. Attendees can also schedule a meeting with the Fortinet team at table SC3-11 in the Connect meeting area through their personal MyInspire page.... [Read More]
by RSS Mike Morgan  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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This blog post is a summary of SSTIC, a major infosec conference held in France. As usual, this year’s conference came with excellent presentations. The sessions have been recorded, and the papers are available on the website, although most of the content is in French. For a detailed wrap-up of SSTIC, please read @xme: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 SSTIC is one of the few IT conferences which (1) ask authors to submit full papers, (2) from which you return with information or tools to work on, and (3) whose presentations are mostly... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Jul 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends