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The healthcare industry continues to ride the digital wave to improve patient care and organizational efficiency in addition to reducing costs. Hospitals and health systems are relying on electronic health records (EHRs), the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT) more than ever. While these technologies are convenient, efficient, and enable a higher degree of patient-centric care, they can be jeopardized by cybercriminals. Stolen patient data can easily be sold on the dark web to criminals looking to extort money, commit identify fraud, spearphish,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Feb 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
RSA 2017 is a wrap. The final sessions are being recorded, the coat check area is filled with luggage, and the smell of propane is filling the show floors as forklifts begin to deliver packing crates to this year’s crop of security vendors. As expected, the hottest security topics and offerings were related to IoT and the cloud. Threat intelligence and SOCs were also top of mind as companies try to get a handle on the deluge of data and devices flooding their networks. In spite of the veneer of innovation, however, for far too many vendors... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Feb 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
By now, everyone has heard the numbers. IoT is part of a networking revolution that is transforming the world. Experts predict that by 2020 there will be over 33 billion IoT devices deployed, or 4.3 Internet-connected devices for every man, woman, and child on the planet. Of course, IoT is more than just one thing. There are a variety of IoT devices and categories, each with their own implications. Consumer IoT includes the connected devices we are most familiar with, such as smart cars, phones, watches, laptops, connected appliances, and... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Feb 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
For many of us in the Security Industry, the possibility of using Internet of Things (IoT) devices as a launchpad for an attack has been mostly theoretical. However, information obtained after the massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the services offered by DYN.com appears to show that the threat is real and immediate. The definition of IoT is often a little vague. Generally speaking, I consider any device with an IP address associated with it to be some sort of an IoT device, though not all of them are problems. The ones... [Read More]
by RSS Ken McAlpine  |  Feb 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
We are proud to be a Gold Sponsor at this year’s RSA event. We are located at Booth# 3627 in the North Hall. This year we will have an in-booth theater featuring Fortinet experts presenting on such topics as enterprise FW, cloud security, FortiGuard, Advanced Threat Protection, and our Security Operations Center solution. The theater will also feature presentations from a number of our Fabric-Ready Partners showcasing the unique interoperability, scope, and flexibility of the Fortinet Security Fabric. [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Feb 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
I recently bought a new car with all the bells and whistles. It warns me if I stray out of my lane. It warns me if there is a car in my blind spot. It has adaptive cruise control that slows down if a car pulls in front of me. When I back up, it alerts me of cross traffic, even pedestrians and dogs. It monitors road conditions and automatically enables all-wheel drive if roads are wet or conditions are cold or icy. And that’s just the start. It has collision detection, and automatic braking, and a fully connected entertainment and communications... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Feb 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Sometimes it’s helpful to characterize the IoT with some more precision; I like to place them in three categories. The first, Consumer IoT, which includes the connected devices we are most familiar with, such as smart phones, watches, and connected appliances and entertainment systems. The other two, Commercial IoT and Industrial IoT, are made up of things many of us never see. Commercial IoT includes things like inventory controls, device trackers, and connected medical devices, and the Industrial IoT covers... [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  Jan 31, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
People, things, and ideas, connected together by IoT and the cloud, are driving the new digital economy. This new hyperconnected world is not only changing how companies do business, but also how people work, live, and learn. It is changing the world at an unprecedented rate. What does this hyperconnected world look like? It is estimated that by 2020 we will have deployed over 50 billion networked devices and over 20 billion connected IoT endpoints. That is about 4.3 connected devices for every person on the planet. And each of these devices... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The cloud has seen immense growth over the last couple of years. But the security risks that arise from such a profound change are not to be taken lightly. [Read More]
by RSS Douglas Jose Pereira dos Santos  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
For years now, we’ve been hearing about “smart cities.” Cities with the ability to leverage innovative technology, and automation to optimize resources and improve services for their citizens, with the ultimate goal of making our lives better. These smart cities are no longer a distant dream of the future – they are happening now. Unfortunately, without sufficient cybersecurity, their ultra-connected nature can make these dream cities a nightmare, as the recent hack of San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News