Security Q & A


Fortinet recently talked with Michael Dierickx, director of security engineering and information security officer, about Panasonic Avionics’ security priorities and the tools they use to keep customers’ information safe on today’s connected aircraft.  [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Q: You joined Fortinet recently after three decades in cybersecurity roles in government, including most recently the NSA. What has that experience taught you about the nature and scope of the threats that organizations face these days? Some people say that street cops and detectives see an especially negative view of humanity, because, more often than not, they are called to assist with an unlawful or sad situation.  Similarly, coming from the foreign intelligence business, you get a first-hand view of what foreign adversaries aspire to... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
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, Security Q & A
As reliance on technology continues to grow, and students inevitably require greater access to web assets, schools have been keeping up by incorporating programs that allow for more devices and a more web-focused curriculum. While it’s important to provide these services, between paying for internet access and securing the network, they typically come at a great cost. To mitigate these costs, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its subsidiary, the Universal Services Administrative Committee (USAC), implemented the E-rate program,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Q & A
We regularly do deep dive Q&A pieces with our executives to share the leadership perspectives at Fortinet. Read below for an interview with Phil Quade, Fortinet's CISO.  [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  May 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
A perspective blog with Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, Fortinet. We asked Derek to put WannaCry into context. Is this just the eye of the storm? [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Q & A, Security Research
Q&A with Carolyn Crandall, CMO at Attivo Networks Fortinet sits down with Fabric-Ready Partner, Attivo Networks, to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing, and how Attivo Networks’ approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. Tell us a bit about Attivo Networks business and the types of customers that you serve. Attivo Networks® is the leader in deception for cyber security defense. Founded on the premise that even the best security systems... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
What follows is Part 2 of a two-part interview with Fortinet’s James Cabe on the journey to security automation. Recognizing that most organizations are not prepared to make the jump to automation today, the following presents a realistic timeline to get from an intelligent network to truly automated, intent-based security, and a discussion of what that intent-based security will look like. What is the timeline for getting to automation and intent-based security? When we talk about the evolution of security, we talk about what it should... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
As the threat landscape continues to evolve and the cyberskills gap remains a challenge, automation and intent-based security are becoming timely discussions when thinking about the future of cybersecurity. Fortinet’s James Cabe shares some perspective from the trenches. What follows is Part 1 of a two-part overview of the path to automation, beginning with where we need to be and what it will take to get there. Part 2 will discuss a realistic timeline to get from an intelligent network to truly automated, intent-based security, as well as... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
Fortinet spoke with Fabric-Ready Partner, Versa Networks to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing and how Versa Networks’ approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Mar 22, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A