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In cyber security, as in the world of Star Trek, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. So this notion of data, devices and dummies means that your network is secure, your access points are covered and your workforce is educated at least at a very basic level. Let's be honest, it's not always malicious hackers that gain access to your most coveted assets, your data. Sometimes it's users who give away the keys to the castle. Fortinet VP of Marketing, Luanne Tierney, discusses the Fortinet approach with Digital Strategist... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Apr 23, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Managed security is a hot topic, but it's not without its challenges. Much has been written about how cyber security risks are on the rise and becoming more complex, and how organizations are grappling with warding off attacks while staying in compliance with regulations. Enter managed security service providers (MSSPs), which are often billed as the panacea that helps enhance an organization's security operations. But there are a slew of both business and technical challenges MSSPs have to deal with as they determine the right tools... [Read More]
by RSS Esther Shein  |  Apr 23, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
We’re at RSA again today and it’s not just vendor hype or doomsday fear mongering...Winter is coming. Metaphorically speaking, of course. We’ve been having some fun at RSA with Game of Thrones (yes, that is the Iron Throne in the North Hall of the Moscone Center), but one of the messages that keeps coming through is one that security professionals have been talking about for some time now: Winter is coming. Unfortunately, like the pleas for help and dire warnings that come from the Wall to the seven kingdoms of Westeros, the... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Apr 22, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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
Aside from the latest security gadgets, widgets and devices that can help to protect a network, many at RSA this year are having big conversations around education. The simple act of making sure your organization understands password protections, avoiding suspicious links, and taking a second look at that strange .doc can make all the difference in protecting the network from unwanted intrusion. Fortinet’s Editor-at-Large, Christopher Dawson and Digital Strategist Jonas Tichenor talk about how security companies are offering Education-as-a-Service... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Apr 22, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Ultimately brought down by his own nobility, Eddard Stark could have done the realms a lot more good with a smart security strategy instead of holding on to the Old Ways. This past weekend, I had a Ned Stark moment. No, I wasn't betrayed by scheming southern lords and I didn't promise my daughter to a cruel prince. Instead, I killed one of my chickens. It was a rooster who had become too aggressive and was attacking our lambs (farming is a hobby that borders on an obsession for me - it's a nice break from staring at a computer... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
When some people look at a map of Westeros they see a land of war, intrigue, and magic. We see a network security schematic. Seriously. Yes, Season 5 of Game of Thrones is almost here. And yes, we’re at least as excited as you are. Will Stannis Baratheon actually take the North? What new adventures will Arya find when she gets to Braavos? What will be the fallout from Tywin Lannister’s death? Can HBO add even more gratuitous sex and violence that wasn’t in the books? Probably not...the books aren’t exactly up for Caldecott... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Apr 01, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It's that time of year again. Indeed, RSA Conference 2014 is just a few days away and Fortinet has a host of announcements, presentations and social events lined up for the event. First, the basics: Fortinet's booth is #1317, located in the center aisle of Moscone South Hall. That's important to know, because it will be the launching point for myriad of our product demos, presentations and giveaways the week of February 24. Fortinet Booth As always, Fortinet presenters will be on hand at the booth to demonstrate an extensive array of products.... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Feb 19, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends