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The recent WannaCry attack was interesting for a couple of reasons. First, the speed and scale of the attack was impressive. Over the course of a couple of days, hundreds of thousands of systems were affected and disrupted. Second, it also unveiled a disturbing trend. The attack malware exploited a known vulnerability that not only had been revealed through the highly public release of stolen cyber tools, but Microsoft had also released a patch for the targeted vulnerability over two months before. Which means that the scale of the attack was... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Jun 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Threat report data is only as useful as the analysis and context that goes along with it. We asked Derek Manky, global security strategist with our FortiGuard Labs team, to share his thoughts on what some of the data in our recent Threat Landscape Report means going forward. What at a high level did you find interesting in the report? What did the data tell you from your global point of view? A few things stood out to me based on my years of working with the FortiGuard Labs team. At a high level, visibility and control over today’s... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
There are a couple of important takeaways from our Threat Landscape report. First, while the more high profile attacks have dominated the headlines, the reality is that the majority of threats faced by most organizations are opportunistic in nature. Criminals tend to target low hanging fruit, so it is critical that you minimize your visible and accessible attack surface. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jun 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Network World in conjunction with Fortinet, this week launched a new editorial podcast called Security Landscape that looks at the most recent computer security threats, ranging from exploits to malware to spam campaigns. In this episode, tech influencer Keith Shaw talks with Fortinet threat researcher Derek Manky about the TotalSecurity ransomware threat, social engineering spam campaigns and why we could start seeing lots of Windows XP exploits hitting the top of the charts. Network World is the premier provider of information, intelligence and... [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Sep 14, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research