CISO


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
As the number of connected devices on networks and subsequent threats increase at a rate that is practically immeasurable, many organizations are making the mistake of fighting fire with fire. They are meeting complexity with complexity -- a moment-to-moment tactical response that reduces their cybersecurity to an inefficient collection of vendors, protocols and operating systems. [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Jan 18, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet recently identified five factors that are driving these changes in the cyberthreat landscape. Each of them makes it increasingly difficult for organizations to protect their networks, data, and communications from malicious actors. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Cybersecurity measures are being adopted and fine-tuned across industries to ensure sensitive data is protected against cybercriminals and evolving attack vectors. However, some industries, such as education, are held more accountable for data protection than others. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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
Networks used by educational institutions benefit from being open and promoting a limitless flow of information and ideas. However, much like the student-teacher relationship, the user-network relationship is one that must be built on trust. The extent of personal information and intellectual data that is often housed on these networks requires a reliable cyber security platform. That’s where FortiSIEM enters the discussion. As an all-in-one platform, FortiSIEM provides networks with the opportunity to rapidly find and fix security threats,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
These are challenging times for security leaders. Business pressures require faster processing of more data, and support for more devices than ever before. Critical data that used to be housed in a secured datacenter now moves across an increasingly complex ecosystem of networked environments, including IoT, cloud, mobile devices and workers, and virtualized networks. The rate of change in some environments is so rapid that many organizations simply can’t keep up. A recent Forrester survey of 342 security leaders found that the largest... [Read More]
by RSS Neil Matz  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
As human beings, we are continually looking for knowledge or information to help improve any situation. If we live or work in a crowded city, for example, we want to know which routes are best to avoid getting stuck in traffic. When we enter a restaurant or movie theater we look for the exits. And when suspicious looking person enters the room, part of our mind automatically keeps track of him. This behavior is known as situational awareness, and it’s second nature to most of us. But while such behavior often occurs in our everyday... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified 16 sectors that have been determined to be designated as critical infrastructure due to the debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination that would result from any of these sectors being compromised. Included in this list of 16 is the Government Facilities Sector, which covers, “a wide variety of buildings, located in the United States and overseas, that are owned or leased by federal, state, local, and tribal governments.”... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends