Industry Trends & News


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 & News
Given the very public explosion of ransomware, and an ever-growing list of other cyber threats, IT services providers are increasingly looking for ways to meet the insatiable demand for cybersecurity. In this article we will look at some of the trends and challenges facing the MSSP community. How has the cost and shortage of security talent empowered the MSS domain? There are two forces driving the growth of MSS - complexity and cost. The complexity of threats and regulations continues to grow, with no change in sight. On the cost side, there... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 25, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
We regularly do deep dive Q&A pieces with our executives to share the leadership perspectives at Fortinet. Read below for an interview with Phil Quade, Fortinet's CISO.  [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  May 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
​​​​​​​Security strategies need to undergo a radical evolution. Tomorrow’s security devices will need to see and interoperate with each other to recognize changes in the networked environment, anticipate new risks and automatically update and enforce policies. The devices must be able to monitor and share critical information and synchronize responses to detected threats. [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  May 22, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
For what started as a research network that was largely owned and operated by top universities, the Internet as we know it today has become much more. In 1969, ARPANET carried the first data packets between two separate nodes. During its genesis, ARPANET included the University of California, Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute before adding the University of Utah and University of California, Santa Barbara. What began as a 4-node network in 1969 had swelled to include 213 hosts by 1981. From there, it took off.  The Internet’s... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
A perspective blog with Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, Fortinet. We asked Derek to put WannaCry into context. Is this just the eye of the storm? [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News, Security Research
Digital Transformation is Happening Now Digital Transformation is a subject on the minds of CEOs everywhere as they seek to improve business results and align more closely with the needs and the expectations of their customers. And why not? Businesses large and small are adopting digital practices that a recent McKinsey study shows delivers, on average, five times more revenue and eight times more profitability than peer companies. The appeal of improved revenues, greater profitability, and higher levels of customer engagement underpins a shift... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Orgias  |  May 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Security and IT professionals at large enterprises across all industries are faced with the daily task of having to secure an expanding attack surface. Vulnerable points of entry used to live within the organization’s walls, where firewalls and inline security tools could protect them. But networks have now evolved into a constantly evolving, borderless environment thanks to cloud usage, the Internet of Things (IoT), and an increasingly mobile workforce. Technological advances, paired with a surge of digitally savvy employees flooding the... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  May 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
President Trump just signed a new cybersecurity Executive Order that has important implications, not only for federal agencies, but for Critical Infrastructures as well. [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  May 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Far too often, security tools are wrapped in marketing language that doesn’t always effectively communicate—or sometimes, even intentionally obscures—what a device or tool is able to do. Visit any security trade show and you are going to be overwhelmed by devices claiming to be “cloud enabled” or that offer “advanced threat intelligence.” But what do those terms mean? The same is true for entire classes of products. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  May 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News