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Today, the billions of online IoT devices present an even more daunting challenge because they generally don't receive the level of control, visibility, and protection that traditional systems receive. Coupled with widespread automation-based attacks, the potential for damage is even greater. Recent developments, outlined below, reveal why it's time to take IoT security seriously. [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Colleges and universities have unique wireless network and security needs. They are typically densely-populated and highly-collaborative environments. Students and faculty alike rely on a consistent wireless connection that allows them fast and constant communication with each other across campuses and buildings. They require access to various online resources and publications to conduct research for assignments and lesson plans, as well as access to various applications and software solutions to record, present, and share their findings. Furthermore,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report found that two-thirds (66%) of all installed malware that successfully made its way past established defenses were delivered by email.  This is particularly concerning as our weekly FortiGuard Labs Threat Intelligence Brief lists ransomware downloaders –typically delivered via email – as consistently among the top 5 pieces of malware in most weeks. {Update chart and excerpt closer to publication date} The reality is that while brand new attacks like WannaCry and Petya... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Healthcare and IT are becoming increasingly intertwined as technology enables patient-centric care, more efficient hospital workflows, and greater visibility into effective treatment plans through data analytics. Moreover, as digital transformation initiatives take effect across industries, increased technical capabilities will be necessary to remain competitive. This exciting technical innovation in the healthcare space coincides with a higher volume of health-focused cyberattacks and a cybersecurity skills gap that has made it difficult to... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
When one of the world’s largest food services companies needed a better way to connect its vast distributed network of operations, it turned to Microsoft Azure and Fortinet to "move the entire organization to Azure on a single weekend morning: no issues, no downtime, no fuss!” The company is a top 5 global food services company that provides food and beverage services for schools, hospitals, and major public venues in dozens of countries. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
The number one challenge identified by Federal agencies in migrating to the cloud is expanding security measures and policies to cover cloud environments. To date, confidence is hard to find. Only 35% of Federal IT leaders believe that the security of their existing private cloud environments is excellent, and this drops to 21% for public cloud. They have similar concerns for the security of data that has to move between physical and virtual environments. [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Over the past month, we have all watched with dismay as the islands of the Caribbean and coasts of Texas and Florida were hit with devastating rains and high-speed winds. In the days leading up to the storms’ landfalls, some of the most talented scientific minds deployed astounding levels of technology to assess and communicate the severity of the approaching threats—despite the fact that severe weather is notoriously unpredictable, with inherent uncertainty that makes truly accurate assessment of the threat nearly impossible. In... [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet’s Vice President of Strategic Programs, Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, recently hosted a webinar called “Implementing Security with Digital Transformation Initiatives.”  This talk touched on why digital transformation is so crucial across industries, as well as the technological capabilities organizations need to adopt in order to ensure a successful digital transformation.   [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In light of today’s huge skills gap, security professionals have an obligation to mentor the next generation. Employees of cybersecurity vendors can help shrink the gap by volunteering their time in the classrooms, from elementary school through college. The knowledge and experience of front-line professionals is invaluable, whether to explain to first-graders what malware is or to steer college students toward the right classes to give them a strong foundation for a cybersecurity career. The problem is bigger than any one vendor or educational [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Oct 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The rhetoric surrounding mainframes and their uses in modern enterprises tends to be largely negative. Mainframes are seen by many as outdated legacy IT systems that are, or will be, obsolete in the near future as businesses increasingly move to the cloud. However, these notions are one-sided. The reality is that mainframe computing remains alive and well within many infrastructure-critical industries, including some of the largest organizations in the world. It’s reported that 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies still run much of their... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends