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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: Business and Technology, Industry Trends, 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
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
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, 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, 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
Change is coming to service provider networking, and evolving customer expectations around agility, service flexibility, and pricing are driving it. In recent weeks, both AT&T and Verizon have made key announcements on the approach they plan to take with regard to network service virtualization - a transition birthed and catalyzed by the extraordinary high adoption rate of cloud based delivery, and the changes in customer attitudes about the best way to consume IT services. While the specifics of their new network offerings vary, the intent... [Read More]
by RSS By Richard Orgias  |  Aug 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It has been famously said that, “the wheels of justice turn slowly.” That’s partly because the process most governments use when creating regulations and laws encourages debate, the careful examination of all sides of an issue, and the development of bartered consensus between groups with differing needs and opinions. In the modern era, this model has been very successful at promoting economic success while balancing personal freedom with social accountability. This model is less effective, however, when it comes to regulating... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  May 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Q&A with Brian Forster The financial services sector is a high-value target for hackers, and therefore always under attack. While it’s critical to ensure effective security, financial services must also be able to conduct business in real time—with no network slowdowns given they’ve been deemed critical infrastructure by many governments. Fortinet's Brian Forster offers some perspectives on the current state of cybersecurity for the industry.  1) What are the biggest security threats financial... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  May 09, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Guest post by Brian Yeaman, Yeaman + Associates 2016 will be a lot like 2015 – a steadily escalating number of data breaches across healthcare requiring new solutions. We’re seeing now that many of the good things about medical-record portability – improved care, better patient relationships, efficiency – still create additional risks and the potential for breaches. One element in particular deserves mention, and that’s the continued focus on BYOD functionality. As users demand more device autonomy, IT teams are... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 06, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends