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There have been countless ideas about how the cloud could transform the healthcare space and patient care. As healthcare cloud adoption has grown, however, the initial focus has largely been on its ability to store massive amounts of data and expedite the exchange of patient health information. These two capabilities have primarily been harnessed through medical research and electronic medical records (EMRs). The big data analysis and storage capacity that cloud computing provides has made new forms of medical research possible, while EMRs have... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Today’s schools are technology-rich environments. For example, they have long used internal systems to keep and track a variety of records, including the personal data of their students and faculty. Today, however, that tech infrastructure must be optimized to accommodate the shift to a new digital education model. Teachers are increasingly adopting new digital learning tools, with $9 billion being spent on K-12 digital curriculum tools in 2016. While schools often provide some devices for faculty and students, bring your own device (BYOD)... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet and Amazon Web Services are committed to delivering world-class security to new AWS GovCloud workloads. With the continuation of our partnership in the new release of AWS GovCloud, we are now able to further protect mission-critical government workloads with six virtual security products optimized for AWS. [Read More]
by RSS Cynthia Hsieh  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Because financial services organizations are at an inherently greater risk due to the sensitive nature of the data they store, and the often-monetary motivations of cybercriminals, they are keenly aware of the damage that can result from a data breach. Data shows that the financial services sector was the most frequently targeted industry in 2016, with attacks increasing 29 percent year-over-year. In light of these attacks, along with increased government regulations, financial services firms are ramping up their security measures. In fact, a... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet recently talked with Michael Dierickx, director of security engineering and information security officer, about Panasonic Avionics’ security priorities and the tools they use to keep customers’ information safe on today’s connected aircraft.  [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
We are pleased to announce that our FortiWeb appliance has once again placed in the “Challenger” quadrant in Gartner’s recent Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls 2017 report, as well as improving our position up and to the right over 2016. [Read More]
by RSS Mark Byers  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
A look back and forward for our 2017 Cybersecurity Predictions. Threats are compounding at digital speeds, while resolutions, like manufacturers building security safeguards into their products, are proceeding at a snail’s pace. We need to start building security into tools and systems on day zero. We need alignment on ways to effectively see and combat new cybercrime. And we need to adopt integrated, collaborative, and automated procedures and technologies end to end to help us see and protect resources. [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Clouds are tricky things. It’s hard to tell where the foundations of a cloud reside. You could point at the physical infrastructure. Some of the best side-channel attacks target hardware. There is the operating system that runs everything. And there is the middleware, billing, hypervisors, drivers and web front ends. The potential attack surface of a cloud service provider (CSP) or consumption market platform is gigantic. [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In the simplest terms, the cloud allows users to store and access data and programs on someone else’s hardware, usually over the internet, rather than using their local device or network resources. But it is much more than simply offsite storage. It also includes services that allow users to replicate some or all of their local environment, from running applications to designing complex infrastructures. And it needs to be able to scale to lots of users. Simply put, you do not have a “cloud” unless... [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Over the past few days, FortiGuard Labs captured a number of JS (JavaScript) scripts. Based on my analysis, they were being used to spread the new GlobeImposter ransomware variants. [Read More]
by RSS Xiaopeng Zhang  |  Aug 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
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