Fortinet Reports Increased YoY Threat Activity for Q2 2019

Fortinet has just released its Threat Landscape Report for Q2 of 2019. This quarterly series provides key insights into the threat trends and cybercriminals behaviors to help organizations prepare for and protect themselves against their constantly evolving adversaries. As evidence of this challenge, Fortinet’s Threat Landscape Index – a barometer Continue Reading

Undocumented Excel Variable Used in Malicious Spam Run Targeting Japanese Users

Over the course of the past few months, the FortiGuard SE group has been utilizing and enhancing the Fortinet machine learning systems to detect emerging threats. Recently, one of those machines detected an anomalous spike that led us to discover a malware campaign that had been using social engineering techniques Continue Reading

World Password Day: 6 Best Practices for Password Security

Given the growing sophistication of modern threats, we here at Fortinet often spend time discussing cutting edge technology and strategies to secure today’s complex, evolving, and highly distributed networks. However, everyday cybersecurity efforts often come down to something much simpler: passwords. Promoting Data and Network Security on World Password Day  Continue Reading

Cyber and Physical Convergence is Creating New Attack Opportunities for Cybercriminals

What next? To address the challenges highlighted in the report from Fortinet, organization need to take the following steps: Evolve defenses to address the increase in cyberattack complexity. Just as cybercriminals employ machines to propagate botnet attacks, organizations also need to leverage technology advances in the area of AI/ML to combat new, machine-generated Continue Reading

Securing the Widening Attack Surface of Healthcare Today

During the week of February 11, Fortinet will be at the HIMSS19 Global Event in Orlando, a large gathering focused on healthcare. The security challenges within this industry are certainly unique, and I have some thoughts I would like to share.    The Problem of Data Medical patient records are at Continue Reading

NSE Experts Academy CTF

At the end of this past June, Fortinet ran the NSE Experts Academy which featured for the first time a Capture The Flag (CTF) session. We welcomed close to 60 participants, and feedback was extremely positive. We congratulate the top 2 winners, with very close scores, teams YouMayNotWannaCry and ACSN. Continue Reading

Fortinet in ETSI Security Week

Fortinet participated as a sponsor and panellist at the NFV (Network Function Virtualization) tracks at ETSI Security Week, held on June 14th at ETSI’s headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, in the South of France. Fortinet is a participant in the ETSI NFV ISG group, focusing on NFV security, and earlier this Continue Reading

Executive Insights: An Interview with Phil Quade

We regularly do deep dive Q&A pieces with our executives to share the leadership perspectives at Fortinet. Read below for an interview with Phil Quade, Fortinet’s CISO. You can also read his most recent blog post here about “Take-aways for CISOs from WannaCry.” Could you briefly share more about your career path Continue Reading

Perspective: The Aftermath of the WannaCry Attack

A perspective blog with Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, Fortinet. We asked Derek to put WannaCry into context. Is this just the eye of the storm?   The WannaCry exploit was global news, but it seems to have died down. Is the worst over, or is this just the eye Continue Reading

Fortinet Supports INTERPOL-led Cybercrime Operation across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Fortinet has partnered with INTERPOL over the past two years to assist in identifying and thwarting cybercrime. Today, INTERPOL announced that a new operation across the ASEAN region, built around threat intelligence provided by Fortinet and other public and private sector security organizations, has resulted in the identification of nearly Continue Reading

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