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This was my first time at DefCamp in Romania, and it was definitely a good experience. DefCamp was an interesting mixture of not so technical talks (but with acute insights) and technical ones. Among the "not so technical" ones, I liked the following: Do Tinder bots dream of electric toys? Tinder is a match-making/dating application. Inbar Raz decided to test it. He created a profile according to online guidelines (images with animals, images looking official, etc.) and quickly got many matches. But...it turned out that they... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Nov 18, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
Besides conference sessions, DefCamp 2016 also ran various competitions in the hacking village. I wandered about the critical infrastructure area - an amazing model kit of a train, station, and solar panels all controlled by Siemens and Schneider PLCs - but mostly, of course, at the _IoT village_. Critical Infrastructure village with model kit, PLCs, and SCADA supervision monitor   At the IoT village, several connected devices were available to be hacked: web cameras, a water sensor, a coffee maker...I lost some time on the Foscam... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Nov 17, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
This post originally appeared as a byline in Dark Reading. For cyber intelligence sharing to work, organizations need two things: to trust each other, and better processes to collect, exchange, and act on information quickly. As cyberthreats become more sophisticated and expand to the Cloud and the Internet of Things, the sharing of meaningful threat intel between trusted organizations has become more critical than ever before.  At Fortinet this year, our teams witnessed the benefits of info sharing first hand as part of a joint... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Nov 17, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The US political season is over and a new President has been elected. This election has arguably been one of the most colorful (some might say entertaining) and controversial presidential election cycles in the country’s history. For cyber crooks, this has been just the right environment to target victims with their attacks and trolls. In this post we take a look at some of the more notable US campaign-themed malware and scams. While some may induce false fears and a few laughs, others represent serious threats.  “Donald... [Read More]
by RSS Joie Salvio and Rommel Joven  |  Nov 15, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
In the past decade, cloud computing has become increasingly popular among enterprises, with Gartner Research projecting IT spending on public cloud-based infrastructure services to surpass $24 billion in 2016, and associated management and security to surpass $8 billion. This evolution of our IT infrastructure brings with it concerns about the safety of our data, applications and end users. We talked to Chad Whalen about the move to the cloud, the related security concerns, and how Fortinet is protecting this rapidly-evolving IT infrastructure. How... [Read More]
by RSS Chad Whalen  |  Nov 15, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Q & A
The next President of the United States will begin their term in the midst of dramatic transitions happening across the world. This isn’t about the deficit or foreign policy or climate change. Advisors well versed in strategies related to those issues surround the President. What needs to be addressed is the global transition to a digital economy. This change is affecting every aspect of our society, from how businesses generate profit to how individuals live their lives and interact socially. The digital economy and society combine technolo [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Nov 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Veteran’s Day is a great opportunity to feature a “graduate” of our Fortinet Veterans Program, which attempts to help fill the cybersecurity talent gap by helping veterans transition from the armed forces back into a civilian job in the realm of cyber security.  Today we spotlight Chris Armstrong, a former Marine Officer who was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. You can also read about other graduates from the program on our blog. Can you give us a summary of your background in the military? I was a Communications... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Nov 11, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet recently sat down with Fabric-Ready Partner Ziften to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing, and how Ziften’s approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. Tell us a bit about Ziften’s business and the types of customers that you serve. Ziften provides client-to-cloud visibility and security, offering unprecedented access to user behavior, system, application, and network data originating from client devices, data centers, and the cloud.... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Nov 09, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The financial services industry is always looking at the latest trends to better protect their data. Read this post to learn what’s happening today. [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Nov 01, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Countries where open elections occur have often developed arcane rules and processes for casting, collecting, and tabulating votes, in part because counting and managing votes is so time-consuming. But also because different groups, especially those with power, have strongly vested interests not only in the outcome, but also in the process itself. In the US, for example, Americans voting in the current Presidential election don’t actually vote for Presidential candidates, but for slates of “electors” pledged to support those... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Oct 31, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends