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The financial services sector is one industry benefiting from cloud adoption, not only from the increased services they can provide consumers, but also through cloud-enabled solutions. Bank employees require access to SaaS solutions and CRMs enabled by the public cloud that simplify daily tasks, such as Fiserv and Salesforce. These solutions use cloud computing and storage to optimize operations, putting adopters at a distinct advantage in several key areas. [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Government entities provide critical services that ensure stability across the nation for organizations and the population, such as transportation systems, water, energy, and healthcare. In order to provide these services, respond to queries, and react to an ever-changing global landscape effectively and efficiently, government organizations must rely on IT systems and computer networks. However, this technical infrastructure is also under constant attack from cybercriminals who range from amateur hackers and technical hacktivists to hostile... [Read More]
by RSS Trish Borrmann  |  Sep 22, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
While FortiGuard Labs was preparing for another presentation on our Locky research at the Black Alps cyber security conference this coming November in Switzerland, Fortinet’s Kadena Threat Intelligence System (KTIS)1 caught another Locky variant using a new extension – “ykcol” or “locky” spelled backwards. Locky has been stepping up its game over the past few months after going dark during the first half of 2017. Just like the old days, this new variant is distributed through massive volumes of malicious... [Read More]
by RSS Floser Bacurio, Joie Salvio, Rommel Joven and Jasper Manuel  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
In part one of this article, Anthony Giandomenico described how cybercrime has become not only a business, but a big business, designed to generate revenue with predesigned attacks focused on attack vectors that are easy to exploit: IoT devices. Opportunity is also the land of innovation Because cybercriminals are focusing more on attacks that target critical infrastructure based on new, interconnected technologies, they don’t have to spend enormous resources and development cycles on figuring out how to break into these systems... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Network security is a complex subject that requires those in charge to stay on the lookout for the latest industry news and events. Here, you, our channel partners, will find all of the information you need to answer your current and prospective customers’ questions moving into the fall. [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
The healthcare sector has been under increasing attack from cybercriminals with a variety of tactics and motivations. In fact, cyberattacks targeting healthcare providers increased 63 percent in 2016. The increased attention cybercriminals are giving the healthcare space is not surprising. The protected health information and other personally identifiable information (PII) that healthcare practices store about their patients is exactly the type of data that is easily monetized. Once cybercriminals breach healthcare networks and exfiltrate patient... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Introduction Recently, there have been a series of high profile attacks using browser extensions. Having dealt with this threat vector in the past, we here at FortiGuard Labs decided to conduct a large-scale study of browser extensions. Before diving into the results, we want to make a distinction between two seemingly similar browser technologies: browser plugins and browser extensions. Both are mechanisms that allow an end user to customize their browser to suit their needs, however there are some fine distinctions between them. The former... [Read More]
by RSS Minh Tran  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
When considering security solutions for your hybrid cloud environment, here are some critical areas to look at in terms of security performance. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet will be showcasing our IoT security solutions at Telstra Vantage™ at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre this coming September 20th-21st in Booth # S08. The Internet of Things (IoT) is not new a concept, yet in recent years IoT has gained mass popularity. Conversations range from how IoT can improve our daily lives to how it can improve efficiency, or innovate and transform businesses - from the services offered to improving the ways a business operates. Unfortunately, today we are being constantly confronted with... [Read More]
by RSS Toan Trinh  |  Sep 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
New York has introduced a cybersecurity regulation to protect the financial services industry. Fortinet explains how network security fabric can assist. [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Mar 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends