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It might be surprising to identify cybersecurity as an existential risk to fourth industrial revolution enterprises. Heretofore, most companies classified cybersecurity as an annoyance level issue, but not something that could completely destroy a business. All that has now changed. [Read More]
by RSS Alvin Rodrigues  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In the intensifying rush to develop and deploy network security strategies that can handle the drastic increase of today’s cyberthreats, I fear that many organizations are falling into a trap that is already having far-ranging consequences. Rather than approaching the admittedly intense challenges of security with the methodical approach and longview perspective of managers of complex data centers, they are behaving like harried consumers—reactively buying a specific, standalone solution to tamp down a challenge or crisis as it emerges. [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet’s booth presence and education efforts at Mobile World Congress reinforce that commitment by exploring three themes: Agile Security for Mobile Cloud Services Delivery, Advanced Security for Industrial Operation Technology (OT) and the Internet of Things (IoT), and Mobile Security/Managed Security Services. [Read More]
by RSS Ronen Shpirer  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
When it comes to protecting patient information and proprietary medical research, the healthcare industry faces significant cybersecurity challenges every day. The adoption of new medical technology—including electronic health records (EHRs), online patient portals, connected devices and wearables—offers improved patient care and convenience. However, it also creates greater opportunity for attack. Of all the industries affected by advances in cybercrime techniques, healthcare providers continue to be at high risk. That’s because... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
It may go without saying, but the security of the connected car must be powerful. The security weaknesses seen in many IoT devices must stop here. So add things like encryption to protect financial transactions, locations and the privacy of communications between driving and safety systems. [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Even if the enterprise security team has a handle on its individual clouds, multiple secure clouds are not the same thing as a secure multi-cloud. This requires a single secure enterprise network that spans the data center (physical or software defined) and all the private and public clouds to which an organization subscribes. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
On 6th December 2017, FortiGuard Labs discovered a compromised website - acenespargc[.]com. Looking into the source code, we noticed a suspicious encrypted script which the uses eval() function to convert all the characters into numbers. We used a tool called CharCode Translator to reverse the numbers back into characters. We were then able to retrieve a link which redirects to a scam page or phishing website. Part 1   Part 2 The above is just a simple example. The threat actor can actually... [Read More]
by RSS Eric Chong  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research
In this blog post, I’d like to zero in on what we’re planning around the Agile Security theme. In two subsequent blog posts, I’ll expand on our Advanced Security and Mobile Security-Managed Security Services themes. [Read More]
by RSS Ronen Shpirer  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Learn about the keynote sessions being delivered at Fortinet’s Accelerate conference, and the key takeaways for IT professionals across verticals. [Read More]
by RSS Mike Morgan  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Fortinet cloud security is now available across all five major cloud providers. We’re excited to announce that our flagship FortiGate virtual machine is now available for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) through the Cloud Launcher marketplace. [Read More]
by RSS Warren Wu  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology