New Spam Attack Targets Romanian Corporation

A FortiGuard SE Team Threat Analysis Report The FortiGuard SE team has discovered an ongoing malicious spam campaign targeting a critical infrastructure energy provider in Romania over the past few weeks. It uses a combination of a variant of the Fareit/Pony downloader together with the Formbook infostealer malware. While we Continue Reading

Addressing the Global Cybersecurity Skills Gap Challenge

Both public and private sectors alike are engaged in the rapid transition to a new digital economy. To succeed, organizations and government organizations must rely on an evolving digital infrastructure made up of free-ranging endpoint and IoT devices, multi-cloud networks, and a rapidly expanding edge. They also need to manage Continue Reading

SD-WAN Delivers Digital Transformation to Your Next-Gen Branch

The days of a branch office relying on a fixed MPLS connection to backhaul all internet traffic, data, and workflows back to the core network are over. To compete in today’s digital economy, today’s branch offices need to be an integral part of the network, rather than functioning as  an 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

Integrating Cloud-Native Security Across Multi-Cloud Networks

In today’s rapidly evolving, digitally-driven economy, the window of opportunity that businesses have to capitalize on shifting markets and consumer demands is continually getting shorter. To keep up, application developers and IT teams need to also perpetually shorten the development lifecycle of systems and applications, while at the same time Continue Reading

Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap with Programs for Veterans

People have been talking about the cybersecurity skills gap for almost as long as they have been talking about the rise in data breaches. It’s easy to get “gap” fatigue and ignore the problem, but the facts warn against that approach. The 2018 (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study reports that the Continue Reading

Securing the Network Edge

A New Joint Analysis from the Cyber Threat Alliance Outlines the Growing Threat to the Devices Deployed at the Boundaries, or Edges, of Interconnected Networks     Digital transformation continues to generate new networking environments, from multi-cloud networks to SD-Branches to the emerging 5G-enabled remote edge, comprised of a growing number of Continue Reading

Quick Analysis of New Method for Spreading TrickBot

Breaking Threat Research from FortiGuard Labs On Friday, April 26, 2019, FortiGuard Labs captured a suspicious email. After a quick analysis, I discovered that it was spreading the malware TrickBot. This piece of malware is a kind of component loader, which can download other malicious components and execute them in Continue Reading

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

Detailed Analysis of macOS Vulnerability CVE-2019-8507

FortiGuard Labs Threat Analysis Report on an Memory Corruption Vulnerability in QuartzCore while Handling Shape Object. On March 25, 2019, Apple released macOS Mojave 10.14.4 and iOS 12.2. These two updates fixed a number of security vulnerabilities, including CVE-2019-8507 in QuartzCore (aka CoreAnimation), which I reported to Apple on January 3, Continue Reading

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