cybersecurity


Visa Payment Systems Intelligence recently announced that cybercriminals are threatening the payments ecosystem by leveraging a vulnerable Microsoft Dynamic Data Exchange protocol in phishing campaigns. This phishing attack relies on the Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol for infection instead of the usual malicious macros or an exploit kit. FortiGuard Labs has issued three IPS signatures that defend our customers against these attacks. [Read More]
by RSS FortiGuard SE Team  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
The cybercriminal marketplace is adept at adopting the latest advances in areas such as artificial intelligence to create more effective attacks. We anticipate this trend to accelerate into 2018, enabling the destructive trends mentioned in this blog. [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends, Security Research
The holiday shopping season is also a big event for cybercriminals. Fake web sites, intercepting your financial data, charity scams, email phishing attacks, fake shopping sites, texting and SMS scams, and more are all designed to steal you personal and financial information. So, in addition to checking your credit card balances and making out your shopping lists, you also need to take precautions before doing your holiday shopping online. If done right, it can be a safe and convenient way to buy gifts – if you follow a few simple rules. [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Nov 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Over the last three years, it has been my privilege to be one of the first civilian interview experiences that candidates in our Veterans program go through. For those of you that do not know, Fortinet runs the top Veterans employment program by any pure play security vendor bar none. [Read More]
by RSS Geoff Kreiling  |  Nov 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
We know from experience that former military personnel often develop into outstanding cybersecurity professionals. With this in mind, we initiated the FortiVets program in 2013 with a charter to recruit and assist veterans seeking to make the transition to a post-service career in cybersecurity. [Read More]
by RSS Stephan Tallent  |  Nov 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
In my previous article, I raised a red flag about the diminishing practical returns of “mom and pop” threat research as a proxy for mitigating vulnerabilities and bad consequences. Threat assessment is often both difficult and incomplete, and sometimes best left to those who have timely access to the best possible data (and the even then, left to those with the military and intelligence means to act on it). In that piece, I also begged an obvious question. If chasing threats are not the best allocation of an organization’s... [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Welcome back to our monthly review of some of the most interesting security research publications. [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Fortinet takes industry recognition and evaluations seriously, and we were very pleased when in their 4th Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) Test Report and Security Value Map NSS Labs rated Fortinet FortiGate IPS as “Recommended,” their somewhat understated way of according a product their highest rating. [Read More]
by RSS Nat Smith  |  Nov 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
The growing complexity of today’s networks and the growing sophistication of today’s threats has outpaced the ability of most traditional security devices to keep up. Until now, the approach of far too many IT teams has been to simply throw more money at the problem by adding yet another device into their security wiring closet. Billions have been spent on this approach every year for decades, and we really don’t have much to show for it. If cybersecurity is an arms race, the good guys aren’t winning. Instead, security... [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It seems like CSOs are always seeing flashing red lights on their security dashboards these days, warning them of another breach or risk of compromise. There are so many security events happening day in and day out that it’s difficult to decide what’s the top priority. That’s a good metaphor for the state of cybersecurity efforts across the globe – we’re in a constant state of flashing red. That is, if we even see the attack coming, which we increasingly don’t. Recent breach disclosures, once again, show that... [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends