network security


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
Even if the enterprise security team has a handle on its individual clouds, multiple secure clouds are not the same thing as a secure multi-cloud. This requires a single secure enterprise network that spans the data center (physical or software defined) and all the private and public clouds to which an organization subscribes. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
At one time, we were challenged to ask not what our country could do for us but what we could do for our country. It is time that the leading organizations in digital technology come together once again to ask the same. [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, 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
Partners: Cybersecurity must always be a critical element of your customers’ innovations to ensure that changes in enterprise technology do not leave the organization vulnerable to attacks. However, this is easier said than done. [Read More]
by RSS Jon Bove  |  Dec 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Recently, Fortinet CISO Phil Quade spoke with Hussein Syed, CISO at RWJBarnabas Health, and Erik Devine, CISO at Riverside Healthcare, about how they are addressing some of the most pressing IT challenges facing healthcare while enabling technical innovation. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
Educational institutions have become regular targets for cybercriminals. In fact, the education sector accounted for 13 percent of data breaches in the first half of 2017, resulting in the compromise of around 32 million records. One of the top reasons that schools are targeted is the diverse data they store on students and staff, including personally identifiable information (PII), healthcare information, and financial information. These records can then be sold on the dark web to be used for purposes of identity theft and fraud. As educational... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
Not long after a new strain of the Akuma malware was discovered targeting ZyXEL devices with a new series of login/password attacks, FortiGuard Labs last week also began detecting strange scanning activities on uncommon TCP ports 52869 and 37215. We and other threat research teams quickly began to suspect that these were tied together, and that there was a new botnet out there. [Read More]
by RSS David Maciejak  |  Dec 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Fortinet is not standing still in the face of the rapidly changing threat environment. Recently, we added some significant new technologies to the latest iteration of FortiClient, our endpoint protection product. For example, FortiClient now includes an Anti-Exploit Engine that delivers a next-generation approach to endpoint protection. It also includes auto-patching capabilities that streamline patch management for known vulnerabilities. Automation of patching drives efficiencies while enabling organizations to address vulnerabilities faster. [Read More]
by RSS Damien Lim  |  Dec 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
At the end of the day, complying with GDPR may very well simply turn out to be the right thing to do to protect the privacy and interests of all of an organization’s stakeholder communities. As a society, we simply can’t go on shrugging off data breaches that harm millions of people, often on multiple occasions in their lifetime. [Read More]
by RSS Patrick Grillo  |  Dec 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends