security


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
The second day of Accelerate continued to raise the bar on both content and vision. Here is a quick overview of the general sessions: Opportunities – Phil Quade, Fortinet CISO Phil Quade recently joined Fortinet after three decades of service in the intelligence community, where he most recently served as the head of the Cyber Task Force at the National Security Agency. After examining key trends in the growth of cyber technologies, Phil provided the Accelerate audience with a unique view into where the accelerating transformation of... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jan 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The financial services industry is consistently under attack. Review this cybersecurity checklist to make sure your organization is prepared. [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Oct 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Due to the sensitive information housed within medical records (social security numbers, addresses, medical claim data etc.), healthcare has always been one of the most frequently targeted industries by cybercriminals. Hackers who are able to successfully steal this data can profit in a big way as this data has high value in the cybercrime black market. As digital capabilities grow within healthcare, so too do the number of vulnerabilities. This upsurge in capabilities and targets can largely be credited to the rise of the Internet of Medical... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
With cybercrime such a big concern these days, cooperation and information sharing between public and private organizations has never been more important. We recently talked with Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist at Fortinet, to get his thoughts on the difficulty, and importance, of trusted networks for sharing information in the world of cybersecurity.   NOTE: This week NIAS'16 will bring together over 1,000 cyber security professionals and decision-makers (including Fortinet) to discuss NATO's future requirements for... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Sep 06, 2016  |  Filed in: Behind the Firewall, Industry Trends & News, Security Q & A
The security skills shortage continues to shape the future of security and is a significant concern for business leaders. Fortinet’s Stephan Tallent shares some perspective about how this is a top concern, but also specifically for some emerging areas of the world. It is no secret that a talent skills shortage in security is shaping the future of both cybersecurity and networks themselves. Why is this issue so top of mind and critical right now? There is significant pressure on organizations to expand their networks in order to reach... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Sep 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
As businesses require more speed and flexibility in delivering applications and services, cloud computing has emerged as the model best aligned to meet the needs of many organizations. Data centers especially are evolving rapidly into both private and public clouds, along with customer demands for fast and secure cloud infrastructure and services. Fortinet’s Warren Wu shares more perspective on the intersection of cloud computing and security technology. At a high level can you talk about the intersection of cloud and security today? Over... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Aug 30, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Fortinet is once again excited to be at VMworld 2016 next week. At our booth we will be showing off new integration with VMware Integrated OpenStack. Fortinet’s Warren Wu shares more detail on the significance of this and our ongoing integration with VMware. Can you talk about Fortinet’s latest tech advancements with VMware? What is new? To further demonstrate Fortinet’s commitment to help organizations securely benefit from the agility, scale and cost efficiencies of the cloud, Fortinet is announcing that it is the... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Aug 25, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News, Security Q & A
The Government of Canada selected Fortinet to secure its IT infrastructure. Fortinet's Andy Travers shares some perspective on the unique security requirements of government agencies.    Fortinet has a longstanding history of working with the Canadian market. What is unique about Fortinet’s approach that has made it become a security partner of choice for businesses and agencies across the country?  First of all, Fortinet has a proud Canadian heritage. Significant elements of our product development, our... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Aug 17, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News, Security Q & A
Black Hat US 2016 Wraps Up     Once again, Black Hat US 2016 was held in Las Vegas in the huge Mandalay Bay resort conference center. This is the biggest Black Hat event of the year, and for sure the largest computer security conference as well. In fact, this year it broke its attendance record as its largest USA show in Black Hat’s 19-year history. To give you a better picture, we are talking about more than 15,000 of the most security savvy professionals gathering from all over the world. I spent some time wandering... [Read More]
by RSS David Maciejak  |  Aug 16, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research