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There are a lot of trends and conversations being explored at this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA. Among the most talked about is just how vulnerable businesses are when there is no protection around social media usage by employees. While this topic can certainly set off controversy, it doesn’t necessarily have to if you have the right security strategy in place. Digital Strategist Jonas Tichenor speaks with Fortinet Security Strategist Richard Henderson about social media and ways to keep your organization safe. [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Apr 22, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Tucked deep in the Pacific Northwest, there is a global battle being faught. The battle is over the world’s data and no company is safe. But as Digital Strategy Director, Jonas Tichenor shows us, there is a team of hackers and analysts detecting, analyzing, and stopping attacks, sometimes before they start! [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Apr 20, 2015  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
There was a very clear and present sound on the convention floor this year at HIMSS in Chicago, Illinois, a buzz that resonated particularly with the team at Fortinet and it was the need for a multi-layered strategy around cybersecurity and the healthcare industry. Many who attended say they are just waiting for the next big headline news attack that shakes the very core of patient data and how doctors care for their patients in new and innovative ways. Fortinet’s presence at HIMSS also signaled to many, a shift in the industry towards the... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Apr 16, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Last month, researchers in Fortinet’s threat research division, FortiGuard Labs, discovered a vulnerability in MongoDB that would allow hackers to remotely crash the database application. Characterizing the vulnerability as “widespread”, the researchers successfully demonstrated a denial of service attack against legacy versions of the database that users could initiate remotely. MongoDB has quickly become the most popular NoSQL database in use today. NoSQL was developed to address the need to store and process unstructured... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Mar 28, 2015  |  Filed in: Security Research
BSides held its third annual conference in Vancouver, Canada. A successful event attended by local security researchers and whitehat hackers alike. A few delegates from other countries can also be seen hanging around. With lots of nice presentations loaded with mix topics as you will normally can see from other big conferences. Reversing Malware I personally have presented a talk about reverse engineering titled: “Malware Analysis in a Straightjacket”. I talked about some of varying techniques that the malware use in order to avoid... [Read More]
by RSS Raul Alvarez  |  Mar 26, 2015  |  Filed in: Security Research
Angler/Flash 0-day FAQ Version 1.1 - Friday, January 23 15:45PST This document will be updated and maintained as new or updated information becomes available. Continue to check this page for updates.   What is Angler? The Angler Exploit Kit (EK) is a toolkit used by malware authors and cybercriminals to deliver other pieces of malware. Typically these exploit kits are used in compromised websites that victims are guided to through links and phishing emails in order to infect victims.  What has happened? Noted malware... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Henderson  |  Jan 22, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Haiti may not be at the top of everyone’s dream vacation destinations, but attendees at this year’s Global Partner Conference can expect one heck of an experience. For 4 days next week, I’ll be joining hundreds of Fortinet partners on a cruise to Haiti. Yes, it’s going to be warm and sunny. As the January cold really sets in for most of the world, I’ll be applying sunscreen. Sorry. But it isn’t going to be all fun in the sun. The Fortinet product portfolio is extensive and the capabilities of our products are deep, to say the least.... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Jan 05, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
IDC is reporting again that Fortinet has the top market share in security appliances - This is great news for Fortinet researchers and customers alike. Here at Fortinet, we’ve been talking a lot about handoffs recently. Handoffs of data between modules in next gen firewalls, handoffs from advanced threat protection/detection tools like sandboxes to traditional firewalls, handoffs of threat intelligence between applications; you get the idea. When the parts of a security ecosystem can communicate intelligently, it’s no surprise that threats... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Dec 29, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet recently sponsored an expert panel on cybersecurity at the Denver Biz Tech Expo - One takeaway? Security talks aren’t just for hackers anymore. Fortinet researchers participate in a lot of conferences. Many, like this year’s Hack.Lu in Luxembourg, are very much “for the cybersecurity community, by the cybersecurity community.” I loved one of the lines from Axelle Apvrille, a Fortinet senior antivirus analyst, in her writeup from the conference: This year's edition was quite classical - Windows/Linux reverse engineering/exploitation,... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Nov 20, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Emerging threats have created some strange bedfellows in the Cyber Threat Alliance but the group’s work is critical to advancing security in an increasingly connected world. The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) has brought together some of the top names (and fiercest competitors) in enterprise security to address emerging challenges and the most serious, complex threats to organizations that the Internet has ever seen. The founding members, Fortinet, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec, have all committed to sharing threat information to better... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Nov 01, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends