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Happy New Year! And for those of you heading to Las Vegas, welcome to Accelerate 2017! Every year Fortinet brings together thought leaders, technical experts, and IT professionals to share and learn the latest in network security technology. We’re looking forward to welcoming over 1500 partners, users, Fortinet experts, and executives to the Accelerate conference. And for the first time, Fortinet end users have been invited to participate in this annual event. Accelerate always provides a unique opportunity to gain hands-on technical... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Mc Gee  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Fortinet’s John Maddison offers some perspective following our Security Fabric and Fabric Ready announcements earlier this year. Can you talk about why “open” is such a critical element of our GTM selling strategy? An “open” strategy demonstrates the maturity of a vendor in their evolution towards developing a complete ecosystem of partnerships. This... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Nov 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Behind the Firewall, Security Q & A
New variants of android banking malware target even more German banks, popular social media apps, and more Summary In my previous blog I provided a detailed analysis of a new android banking malware that spoofed the mobile applications of several large German banks to trick users into revealing their banking credentials. This week I found several new variants of this growing malware, and in this update I am sharing these new findings. Install the malware One of these variants masquerades as another German mobile banking app. Once installed,... [Read More]
by RSS Kai Lu  |  Nov 18, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
Summary We recently found an Android banking malware masquerading as an email app that targets several large German banks. This banking malware is designed to steal login credentials from 15 different mobile banking apps for German banks. It also has the ability to resist anti-virus mobile apps, as well as hinder 30 different anti-virus programs and prevent them from launching. Install the malware The malware masquerades as an email app. Once installed, its icon appears in the launcher, as shown below. Figure 1. Malware App Icon   Figure... [Read More]
by RSS Kai Lu  |  Nov 18, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
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 & News
We have all embraced online searching and shopping. The days of driving around town to compare costs or referring to the most current newspaper advertisement for a bargain have long gone. Today’s consumer reaches out via the Internet on a variety of devices to check product reviews, find discount coupons, locate attractions, and read email sales notices from their favorite companies. Analysis of data allows a business to study consumer needs and intentions Technology enables business to track consumer behavior while connected to a Wi-fi... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  Mar 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In today’s world of fast-paced digital business, mid-sized businesses and enterprises face continually complex security requirements and ever-evolving threats and attacks. The pressures on IT and security staff continues to mount, meaning there is an immediate need for simple to use, cost-effective security solutions that are also easy to manage, intelligent and seamlessly adaptable for today's and tomorrow’s threats.   Fortinet is excited to announce a new partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security: an integrated... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Henderson  |  Mar 01, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Are you prepared for most cyberattacks? Or do you have just basic protection? IDC has defined the five stages of network security protection in their ‘IT Security MaturityScape’ position paper: Ad hoc: Constantly vulnerable; few if any procedures and unknown risk profile Opportunistic: Basic protection; entry-level security infrastructure, policies in-place Repeatable: Established standards; protected from blended threats and common risks Managed: Prepared for most attacks; continuous protection, constant vigilance Optimised:... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  Nov 09, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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Recently, I wrote about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. This is the second of a three-part series examining each vector in depth. Over the past couple of months, I’ve written about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. Most recently, I looked in depth at the first vector, what we usually think of as “traditional attacks and malware”. These sorts of attacks continue to make headlines, but as healthcare evolves and increasing numbers of medical devices begin feeding data directly into health information... [Read More]
by RSS Ryan Witt  |  Apr 10, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
With over 12 million downloads, Photo Gallery is one of the most popular WordPress plugins; users should be sure to upgrade to the latest version. FortiGuard Labs disclosed a vulnerability today in the WordPress Photo Gallery plugin that could potentially be used to gather information from system administrators. With over 100,000 active installations and robust photo management and editing tools, this particular cross-site scripting vulnerability has significant security implications across the many retail, media, and other WordPress-driven websites... [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  Mar 20, 2015  |  Filed in: Security Research