Wrapping Financial Services in a Security Blanket: How the Fortinet Security Fabric enhances the security of Financial Services organizations.

The Enterprise security market has grown extremely complicated over the past decade. This complexity is being compounded as the business of Financial Services moves from person-to-person transactions to automated high-speed machine-to-machine operations and workflows. We originally designed security systems that protect people from other people – vaults, teller cages, guards, Continue Reading

Ransomware – From Fins to Wings

The FBI recently published a report claiming that ransomware victims paid out over US$209 million just in the first quarter of 2016, compared to US$24 million for all of 2015. Ransomware has very quickly become the most fashionable malware on the market, flooding the threat landscape in ways never seen before. We Continue Reading

Turning Network Security Inside Out

Over the years, network security solutions and deployment has been built on the assumption that threats originate outside the enterprise network – trust was put in the internal network, while security was mostly deployed at the perimeter to provide protection from the outside threats and hackers. While security infrastructure has Continue Reading

Cerber Ransomware Marks Its Presence in the Wild, Catches up with CryptoWall and Locky

FortiGuard Labs uses the data it gathers from its over 2 million security sensors to keep an eye on trends related to ransomware–one of the areas of greatest concern when it comes to cyber security threats today.As a result of this effort, we previously talked about Locky’s rapid rise in prevalence in Continue Reading

IETF Hackathon: Getting TLS 1.3 working in the browser

Over the last few years, the IETF community has been focused on improving and expanding the use of the technical foundations for Internet security. Part of that work has been updating and deploying protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS), with the first draft of the latest version of TLS, Continue Reading

CryptoWall, TeslaCrypt and Locky: A Statistical Perspective

It’s been over two weeks since we reported about Locky and predicted that it will be a major player in the ransomware scene. We decided to check our Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) telemetry statistics for CryptoWall, TeslaCrypt and Locky two weeks after (Feb 17th to March 2nd) to see how Continue Reading

400Gbps: Winter of Whopping Weekend DDoS Attacks

Over the last month, we’ve been watching some of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks ever seen unfold. As CloudFlare has grown we’ve brought on line systems capable of absorbing and accurately measuring attacks. Since we don’t need to resort to crude techniques to block traffic we can Continue Reading

Haystacks and Needles: IoT Security through "Pico"-Segmentation

Over the past year or so we’ve heard lots about segmentation and micro-segmentation as new ways to build effective cyber defences in enterprise networks and data centres… but is it enough? Can we delve even deeper? I believe there may be a third leg to the segmentation stool: pico-segmentation. Before I explain, Continue Reading

Clarifying our hardware platform support

Over the past several weeks, the Windows Server team has received a number of inquiries regarding certification and support for certain hardware platforms and questioning as to any change in policy we may have in this regard. We want to ensure there is no misunderstanding of our policies or plans Continue Reading

Byredo Delivers Experiences as Unique as their Fragrances

eCommerce transactions and mobile conversions jump over 30% & AOV vaults 160% after implementing Magento 2.0 Byredo is a Stockholm-based fragrance house featuring perfume, body care, home fragrances and accessories. Byredo is wholly owned by Manzanita Capital, a venture capital firm investing in home and beauty brands. Manzanita Capital was Continue Reading