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An integrated security solution can help healthcare organizations manage their surplus of siloed technologies. Read this post to find out how. There was a time in the healthcare industry when the pulse oximeter was considered by many to be the most technologically-advanced product on the market. This device was designed to measure the oxygen saturation of blood and was not connected to wireless networks. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Security today relies on total visibility across the distributed network, as well deep insight into threats gathered and correlated from across the globe. But visibility isn’t enough. It needs to be combined with an integrated security architecture, such as the Fortinet Security Fabric, that can actively convert that visibility into actionable intelligence. The Global Security Fabric Over the past few months we have written a lot about Fortinet’s new Security Fabric framework that, for the first time, can correlate intelligence... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Sep 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
While there are many types of malware, including viruses, worms, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, and others, ransomware has gained the most notoriety over the last few years in part due to the popularity of crypto currency such as Bitcoin, as well its brazen ability to grind productivity to a complete halt. Simply put, ransomware is a considerable revenue generator. For example, CryptoWall v3 reported $325 million in global profit alone. Furthermore, the FBI claims that in just the first three months of 2016 ransomware cost victims in the United States... [Read More]
by RSS Damien Lim  |  Sep 27, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Securing networks has been a serious challenge ever since DEC salesman Gary Thuerk sent the first spam message to 400 unsuspecting users of the ARPANET back in 1978. Sure, security devices have become more sophisticated over time, and their evolution is a fascinating subject. But they all tend to suffer from a common problem: because they are a siloed technology, they can only solve the problem sitting right in front of them. This is one of the reasons why, in spite of the millions being spent on security by today’s organizations, the incidents... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Sep 26, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The talent shortage in the world of cybersecurity is real, and it’s growing. One of the ways Fortinet is addressing that talent gap is through the Fortinet Veterans Program. The mission of the Fortinet Veterans Program is to give Armed Services veterans across the country the training and mentoring needed to help them transition into the cybersecurity industry through employment at Fortinet, as well as at our distribution and technology partners. Today, dozens of “FortiVets” have already been trained, with many more currently... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Sep 21, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Financial cybersecurity has become a front-and-center topic due to a number of recent high-profile breaches. In the last few months, we have witnessed one of the largest bank robberies ever – a whopping $81 million taken during the digital Bangladesh Bank heist. On the heels of the Bangladesh Bank heist, Russian authorities also announced the detainment of up to 50 suspected hackers for stealing $45 million from banks. In response to these attacks, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chair declared cybersecurity as the biggest... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Sep 07, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
With cybercrime such a big concern these days, cooperation and information sharing between public and private organizations has never been more important. We recently talked with Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist at Fortinet, to get his thoughts on the difficulty, and importance, of trusted networks for sharing information in the world of cybersecurity.   NOTE: This week NIAS'16 will bring together over 1,000 cyber security professionals and decision-makers (including Fortinet) to discuss NATO's future requirements for... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Sep 06, 2016  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
In our everyday lives we all seem to be continually looking for knowledge or information to help improve a situation, or at least make sure we don’t end up in a bad one.  Let’s take for example, traffic.  If we live or work in a crowded city with lots of traffic, we are always looking to understand where the traffic jams and accidents are, and discover where the best routes are before we drive home from work so we can avoid getting stuck in traffic.  This behavior seems second nature to us. Most of the time, we do it without... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Aug 23, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Interview with Opo Herrera, Associate Director for Social Ventures & Innovation at Per Scholas Tell us a bit about Per Scholas and the type of courses that drive the greatest student engagement?  Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that provides rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development to people who are unemployed or in low-wage jobs. We help people launch successful and life-changing careers in technology by creating onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today, we provide our solutions... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jul 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
According to research, nearly half (40 percent) of people in the U.S. and the U.K. have fallen victim to an online account being hacked, a password stolen, or personal information being compromised. Stats like these have many industries, like banking, scrambling for ways to batten down the hatches when it comes to protecting sensitive customer data. In fact, the frustration banks have experienced by thieves stealing personal data from millions of customers has prompted swift action, as many of the largest entities (like Bank of America and Wells... [Read More]
by RSS Srikant Manda  |  Jul 13, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends