threat landscape


With the growth and pervasiveness of online devices and digital tools, we reached a critical tipping point in 2016. The need for accountability at multiple levels is urgent and real and affects us all. If something isn’t done, there is a real risk of disrupting the emerging Digital Economy.   Even in recent weeks, IoT devices were hijacked to shut down a huge section of the Internet. Stolen documents were used in an attempt to influence the US presidential election. Ransomware began to reach epidemic proportions, including high... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Nov 21, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News, Security Research
Providing holistic, actionable security intelligence across the entire IT infrastructure is critical for the future of cybersecurity. Fortinet’s Matti Blecher offers his perspective here. Can you give us a glimpse into the threat landscape from a threat intelligence point of view? What are customers facing today? One of the biggest security challenges organizations face is being able to see enough of the network to identify today’s most advanced, multi-vector threats. Ideally, you need to be able to see across the distributed network,... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Sep 29, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The threat landscape is in a constant state of evolution, and the arms race between cyberguardians and cybercriminals has been heating up dramatically over the course of the last year. An additional 20 billion IoT devices will be connected to the network by 2020, along with expansive growth in personal end user devices, forcing individuals and organizations to face an exponentially expanding attack surface bound to the borderless cyberspace. Fortinet’s Matti Blecher offers some perspective on this and how threat assessment can help.An interview... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jun 15, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
This week Fortinet released its latest Threat Landscape Report - a collection of threats, attacks, and data collected from live production environments of all sizes and types. As part of our Cyber Threat Assessment Program (CTAP), enterprises and organizations were given the opportunity to place one of Fortinet’s high-performance FortiGate NGFW appliances inside their networks to see just how many threats and attacks attempt to (or successfully) gain purchase inside their infrastructure. Some key findings in the report include: unexpected... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Henderson  |  Feb 25, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Trust is a tricky thing. It’s hard to gain, easy to lose, and exceptionally difficult to win back. Following the Edward Snowden disclosures and ongoing wrangling in Congress and the courts about privacy, monitoring, and data collection, trust between the public and private sectors, especially in the IT and security space, has been in short supply. It comes as no surprise then, that more than a few companies and individuals in the security industry have pushed back on government efforts to increase data sharing and collaboration around threat... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  May 19, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
FortiGuard's Global Security Strategist Derek Manky spoke with Network World's Keith Shaw late last week to discuss some hot topics in the threat landscape. Derek and Keith discuss at length BadBIOS, how it might work and where we may see it or other malware move in the near future. They also touch on the bug found in Supermicro IPMI that could allow low-level control of servers and wrap up with a discussion on the explosion of the Cryptolocker ransomware. Some more details on Cryptolocker and ransomware in general follows after the video link... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Henderson  |  Nov 18, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In Fortinet's Latest Threat Landscape Report, Fortinet looks back at the security predictions they made at the beginning of the year and compares them to where we are today. How right or wrong were they? See the info graphic below. Download the full report for even more threat landscape news. Report highlights include: - The increase of mobile malware on Android devices including new mobile ransomware - The continued proliferation of the ZeroAccess botnet and which countries are seeing the biggest infection rates - The Citadel botnet takedown -... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications applications are working their way beyond traditional utility, traffic control and telemedicine industries, as enterprises search for ways it can benefit their businesses despite some real risks. ZDNet's Tim Lohman recently penned an article about how the automated communication of data between connected devices, M2M, is envisioned more and more by CIOs as delivering real value, cost savings and innovation in management. Lohman says now that networking equipment (a simple SIM card or RFID chip, in the case... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In this monthly video series focusing on the latest digital security threats, Keith Shaw and Fortinet's Derek Manky discuss the recent Twitter hack on the Associated Press, the Spamhaus arrests and DNS amplification, and the latest Android hacks. [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
On this episode of Network World's Security Landscape, Derek Manky from Fortinet and Keith Shaw discuss the latest security threats seen worldwide. This includes the rise of do-it-yourself crimeware botnet kits, as well as the possibility of another iPhone jailbreak vulnerability on Oct. 10, 2010. [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Oct 14, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research