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Fortinet, like most members of the security community, understands that we’re entering uncharted territory as the Internet of Things becomes a mainstream phenomenon. To that end, Fortinet invests significant resources into threat intelligence and researchers who work every day to discover new vectors of attack and strategies for cyber infection before they can be deployed maliciously. One such vector, discovered by Fortinet senior threat researcher, Axelle Apvrille, allows an attacker to inject unauthorized code onto a Fitbit band over... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Oct 23, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Trust is a tricky thing. It’s hard to gain, easy to lose, and exceptionally difficult to win back. Following the Edward Snowden disclosures and ongoing wrangling in Congress and the courts about privacy, monitoring, and data collection, trust between the public and private sectors, especially in the IT and security space, has been in short supply. It comes as no surprise then, that more than a few companies and individuals in the security industry have pushed back on government efforts to increase data sharing and collaboration around threat... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  May 19, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The latest big budget release out of Hollywood takes on the very lucrative world of blackhat hacking with the appropriately named, "Blackhat". Fortinet sponsored theaters around North America for a sneak peak at the movie and a look at how hackers have been portrayed through the years. Jonas Tichenor sits down with Fortinet Global Security Strategist, Derek Manky from Universal Studios to show you the event and the myths versus reality!  [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Jan 20, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
This month's Security Threat Landscape with Network World's Keith Shaw and Fortinet's Derek Manky covers everything from the FBI crack down on Blackshades to eBay. [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jun 02, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
2014 has come out swinging with lots of things to discuss in the security threat landscape for January. Our very own Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, talks with IDG Enterprise's Keith Shaw on the Target hack, the worst passwords, and the 10-year anniversary of mobile malware. For more on the Target breach read an interesting take on the recent hack written by Rick Popko Learn more about staying safe online with Data Privacy Day: Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Privacy For more on the 10th anniversary of mobile malware check out... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jan 28, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
With the end of the year coming around, 'tis the season for threat predictions. Today, our very own Derek Manky spoke with Network World's Keith Shaw about Fortinet's take on what is to come for 2014. There is definitely a lot of talk about the ever looming threat and sleuth of the modern day botnet, new and ever-changing Android malwares, and the advent of ransomware on mobile devices. For more, see the interview for you self: For more follow the following links - Fortinet's 2014 Threat Predictions - A Day in the Life of a Mobile Ransomware -... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Dec 17, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
On this episode of Network World's Security Landscape, Derek Manky from Fortinet and Keith Shaw discuss the latest security threats seen worldwide. This includes the rise of do-it-yourself crimeware botnet kits, as well as the possibility of another iPhone jailbreak vulnerability on Oct. 10, 2010. [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Oct 14, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
In the September edition of Security Minute with Fortinet, researcher Derek Manky talks about the most prevalent threats and threat trends plaguing the internet over the last 30 days, including the latest Twitter worm, Zeus and Zitmo, various software vulnerabilities, and the "Here You Have" virus. [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Sep 30, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
Network World in conjunction with Fortinet, this week launched a new editorial podcast called Security Landscape that looks at the most recent computer security threats, ranging from exploits to malware to spam campaigns. In this episode, tech influencer Keith Shaw talks with Fortinet threat researcher Derek Manky about the TotalSecurity ransomware threat, social engineering spam campaigns and why we could start seeing lots of Windows XP exploits hitting the top of the charts. Network World is the premier provider of information, intelligence and... [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Sep 14, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
This month, Derek Manky, project manager, cyber security & threat research at Fortinet recorded an informative audio with Power Point presentation titled: “Threat Prevention: 2010 and Beyond.” This extremely enlightening discussion examines four real-world vulnerabilities (Dalai Lama, JBIG2 Zero-Day PDF, Operation Aurora and IE Zero Day) their timelines, what happened with these vulnerabilities, how the attacks occurred and what the payload was. Derek then concludes with examples of how you can best protect your network from becoming... [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Jul 14, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research