The volume of cyberattacks is growing at an unprecedented rate, increasing as much as nearly 80% for some organizations during the final quarter of 2017. One reason for this acceleration in the attack cycle is that in order for malware to succeed today it needs to spread further and faster than even before. This allows cybercriminals to stay a step ahead of new efforts by vendors to improve their delivery of updated signatures and patches.
Federal agencies are under pressure to make a timely, secure shift to the cloud with minimal disruption. For many, however, this is easier said than done. With a wide array of data that falls under a variety of privacy and protection regulations, "how?" is a complicated question.
Operational Technology (OT) networks play a critical role in manufacturing, defense, emergency services, food and agriculture, financial systems, and critical infrastructure, just to name a few. OT networks and devices include supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and industrial control systems (ICS). They might be deployed anywhere – inside an automated manufacturing floor, outside a chemical processing plant managing valves and switches, on a rig in the middle of the ocean, or out in the arctic monitoring oil and gas pipelines. OT systems often perform simple yet essential tasks, such as monitoring a valve and shutting it off when a certain value is triggered. As a result, they can perform their tasks with little change for years. Which also means they sometimes run on aging operating systems and obsolete hardware using home grown applications. Since the goal for an OT system is to run exactly as designed, even patches are only applied if they do not hinder the process of the OT system.
The problem with the future-as baseball legend Yogi Berra, the founders of the Internet, and any CISO or CTO can assure you-is that, increasingly, it ain't what it used to be.
Cybersecurity protection is growing at an exponential rate to match the evolution of the digital business environment. Much of this development is being driven by security pioneers and innovators like Dr. Krutartha Patel (Ph.D), a Solutions Architect at Fortinet Australia, who works tirelessly to keep businesses like yours safe from the latest threats.
We love our technology. No one can imagine life without their smartphone today. But there’s so much more than this available on the market now. We have wearable technology such as a smart watches, tablets and laptops, voice activated devices such as Amazon Echo or Google Home, and even smart appliances like refigerators, lighting, air-conditioning, entertainment, and security systems. All of these are known collectively as the IoT (the Internet of Things).
Cryptocurrency is all the rage right now. You can’t go anywhere without seeing it online, mentioned in the news, or discussed in groups. With large sums of money exchanging hands daily and news outlets reporting that Bitcoin prices surged over 1,400% during 2017, it’s no surprise that people have been drawn toward the virtual currency space.
Get a preview of Fortinet’s presence at CoSN 2018. This year’s conference will focus on K-12’s growing use of technology and how schools can remain secure and compliant during the transition.
Digital transformation in healthcare has inspired a slew of new, advanced cyberattacks. As a result, healthcare providers must now transform how they approach network security. Learn about the expanding threat landscape and how Fortinet is ushering in this next generation of security.
Criminals and cyber adversaries use speed, stealth, and bots to achieve their singular goal—steal from you. But as the CISO, you must focus on two goals: Run your organization effectively and counter those adversaries. How might AI be used to fundamentally rebalance the field of play?