threat intelligence


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
For anyone reading the news regularly, it’s not hard to grasp that cyber threats are getting more sophisticated and damaging by the day. From a security technology provider’s perspective, I can add that tackling them is a fast mounting challenge for the millions of businesses that come under attack daily.  Modern cybersecurity technologies – assuming you have already put in place the right professionals, policies, and processes − are a must. But organizations deploying them need to look beyond the boxes that sit on... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Oct 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Threat intelligence is a necessary part of threat detection, yet is often ignored. Learn why financial institutions must focus on building their architecture for automated threat intelligence. [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In our last post we talked about some of the AI tools (AEE, AutoCPRL, etc.) that Fortinet has developed, and how the specialist teams at FortiGuard Labs around the world collaborate to detect, mitigate, and prevent threats of all shapes and sizes. But all of that happens in the background. How do these innovations and techniques translate into actionable tactics and strategies that decision-makers and CISOs can employ toda, to protect their IP, data, and networks from an increasing number of bad actors and adversaries? The key to cyber security... [Read More]
by RSS Jack Chan  |  Sep 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The financial services sector is expected to continue to deliver new, customer-driven and business-critical capabilities as they continue their transition to a digital business model. For example, customers have come to expect to be able to access and make changes to their financial information online and through mobile web applications. Additionally, consumers now expect more customized services from banks and financial services firms, which means these financial institutions must collect and process data about their users to offer tailored products... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In recent years we have seen a surge in the way companies have leveraged technology to drive new revenue streams and create a unique competitive advantage in the marketplace. The companies that have been the most successful are the ones using Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is already being used by hundreds of companies all over the world. We have seen retailers being able to predict what their customers will order based on their previous order history, automobile manufactures using car data to provide a better driving experience, and even locally... [Read More]
by RSS Jack Chan  |  Sep 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The first day here at Black Hat is over. On the expo floor, a number of vendors are promoting that they now provide critical threat intelligence along with the other technologies they provide. Of course, in general, this is a good thing. The biggest challenge organizations have historically faced has been a lack of visibility into their networks, especially cloud and virtualized environments. The challenge, however, is how are organizations supposed to consume, correlate, and make use of all of this information? Dozens of intelligence feeds from... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The biggest trend in security today seems to be information sharing. Everyone agrees that sharing threat intelligence is key to detecting and stopping attacks. The challenge isn’t that there aren’t enough sources for threat intelligence, but that there is simply too much information being generated, and that includes far too much redundancy. What we need an ecosystem to vet and process the information first – an information exchange and clearing house – like the cyber threat alliance (CTA) that Fortinet helped establish back... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
​​​​​​​Security strategies need to undergo a radical evolution. Tomorrow’s security devices will need to see and interoperate with each other to recognize changes in the networked environment, anticipate new risks and automatically update and enforce policies. The devices must be able to monitor and share critical information and synchronize responses to detected threats. [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  May 22, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
If we want to get ahead of cybercrime, we must share information. A collection of companies working together to collect and share intelligence will always have better visibility into the threat landscape than one organization on its own. Seeing new threats as soon as they emerge increases our ability to respond and protect valuable resources. There is a lot of raw data for organizations to use, from both global sources and within their own networks. Unfortunately, most security infrastructures were not designed to effectively consume, correlate,... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Feb 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology