predictions


With the growth and pervasiveness of online devices and digital tools, we reached a critical tipping point in 2016. The need for accountability at multiple levels is urgent and real and affects us all. If something isn’t done, there is a real risk of disrupting the emerging Digital Economy.   Even in recent weeks, IoT devices were hijacked to shut down a huge section of the Internet. Stolen documents were used in an attempt to influence the US presidential election. Ransomware began to reach epidemic proportions, including high... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Nov 21, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News, Security Research
For those of you who don’t know, Fortinet publishes a threat intelligence roundup every Friday, the Fortinet Threat Intelligence Brief, that reviews new threats and trends. It is a treasure trove of analysis and information that ought to be part of your regimen every Friday. This week is no exception. Here are a couple of teasers and takeaways: 1. Ransomware isn’t going away any time soon. Every time organizations think they have a handle on this, ransomware developers come up with a new variant designed to evade detection.... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Aug 26, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News, Security Research
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 & News
It’s an annual tradition that security vendors and pundits alike can’t resist: threat predictions for the coming year. However, this is much more than an exercise in crystal ball gazing. Vendors need to accurately predict changes in the threat landscape to design products that effectively address emerging issues. Organizations need to plan appropriate defenses and deploy countermeasures before a novel attack occurs instead of trying to pick up the pieces afterwards.   So what are the trends beyond the buzzwords? Fortinet’s... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Nov 24, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In January 2010, the Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs threat researchers issued a report outlining their predictions for The Top 10 Security Trends for 2010. Now that we’re midway through the year, we thought it would be interesting to see how right (or wrong) we were and if anything completely unexpected has come up along the way. The following report spells out the trends the team predicted at the beginning of the year and concludes with comments on where each threat exists today. 1) Security, Virtually Speaking **January 2010: **“Preventing... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Jun 23, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research