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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
By now, it’s no secret that cybercriminals have targeted, and continue to target, the financial services industry with advanced attacks that are designed to steal or otherwise jeopardize valuable data. As a result, many organizations have taken at least some initial steps to better secure their networks and the information that lives within them. In fact, according to Duff & Phelps’ “Global Regulatory Outlook,” 86 percent of professionals in the financial services industry say their companies have plans to put more... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Historically, federal agencies have been wary of using public cloud due to security concerns. Yet the agility and cost savings offered by cloud infrastructure is proving to be a major incentive, leading to a recent big push for agencies to re-engage with public cloud providers.  Security is still a central issue, and many agencies are looking at cloud service providers whose products adopt a cloud-first strategy, viewing them either as a firewall in the cloud or as a way to outsource security to the cloud.   However, no one... [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  May 29, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The next President of the United States will begin their term in the midst of dramatic transitions happening across the world. This isn’t about the deficit or foreign policy or climate change. Advisors well versed in strategies related to those issues surround the President. What needs to be addressed is the global transition to a digital economy. This change is affecting every aspect of our society, from how businesses generate profit to how individuals live their lives and interact socially. The digital economy and society combine technolo [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Nov 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
The Government of Canada selected Fortinet to secure its IT infrastructure. Fortinet's Andy Travers shares some perspective on the unique security requirements of government agencies.    Fortinet has a longstanding history of working with the Canadian market. What is unique about Fortinet’s approach that has made it become a security partner of choice for businesses and agencies across the country?  First of all, Fortinet has a proud Canadian heritage. Significant elements of our product development, our... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Aug 17, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Q & A
It has been famously said that, “the wheels of justice turn slowly.” That’s partly because the process most governments use when creating regulations and laws encourages debate, the careful examination of all sides of an issue, and the development of bartered consensus between groups with differing needs and opinions. In the modern era, this model has been very successful at promoting economic success while balancing personal freedom with social accountability. This model is less effective, however, when it comes to regulating... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  May 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For any business, a security breach can be a complicated and costly disaster. Not only does a business face the issue of having brand equity damaged, IT systems compromised and customers' trust voided, but another likely outcome of any significant security breach is a lawsuit. Businesses have a duty of care to reasonably protect their customer data. If that duty is breached, say because a hacker or a piece of malware compromises the company's data, and a customer is harmed in some way by the cause of such breach, then that customer can sue the... [Read More]
by RSS UnAttributed  |  Nov 18, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
More often than not, malware stealthily infects systems and lifts valuable data long before it is ever detected, let alone eliminated. That said, it's not surprising that some of the most pernicious threats often go underestimated, or are dismissed altogether. But what happens when the opposite is true, when fear and panic surrounding malware come to a dramatic crescendo - so much so that users place valuable resources and security dollars into fighting a costly, but non-existent, threat? That was a hard lesson to learn for one Commerce Department... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Aug 01, 2013  |  Filed in: Business and Technology