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Malicious cyber activity targeted at the nation’s critical infrastructure – including water systems, transportation, energy, finance, and emergency services – are particularly worrisome because the interruption of those services can have devastating effects on our economy, impact the well being of our citizens, and even cause the loss of life. [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  Aug 16, 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
Fortinet and Amazon Web Services are committed to delivering world-class security to new AWS GovCloud workloads. With the continuation of our partnership in the new release of AWS GovCloud, we are now able to further protect mission-critical government workloads with six virtual security products optimized for AWS. [Read More]
by RSS Cynthia Hsieh  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
On the anniversary of the World Wide Web release to the public this week, we are taking a closer look at how web use has irrevocably changed and modernized some of the key industries shaping our lives today, and what this change means for our global cybersecurity. [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The cloud is an increasingly attractive prospect for federal agencies, but many still have unanswered questions about how public cloud security stacks up. With the president’s recent cybersecurity executive order emphasizing the shift to the cloud, agencies will have to move quickly to comply. Below are five questions that federal technology buyers should ask public cloud providers to see if they have what it takes to store and manage federal data securely. 1. Do you allow auditing or pen testing in your environment? Many customers are... [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  Jul 10, 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
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