data loss prevention


Preventing an organization's most valuable and critical information from walking out the door is one of the biggest challenges facing IT and security administrators. It's also a pain point that routinely keeps them up at night. Perhaps most of the time, data loss is unintentional, attributed to employees that unknowingly violate security policy or attempt to get around e-mail based security solutions by using a personal Web-based e-mail, IM or online file sharing application to transmit sensitive documents. That said, the consequences of lost... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Oct 09, 2013  |  Filed in: Security 101
Spam has plagued e-mail users since its inception. Users obtain a brand new e-mail address only to be pummeled with spam and phishing campaigns usually within a matter of hours. Without fail, cybercriminals seem to have access to a never-ending supply of e-mail addresses and other personally identifying information to fuel spam, phishing and malware activities. That isn't by accident. One of the ways cybercriminals can tap into that bottomless well of personally identifying information is through a Directory Harvesting Attack (DHA). "A DHA... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jul 31, 2013  |  Filed in: Security 101
While an invaluable communication tool, email remains one of the most effective and reliable threat vectors around. The reason? It still works. It's no secret email is the gateway to sensitive customer information, crucial databases and other valuable data. Attacks that leverage email as the initial point of entry provide lucrative returns for their operators. The email security market has little room to be complacent. Email security continues to evolve to keep up with increasingly sophisticated, multi-faceted threats and counteract stealth malware... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Today was another big milestone in the history of the company I co-founded and I'm very happy to have this opportunity to tell you about it. Fortinet has released FortiOS 4.0, the firmware upgrade for our FortiGate security systems. This release is the result of a tremendous effort by our development teams over the better part of 12+ months. These highly skilled and talented teams worked hard to design and implement these technology innovations so that we could confidently put the product in front of our customers. Even in this time of economic... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Mar 03, 2009  |  Filed in: Security Research