New Attacks and Old Attacks Made New

This blog is a summary of an article written by Fortinet’s Derek Manky that appeared on the Dark Reading website on April 16, 2019, entitled “New Attacks (and Old Attacks Made New).” Although cybercriminals depend on innovation in order to stay ahead of security safeguards, they are still subject to Continue Reading

AI-based Fuzzing Could Change Security

This blog is a summary of an article written by Fortinet’s Derek Manky that appeared as a byline article on the Threatpost website on December 7, 2018. Many developers, along with professional threat researchers, employ a technique known as fuzzing that is designed to discover vulnerabilities in hardware and software interfaces Continue Reading

Getting Ready for Swarm-as-a-Service

This blog is a summary of an article written by Fortinet’s Derek Manky that appeared on the ThreatPost website on January 31, 2019. The digital world has created unprecedented opportunities – both for good and for ill. Advances in swarm technology, for example, have powerful implications in the fields of Continue Reading

.Net RAT Malware Being Spread by MS Word Documents

Breaking Threat Research from FortiGuard Labs Just days ago, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs captured a malicious MS Word document from the wild that contains auto-executable malicious VBA code that can spread and install NanoCore RAT software on a victim’s Windows system. NanoCore RAT was developed in the .Net framework, and the latest Continue Reading

Microsoft Windows JET Engine Msrd3x Code Execution Vulnerability

Threat Analysis from FortiGuard Labs In September 2018, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs researcher Honggang Ren discovered a code execution vulnerability in Windows JET Engine Msrd3x40 and reported it to Microsoft by following Fortinet’s responsible disclosure process. On patch Tuesday of January 2019, Microsoft released a Security Bulletin that contains the fix Continue Reading

A Deep Analysis of the Microsoft Outlook Vulnerability CVE-2018-8587

FortiGuard Labs Threat Analysis Report Earlier this year, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs researcher Yonghui Han reported a Heap Corruption vulnerability in Office Outlook to Microsoft by following Fortinet’s responsible disclosure process. On Patch Tuesday of December 2018, Microsoft announced that they had fixed this vulnerability, released a corresponding advisory, and assigned Continue Reading

FortiGate Moves to the Leader’s Quadrant

Fortinet’s FortiGate solution has just shifted into the leader’s quadrant in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report. This report acknowledges the ‘completeness’ of our Security Fabric vision, along with our ability to execute, as factors for our advanced placement. We believe the Magic Quadrant results provide Continue Reading

Fortinet UTM: A Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Leader 8 Times in a Row

Fortinet’s UTM solutions have been positioned in the leader’s quadrant of Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management report for the 8th time in a row. In this year’s report, Gartner placed us for  our solution with the highest placement for our ability to execute on that vision. Unified Continue Reading

Q&A: It’s Time To Automate Security. Part 2

What follows is Part 2 of a two-part interview with Fortinet’s James Cabe on the journey to security automation. Recognizing that most organizations are not prepared to make the jump to automation today, the following presents a realistic timeline to get from an intelligent network to truly automated, intent-based security, Continue Reading

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