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Cloud storage has increasingly become mainstream for storing, computing, and sharing data, while also combining accessibility and reliability into the mix. With larger internet bandwidth capacities connecting homes and businesses, syncing files across the internet is now a reality, and it can be done without needing to brew a couple of pots of coffee. Based on FortiGuard Lab’s application telemetry, cloud storage applications have grown by more than 21% between Q4 2016 and Q1 2017. [Read More]
by RSS Gavin Chow  |  May 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Digital Video Recorders / Network Video Recorders (DVR/NVR) Back in 2015, our telemetry detected a relatively small number of IPS signature hits on known vulnerabilities targeting DVR/NVR devices (~ 749 hits). In 2016, however, we saw this number increase alarmingly to around 1.5 million hits. By using a size comparison chart again, we can see the huge increase more clearly when we compare both years, as shown below: The question, of course, is what contributed to this huge increase in detected hits? Once again, let’s look at the... [Read More]
by RSS Gavin Chow  |  Mar 24, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Attacks targeting and originating from IoT devices began grabbing news headlines toward the last quarter of 2016. Insecure IoT devices became the low-hanging fruit for threat actors to easily exploit. Some were even notoriously used as botnets to launch DDoS attacks against selected targets. For example, the infamous Mirai botnet exploited weak login vulnerabilities in insecure IoT devices such as IP cameras and home routers, and was responsible for one of the largest known DDoS attacks to date. Besides being used in DDoS attacks, exploited IoT... [Read More]
by RSS Gavin Chow  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Just spend a few minutes walking the show floor at this year’s RSA and you’ll begin noticing the buzz words that get the crowds excited. Threat Intelligence, or at least the idea of meaningful understanding of known and unknown threats and what to do with them, certainly can be a big differentiator in the cyber security market. Digital Strategist Jonas Tichenor is joined by the CEO of Exodus, Logan Brown, to talk about how his company sets itself apart with experienced hackers working to make networks safer. [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Apr 23, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends