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Fortinet spoke with Fabric-Ready Partner, Ribbon Communications to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing and how Versa Networks’ approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. The Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Spotlight is a series of blogs that highlights the great work and achievements of Fortinet’s Fabric-Ready technical partners. Tell us a bit about Ribbon’s business and the types of customers that you serve. Ribbon is a company... [Read More]
by RSS Mykola Konrad  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Fortinet participated in the NSS Labs 2017 Breach Detection System (BDS) group test and was awarded a Recommended rating for its latest FortiSandbox 2000E appliance introduced in the second half of 2017. [Read More]
by RSS Damien Lim  |  Nov 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
FortiGuard Labs just recently found new Sage ransomware samples that, while they appear to still be Sage 2.2, now have added tricks focused on anti-analysis and privilege escalation. In this article, we will share our findings of these recent updates. [Read More]
by RSS Floser Bacurio Jr., Wayne Low, and Jasper Manuel  |  Oct 29, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report found that two-thirds (66%) of all installed malware that successfully made its way past established defenses were delivered by email.  This is particularly concerning as our weekly FortiGuard Labs Threat Intelligence Brief lists ransomware downloaders –typically delivered via email – as consistently among the top 5 pieces of malware in most weeks. {Update chart and excerpt closer to publication date} The reality is that while brand new attacks like WannaCry and Petya... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
A new ransomware campaign dubbed “Bad Rabbit” has hit a number of high profile targets in Russia and Eastern Europe. First detected on October 24th, 2017, Bad Rabbit was originally detected in Russia and Ukraine, along with a small number of infections reported in parts of eastern Europe, Turkey, and Germany. However, the attack now appears to be spreading to other regions, including reports from South Korea and the US. [Read More]
by RSS FortiGuard SE Team  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
The healthcare sector has undergone dramatic changes in the past several years, primarily spurred by the adoption of new medical technology. Beginning with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and continuing on into the increased use of medical applications, online patient portals, connected devices, and wearables, the healthcare sector has been capitalizing on digital advancements to improve overall patient experiences and outcomes. This effort has been well received by patients and physicians alike, as it simplifies communication... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Cybercriminals have increasingly taken notice of schools and universities as profitable targets for cyberattacks. A key reason for this is the types of information schools keep on students, parents, and staff. Typically, upon infiltrating an institution’s network, cybercriminals will probe for, find, and exfiltrate valuable user data. This could be anything from health records, financial information, or any other personally identifiable information, such as social security numbers. Cybercriminals typically then take this data and sell it... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
If the news about ransomware in recent weeks hasn’t gotten your attention, then maybe the fact that its threat magnitude has grown 35X over the past year will jolt you into a state of awareness. Further, ransomware isn’t a threat confined to just a few industries or geographical regions; it is a global problem facing organizations—and even individuals—of all shapes and sizes. The Magnitude of the Threat Upwards of 4,000 ransomware attacks happen daily, infecting between 30,000 and 50,000 devices each month. The financial... [Read More]
by RSS Jeannette Jarvis  |  Oct 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
When people think of cybercrime, they tend to think of geeks in dark rooms staring into computer monitors trying to figure out some new way to infiltrate a network. And historically, that was a pretty accurate assessment. Today, however, cybercrime is a business. Cybercriminals tend to keep business hours (attack surges very often follow standard work hours), attacks are designed to generate revenue, and cost/benefit ratios are often considered when deciding who and how to attack a target. Hacker tools and malware can be custom built and... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet recently identified five factors that are driving these changes in the cyberthreat landscape. Each of them makes it increasingly difficult for organizations to protect their networks, data, and communications from malicious actors. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends