cybersecurity


Many people will recognize the next few words as a gross understatement: The number of cyberthreats and cyberattacks targeting organizations won’t slow down anytime soon. In recent months, we’ve seen increasingly sophisticated attacks targeting specific organizations, compromised IoT devices used in DDoS attacks, and large-scale ransomware outbreaks spreading across the globe. Many businesses struggle to keep up with the security threats they face, and they don’t know how to take the next step to better protect their systems.... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This is Part II of a series. Read Part I here. Sun Tzu wrote in his famous book, The Art of War, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” In my previous article, “Are you Aware of Your Cyber Situation,” I discussed how important it is for you to understand your business as it relates to your digital... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Jul 13, 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
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
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
As human beings, we are continually looking for knowledge or information to help improve any situation. If we live or work in a crowded city, for example, we want to know which routes are best to avoid getting stuck in traffic. When we enter a restaurant or movie theater we look for the exits. And when suspicious looking person enters the room, part of our mind automatically keeps track of him. This behavior is known as situational awareness, and it’s second nature to most of us. But while such behavior often occurs in our everyday... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified 16 sectors that have been determined to be designated as critical infrastructure due to the debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination that would result from any of these sectors being compromised. Included in this list of 16 is the Government Facilities Sector, which covers, “a wide variety of buildings, located in the United States and overseas, that are owned or leased by federal, state, local, and tribal governments.”... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The recent WannaCry attack was interesting for a couple of reasons. First, the speed and scale of the attack was impressive. Over the course of a couple of days, hundreds of thousands of systems were affected and disrupted. Second, it also unveiled a disturbing trend. The attack malware exploited a known vulnerability that not only had been revealed through the highly public release of stolen cyber tools, but Microsoft had also released a patch for the targeted vulnerability over two months before. Which means that the scale of the attack was... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Jun 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Tired of hearing about IoT? Me too. I am also tired of AI and the constant specter of intelligent robots and computers that are smarter than us, and that for some reason want to harm us. I prefer the movie Her because I believe that is more likely to represent the future of an AI. They wouldn’t want to compete with us and rule the world. Instead, it seems more likely that they would find us to be a curiosity. And they would probably eventually just lose interest in us and leave. We (and the Earth) would not be able to evolve as fast... [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Jun 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
By now, it’s no secret that cybercriminals have targeted, and continue to target, the financial services industry with advanced attacks that are designed to steal or otherwise jeopardize valuable data. As a result, many organizations have taken at least some initial steps to better secure their networks and the information that lives within them. In fact, according to Duff & Phelps’ “Global Regulatory Outlook,” 86 percent of professionals in the financial services industry say their companies have plans to put more... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends