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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
The Internet of Things (networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints, or "things," that communicate without human interaction using embedded IP connectivity) is the next industrial revolution. Estimates say there will be 24 Billion IoT devices installed by 2020, and $6 Trillion will be invested in IoT devices over the next 5 years. With that kind of growth and investment, protecting each of these “things” and their corresponding interactions with other components, including our networks, will be critical. So where is this... [Read More]
by RSS Daniel Cole  |  Sep 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Insider security threats are commonly plaguing today’s financial institutions. Read this post to find out the most common threats. [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Sep 01, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In our everyday lives we all seem to be continually looking for knowledge or information to help improve a situation, or at least make sure we don’t end up in a bad one.  Let’s take for example, traffic.  If we live or work in a crowded city with lots of traffic, we are always looking to understand where the traffic jams and accidents are, and discover where the best routes are before we drive home from work so we can avoid getting stuck in traffic.  This behavior seems second nature to us. Most of the time, we do it without... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Aug 23, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Over the years, network security solutions and deployment has been built on the assumption that threats originate outside the enterprise network – trust was put in the internal network, while security was mostly deployed at the perimeter to provide protection from the outside threats and hackers. While security infrastructure has evolved to reflect the evolution of threats and technology, its deployment remained focus around the perimeter. However, breach analysis information shows that a significant number of threats have been entirely overlo [Read More]
by RSS Ronen Shpirer  |  Jun 06, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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Scott Berger has his pulse on the IT security industry, and he talked with us at HIMSS 2016 to share some insights on the value of Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewall into a VMware NSX Environment, the rise of internal segmentation firewalls and the need to implement these solutions without compromising clinician workflow. “Fortinet offers one of the most complete security ecosystems in both the physical and the virtual space of the software-defined datacenter,” he says. While many people still view security as more or less... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 13, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
You could call healthcare security breaches a rising epidemic.  According to Christopher Moynier, Healthcare Systems Engineer for Fortinet, it could “become a life or death situation.” Healthcare organizations today are uniquely vulnerable to insidious security threats. This is due in part to the extremely high value of their data, but it’s also because healthcare has lagged behind in security. For years, healthcare IT administrators have been pushed to adapt to new regulatory schemes and provide new functionality for providers... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 11, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
I don’t think a day goes by without hearing about another company that was a victim of a data breach.  These companies are not small either.  Organizations like the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), United Airlines and many others have all lost very sensitive data.  Despite significant investments in the latest next-generation technologies, software defined networks, virtualized data centers, and new detection and alerting capabilities for anomalous traffic we still seem to be losing the... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Apr 08, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Our threat landscape is constantly evolving. As known vectors are exposed and neutralized, new methods emerge to take their places. And the current wave of advanced threats are getting increasingly better at slipping past perimeter security to reach the unprotected internal network. While edge firewalls do an excellent job of protecting the network border, they can’t help after a breach occurs. It might be malicious code that sits dormant for months before launching an opportunistic attack on critical infrastructure. Or it could be... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Mc Gee  |  Feb 24, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
With the network perimeter disappearing before our eyes, a new model of firewall deployment represents an untapped opportunity for the security channel that shouldn’t be ignored.  Here are the top four reasons you should pay attention to Internal Segmentation Firewalls (ISFW): 1. The traditional “edge” firewall is no longer enough. As enterprise organizations adopt the latest IT technologies like Mobility and Cloud – and look ahead to things like container security – one unintended result is the expansion... [Read More]
by RSS Joe Sykora  |  Nov 19, 2015  |  Filed in: Behind the Firewall