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Many Americans see Memorial Day in the US as the holiday that kicks off summer. Stores are loaded with shiny new grills, bags of charcoal, and rows of filled propane tanks. Patio furniture is being dusted off while refrigerators are stuffed with marinating steaks, bowls of potato salad, and chilled beer waiting for friends and family for the traditional weekend barbeque. But Memorial Day is about much more than grilling a burger with a cold beverage in your hand. Memorial Day in the United States, observed every year on the last Monday of May,... [Read More]
by RSS Stephan Tallent  |  May 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Veteran’s Day is a great opportunity to feature a “graduate” of our Fortinet Veterans Program, which attempts to help fill the cybersecurity talent gap by helping veterans transition from the armed forces back into a civilian job in the realm of cyber security.  Today we spotlight Chris Armstrong, a former Marine Officer who was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. You can also read about other graduates from the program on our blog. Can you give us a summary of your background in the military? I was a Communications... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Nov 11, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Anyone who has tried to hire a security professional understands that there is a serious shortage of people with the skills needed to plan, design, implement, and manage a cybersecurity strategy. In fact, according to ESG's “2016 IT Spending Intentions Survey,” 46 percent of organizations now claim that they have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills. The question everyone in the industry is asking is: Where will we find the folks to fill this gap? Networks are undergoing dramatic transformations – fueled by BYOD,... [Read More]
by RSS Stephan Tallent  |  Oct 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The talent shortage in the world of cybersecurity is real, and it’s growing. One of the ways Fortinet is addressing that talent gap is through the Fortinet Veterans Program. The mission of the Fortinet Veterans Program is to give Armed Services veterans across the country the training and mentoring needed to help them transition into the cybersecurity industry through employment at Fortinet, as well as at our distribution and technology partners. Today, dozens of “FortiVets” have already been trained, with many more currently... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Sep 21, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Some say the biggest threat to security today is the talent gap. Although that may not be necessarily true, talent remains a concern for organizations of all sizes around the globe. Fortinet’s Stephan Tallent shares some perspective:An interview with Stephan TallentCan you give us a glimpse into how the security talent shortage is affecting and influencing the future of cybersecurity industry? Finding the right talent is an issue in every industry, so why is it especially critical in cybersecurity? The bad guys are capitalizing on greater resources,... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jun 16, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends