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The financial services industry was a primary target for cybercriminals in 2016, and due to the value of its data, it will remain in the crosshairs as we embark on 2017. As a result, financial services CIOs will be faced with security decisions and challenges that will likely keep them up at night. While this isn’t an exhaustive list of challenges CIOs will face in the coming year, we’ve outlined several challenges we believe nearly all financial services organizations will have to face in 2017. Let’s take a closer look. 1.... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Mar 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Technology integration in the financial services industry has opened opportunities that could only be dreamed of a few decades back. Around the turn of the millennium, we began seeing banks set up websites for internet-based banking, and about a decade later, mobile banking customers began tapping their smartphones to make payments at retail stores. Inside the walls of financial institutions themselves, employees are leveraging technology such as email and mobile devices to streamline processes and provide a better overall customer experience. Industry... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In meeting with large financial institutions, the single biggest thing we keep hearing about is the need to simplify and consolidate their security infrastructure. As Financial Services has evolved from person-to-person transactions to a fully digital business model, the industry’s networks have evolved as well, become increasingly complex and more difficult to defend. During this evolution, as new threats have emerged, financial organizations have gone out and purchased a host of different security products, often from different vendors,... [Read More]
by RSS Bart Richards  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
On September 26th, Fortinet announced our new Fortinet Fabric Ready Program, which delivers on the “Open” attribute of the Fortinet Security Fabric by providing threat intelligence visibility across multi-vendor cybersecurity solutions. Cross-product  coordination (regardless of vendor) is a critical capability for today’s enterprises, as it is rare for an organization to completely source all IT security components from a single vendor across the entirety of their network and covering all attack vectors.  Leaving... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  Oct 18, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
For retailers with many geographically dispersed shops or stores, having secure network connectivity and linking all sites to the head office has become the glue of critical operating processes, such as the Point of Sale (PoS), accounting, inventory control, pricing, customer relationship management applications, and other business services. The in-store store network is vital, yet invisible, to staff and shoppers alike – until it stops working. But when the network goes down, transactions halt, customers go elsewhere, and cash registers stop... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet Australia  |  Sep 08, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
This week Fortinet released its latest Threat Landscape Report - a collection of threats, attacks, and data collected from live production environments of all sizes and types. As part of our Cyber Threat Assessment Program (CTAP), enterprises and organizations were given the opportunity to place one of Fortinet’s high-performance FortiGate NGFW appliances inside their networks to see just how many threats and attacks attempt to (or successfully) gain purchase inside their infrastructure. Some key findings in the report include: unexpected... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Henderson  |  Feb 25, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
NSS Labs released their second annual breach detection system (BDS) test results this week, highlighting a market that is growing at a CAGR of 32%, more than double that of next gen firewalls.  Gartner cites 20 vendors in this competitive space – 9 of them participated in the NSS Labs comparison, giving IT and security decision makers robust, objective data on which to base their purchases. Let’s take a step back, though, and clearly define breach detection systems. Many vendors simply refer to them as sandboxes, but NSS Labs... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Aug 06, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
There is so much marketing buzz around Threat Intelligence (TI) these days. The problem is, TI is a such a broad term and with the multitude of TI services offered in the market, many businesses are oftentimes confused as to what services to purchase and if they should even be looking at Threat Intelligence Services to begin with. Once the decision is made regarding the need for TI, how then do they go about choosing the right service for their organization? What constitutes a good threat feed? Is Threat Intelligence just for big business or can... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Apr 28, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
If you caught Episode 2 of the new GoT season, you know that Arya Stark is back in all her glory. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil the second episode of the new Game of Thrones season. You may have already watched it when it was leaked a week ago or you’re getting ready for RSA and have it DVR’d. Regardless, all you need to know is that Arya Stark makes a few appearances and she rocks out loud. I try not to get too attached to any characters in A Song of Ice And Fire since George R. R. Martin has a penchant for killing them... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Apr 20, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Recently, I wrote about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. This is the second of a three-part series examining each vector in depth. Over the past couple of months, I’ve written about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. Most recently, I looked in depth at the first vector, what we usually think of as “traditional attacks and malware”. These sorts of attacks continue to make headlines, but as healthcare evolves and increasing numbers of medical devices begin feeding data directly into health information... [Read More]
by RSS Ryan Witt  |  Apr 10, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News