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The financial services industry was a primary target for cybercriminals in 2016, and due to the value of its data, it will remain in the crosshairs as we embark on 2017. As a result, financial services CIOs will be faced with security decisions and challenges that will likely keep them up at night. While this isn’t an exhaustive list of challenges CIOs will face in the coming year, we’ve outlined several challenges we believe nearly all financial services organizations will have to face in 2017. Let’s take a closer look. 1.... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Mar 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In meeting with large financial institutions, the single biggest thing we keep hearing about is the need to simplify and consolidate their security infrastructure. As Financial Services has evolved from person-to-person transactions to a fully digital business model, the industry’s networks have evolved as well, become increasingly complex and more difficult to defend. During this evolution, as new threats have emerged, financial organizations have gone out and purchased a host of different security products, often from different vendors,... [Read More]
by RSS Bart Richards  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Fortinet has been monitoring the outbreak of attacks targeting home routers over the past several months. We plan to post a series of blogs to share our findings. In this post, we review the related statistical data that has been recorded by Fortinet. Since July of this year, it has not been uncommon for signatures detecting vulnerabilities in home routers to take up three spots in our daily top 10 IPS detection list. An analysis of these three signatures is provided below. 1. Netcore.Netis.Devices.Hardcoded.Password.Security.Bypass The... [Read More]
by RSS Bing Liu  |  Oct 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
Part II: Fortinet Analysis Developing our own opinion In part one of this two-part series, I provided an overview of smart lock technology and some of its vulnerabilities and risks. We also decided to ‘try our luck’ with the security of these solutions in the Fortinet FortiGuard Lab, so we ordered some random brand smart locks for testing. Two of our main vulnerability researchers, Tony Loi and Tien Phan, were able to do some in-depth analysis these last few weeks. Not only were they able to confirm the attacks demonstrated by... [Read More]
by RSS David Maciejak  |  Oct 07, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
Part I: The Problem About 4000 years ago, as we began the development of our modern way of life, people started to also want their own privacy and the ability to safeguard their possessions. The lock and key concept was created at that time. The first were made with hardwoods, then metals. Some were amazingly intricate. But eventually, they evolved to become the latest iteration of that ancient concept, something we have seen developing over the last few years: the smart lock. The key has been replaced by your smartphone or smartwatch, but the... [Read More]
by RSS David Maciejak  |  Oct 06, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
Back in June, we talked to Fortinet’s Doug Ramos about issues and trends affecting enterprise wireless environments today. We followed up with Doug to discuss how the growth of wireless devices and enterprise applications affects the way you design your wireless network, and how you control access. Q & A with Douglas Ramos As the device landscape shifts from corporate-owned to employee-owned, and as network usage shifts to an ever-greater reliance on wireless, what are the challenges for security? Wireless is the primary access... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Sep 02, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
We’ve all heard about the growing proliferation of IoT devices. They are a critical component of the new digital economy, collecting and sharing information about a myriad of things - from smart appliances, irrigation systems, and shipping containers, to wireless energy meters, and mobile healthcare devices. The information they collect allows for more efficient inventory and manufacturing management, and can be mined for competitive advantages for everything like knowing that you need to immediately produce more green, left-handed widgets,... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Aug 29, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
                            Distributed enterprises are undergoing a dramatic change, driven by the adoption of mobility, direct Internet access, public cloud applications, and the Internet of Things (IoT). This has resulted in an exponential increase in devices, users, bandwidth, and transactions flooding their networks through the cloud applications. At the same time, the... [Read More]
by RSS Nirav Shah  |  Jul 26, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Organizations of all types operate in an increasingly complex business environment, with a broader attack surface for cybercriminals to target. As more and more wireless devices enter the workplace, companies are striving to maintain the security of their wireless networks. Fortinet’s Doug Ramos discusses the issues and trends affecting enterprise wireless environments today. Q&A with Doug Ramos What’s keeps corporate IT leaders up at night, regarding the security of their wireless networks? The Gartner Group predicts that... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jun 20, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Market analysts estimate that by 2020 each person will own 26 IP-enabled devices, and over 50 billion IoT devices will come online. Each of these will need to transmit and receive data, run applications, perform transactions, and access services. At the same time, the line between our private and our public lives, including our work lives, will continue to blur. Because the network is the nexus point for this convergence, network borders are becoming increasingly porous, data it needs to process is growing exponentially, and the corporate network... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 11, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News