Derek Manky


Many people will recognize the next few words as a gross understatement: The number of cyberthreats and cyberattacks targeting organizations won’t slow down anytime soon. In recent months, we’ve seen increasingly sophisticated attacks targeting specific organizations, compromised IoT devices used in DDoS attacks, and large-scale ransomware outbreaks spreading across the globe. Many businesses struggle to keep up with the security threats they face, and they don’t know how to take the next step to better protect their systems.... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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: Business and Technology
With cybercrime such a big concern these days, cooperation and information sharing between public and private organizations has never been more important. We recently talked with Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist at Fortinet, to get his thoughts on the difficulty, and importance, of trusted networks for sharing information in the world of cybersecurity.   NOTE: This week NIAS'16 will bring together over 1,000 cyber security professionals and decision-makers (including Fortinet) to discuss NATO's future requirements for... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Sep 06, 2016  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends, Security Q & A
Last year, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs team made a series of predictions about cyberthreats in 2016. We are now halfway through the year, and thought this might be a good time to give an update on what we have seen so far for some of these predictions.   Prediction #1: The Rise of Machine-to-Machine Attacks The Threat: The exponential increase of unmanaged, “headless devices” driven by the Internet of Things will make these types of devices a tempting target for hackers looking to secure a beachhead into more traditional... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Aug 22, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet’s Derek Manky offers some perspective on Fortinet’s most recent cooperative information sharing agreement and what this means for the future of global cyber threat intelligence.   What did Fortinet announce with KISA today? Fortinet took another important step in an effort to bolster the future of cybersecurity. We signed an agreement with KISA to formalize cybersecurity information sharing, in particular on cyber threats. This partnership is an excellent example of a call to action for intelligence collaboration... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Aug 09, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Q & A
Cybercrime has no borders and the best way to combat the creativity and negative impact of adversaries is partnership based on actionable intelligence from wide and diverse sources. Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist at Fortinet, talks about the successful information cooperation between Fortinet and INTERPOL and also his thoughts on the importance of cybersecurity information sharing in general today. What did Fortinet announce today? Essentially our threat data helped the authorities effectively catch a global cyber criminal gang. What... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jul 29, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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
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
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
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