social media


One of the toughest gigs in IT is the job of keeping an organization’s network safe. It is also one that is getting tougher with the rise of the millennial generation. Millennials - those in their 20s to mid-30s - are starting to dominate workplaces around the world. More than one-in-three workers in the US are millennials, a 2015 study by Pew Research Center found. And this demographic group will account for half of the global workforce by 2020, according to PwC. The term “millennial” has many connotations. Among them: They... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Passwords and social media sites have been a recent topic of interest. Although the conversation is not new, it is still important because it affects everyone. The challenge is that users resist regularly changing their passwords, and implementing behavior change is not easy. Fortinet’s Tyson Macaulay shares some perspective, and talks about what the future could have in store for us.Talk a bit about passwords. With so many social networking sites in the news lately, what else should we be thinking about?The password re-use issue is significant.... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jun 13, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Organizations often allow the use of social media on their networks, but RSAC is buzzing about the risks. Does your organization allow employees to access social media at the office? Many do, whether for strictly personal use, communication, collaboration, or marketing. There is a fair body of both anecdotal and research-based evidence that suggests opening up social channels at work keeps employees happier and more productive. Frankly, with the ubiquity of smartphones, employees are using social networks whether your policies prevent it or not. Employer... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Apr 27, 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
Today we announced the availability of the first firewall to cross the 1 Terabit per second threshold. That's 1 trillion bits, or 1 with 12 zero's after it (1,000,000,000,000). But why is it needed now and why is it important? The way we do business has changed, and the threat landscape along with it. Mobile computing, public and private cloud services, social media, everything-as-a-Service, and Big Data. These trends mean the firewall cannot become a bottleneck, and the bar has to constantly be raised higher and higher. The new FortiGate-5144C... [Read More]
by RSS Tamir Hardof  |  Jul 23, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Security Digest [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  May 31, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This Tuesday, January 28th, marks a significant day of observation. No, it's not another presidential holiday. And you probably won't get the day off from work - at least not without calling in sick. January 28 is in fact Data Privacy Day. Led by the non-profit public-private partnership National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Day is a concerted, international effort that aims to educate and empower users to better safeguard their personally identifying information and take control of their digital footprint. The effort stems from the... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jan 28, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends