cybersecurity


A major challenge facing security vendors today is that most solutions and products are developed based on knowledge of previous threats that already exist. This makes many security solutions reactive by their very design, which is not a tenable strategy for facing the volume of new attacks and strategies arising today. This arms race of identifying new threats, then reacting has been the primary strategy since the dawn of malware: A new virus is identified and then security vendors write the antivirus signature to block it; a polymorphic virus... [Read More]
by RSS Douglas Jose Pereira  |  May 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
President Trump just signed a new cybersecurity Executive Order that has important implications, not only for federal agencies, but for Critical Infrastructures as well. [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  May 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Welcome back to our monthly review of some of the most interesting security research publications. Previous edition: March 2017 What happened to your home? IoT Hacking and Forensic with 0-day from TROOPERS 17, by Park and Jin Figure 1: Hacking a vacuum cleaner The authors hacked a vacuum cleaner, which, besides cleaning, also includes an embedded camera and microphone. The hack wasn’t easy because the vacuum wasn’t too badly secured. The authors however found 2 vectors: 1. They connected on the... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  May 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
The proliferation of global network connectivity thanks to technological advances and a growing number of connected devices has had a number of positive impacts on today’s higher education institutions. From cloud services to the Internet of Things (IoT), students and faculty are now able to stay connected while outside the classroom or laboratories to improve learning and research. However, all of this private information sharing has also opened the doors to increased cybercriminal activity targeting higher ed. Any exchanged information,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The 2017 Internet2 Global Summit is scheduled to take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel from April 23–26. Internet2, a consortium that operates the nation’s largest coast-to-coast research and education network, has developed the Global Summit event to provide attendees with an opportunity to connect with the world’s preeminent leaders in research and education. Fortinet will be in attendance as a platinum sponsor and will be sponsoring the Internet2 Opening General Session on Monday, April 24th. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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: Industry Trends & News
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: Industry Trends & News
Going wireless with a customer’s network and cloud was once a leap. Now it’s simply the next step. According to Cisco’s latest Global Cloud Index, 92% of workloads will be processed in cloud data centers by 2020, and research from IDG shows worldwide spending on public cloud service will grow to more than $141B by 2019. As the use of the cloud grows, however, the potential attack surface becomes substantially larger and organizations are exposed to new risks. But that’s not all. While technology is evolving, so are customer... [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  Mar 31, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Recent cyber attacks on the NHS and other healthcare systems have brought potential ramifications into the limelight. Read this post to find out more. [Read More]
by RSS Claire Silcock  |  Mar 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
How do government agencies protect their networks and data from cyber attacks in the face of the growing cyber skills shortage? Integration and automation are the keys. [Read More]
by RSS Katrina Fox  |  Mar 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News