Preparation Requires Prioritizing Threats

As the attack methods and strategies of our cyber adversaries continue to expand, organizations must stay ahead of those threats most likely to affect individual networks and connected resources. According to Fortinet’s most recent global Threat Landscape Report, not only are cybercriminals using new attack methods (even for older attacks), Continue Reading

The Hidden Challenge of the Cloud Security Skills Gap

The need for talented IT professionals remains a top concern for most organizations. According to one recent report, organizations say they currently face skills shortages across a range of IT specialties, including server/systems administration (43%), general network administration (36%), and database administration (31%). The lack of seasoned cybersecurity professionals is Continue Reading

Threat Intelligence and the Evolving Threat Landscape

As organizations continue to adopt and drive digital transformation (DX), staying ahead of the threat landscape and attack chain curves is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve. Today, rather than having a single network to secure, most organizations now own and manage a variety of environments, including physical networks, private cloud Continue Reading

Bolstering Endpoint Security

For many organizations, endpoint security remains the weak link in their security strategy. While organizations are able to ensure that endpoint clients are installed on company-owned assets, security becomes more challenging when workers use their personal devices for work-related activities. The organizational risks introduced several years ago by BYOD have been compounded Continue Reading

Prepare Now for 5G Security Transformation

5G Security Implications Digital transformation efforts underway at many organizations are just the start. Supporting 5G’s new services and business opportunities will require organizations to significantly reshape many of the traditional relationships between networks, local and mobile computing resources, and end users. These changes will have a tremendous impact on Continue Reading

Reactive vs. Proactive Cybersecurity: 5 Reasons Why Traditional Security No Longer Works

Security sprawl is a real challenge for most organizations, especially now as networks are expanding and evolving rapidly, and security resources are increasingly limited. If you’re like most companies, you’ve loaded your wiring closet with a hodge-podge of perimeter defenses over the years. Most of these tools operate in isolation, Continue Reading

Executive Insights: Digital Transformation and Service Providers: A Q&A with Fortinet’s Matt Pley

Digital transformation is driving sweeping changes in organizations, not only to how businesses compete for customers, but to fundamental ways that they operate. Data is the new currency in this economy, and networks, workflows, and even business processes are being affected. This week, Fortinet hosted Fast and Secure in Dallas, Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Needs to be Seen as a Strategic Issue, Not Just an IT Investment

As organizations embark on their digital transformation journeys, they are seeking to tap new business opportunities, improve operational efficiencies, and deliver better services to customers. Digital transformation is driving businesses to embrace the cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and other digital initiatives in ever-expanding waves, forcing them to reinvent and Continue Reading

How Your Own People Pose a Threat to Financial Services Cybersecurity

Because financial services organizations are at an inherently greater risk due to the sensitive nature of the data they store, and the often-monetary motivations of cybercriminals, they are keenly aware of the damage that can result from a data breach. Data shows that the financial services sector was the most Continue Reading

NSS Labs NGFW Report: Fortinet Receives 4th Consecutive Recommended Rating

One of the biggest security challenges organizations face is sorting through solutions from literally hundreds of vendors in the IT market to find the one that is going to provide them with the best protection at a cost they can afford. Each of these vendors claims to solve critical security Continue Reading

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