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Business and Technology

How the Fortinet Veterans Program is Helping to Bridge the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

The Fortinet FortiVet program is working to bridge the gap between the supply of veterans looking for post-service work and the need for qualified professionals across the cybersecurity industry.

By Stephan TallentMay 15, 2018

Partners | Industry Trends

MSSPs: Disrupting the SD-WAN Market for Fun and Profit

When you review the different recommendations around SD-WAN requirements from analysts and other technology experts, security is often missing from the bill of requirements. Even though SD-WAN communications are encrypted and can support VPN services, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to protecting critical data moving between different network devices, domains, and ecosystems. Without robust security integrated into SD-WAN services, customers who buy SD-WAN are also buying a mystery grab bag of unknown vulnerabilities. This is clearly unacceptable given today’s threat and business risk environments.

By Stephan TallentMay 11, 2018

Partners

Why the Fortinet Security Fabric Is the "Secret Sauce" for Managed Security Services Providers

To cut to the chase, the technical features of Fortinet solutions are only half the story when it comes to the Fortinet Security Fabric's unmatched ability to deliver managed security services. Its secret sauce for managed security services providers (MSSPs) is really about adaptability, integration, and automation, as expressed through six properties of Fortinet-based managed security solutions.

By Stephan TallentJanuary 30, 2018

Partners

How to Become a “Visionary” Managed Security Services Provider

The nature of the MSSP business offers an ideal playing field for fast-footed players to develop innovative offerings targeting the most vexing cybersecurity problems facing private and public organizations. MSSPs thrive by integrating off-the-shelf products with innovative thinking and effective action to address urgent customer needs. The recipe for MSSP visionary success calls for equal parts technical savvy, street smarts, and fanatical devotion to end-customer success.

By Stephan TallentDecember 21, 2017

Business and Technology

The FortiVets Program: A Highly Successful Internal Startup

We know from experience that former military personnel often develop into outstanding cybersecurity professionals. With this in mind, we initiated the FortiVets program in 2013 with a charter to recruit and assist veterans seeking to make the transition to a post-service career in cybersecurity.

By Stephan TallentNovember 10, 2017

Business and Technology

FortiVets: Remembering – and Hiring – our Veterans

Many Americans see Memorial Day in the US as the holiday that kicks off summer. Stores are loaded with shiny new grills, bags of charcoal, and rows of filled propane tanks. Patio furniture is being dusted off while refrigerators are stuffed with marinating steaks, bowls of potato salad, and chilled beer waiting for friends and family for the traditional weekend barbeque. But Memorial Day is about much more than grilling a burger with a cold beverage in your hand. Memorial Day in the United States, observed every year on the last Monday of May,...

By Stephan TallentMay 26, 2017

Industry Trends

Managed Security Service Providers, Choosing the Right Security Vendor

Fortinet covers critical aspects of an MSSP’s business model like no other security manufacturer—offering the best in multi- tenancy, the most hardware flexibility, the highest performance through hardware acceleration, and the lowest total cost of ownership of any security vendor.

By Stephan TallentMarch 01, 2017

Industry Trends

Students, Veterans Address Talent Gap

Anyone who has tried to hire a security professional understands that there is a serious shortage of people with the skills needed to plan, design, implement, and manage a cybersecurity strategy. In fact, according to ESG's “2016 IT Spending Intentions Survey,” 46 percent of organizations now claim that they have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills. The question everyone in the industry is asking is: Where will we find the folks to fill this gap? Networks are undergoing dramatic transformations – fueled by BYOD,...

By Stephan TallentOctober 10, 2016

Industry Trends

Security Trends: Managed Security Service Providers

Small and large businesses alike are struggling to meet their need for better, faster, more cost-effective cybersecurity. With the unemployment rate for security professionals extremely low (less than 1 percent in some cities), a company’s prospect of finding – and then keeping – security talent is daunting. At the same time, the threat landscape is becoming unmanageable. According to a January 2016 Ponemon Institute© research report1, improved hacking tools have made it easier, faster, and less expensive for hackers to execute...

By Stephan TallentJuly 06, 2016

Industry Trends

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Is Not Just About Having the Right Products and Technology; It’s About Solving the People Challenge

It’s evident that demand for trained and experienced cybersecurity professionals far exceeds supply. With 46% of organizations now claiming that they have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills, significantly up from last year at just 28%, its apparent that the growing cybersecurity talent shortage is starting to represent a global security risk. [i]   Lacking a comprehensive cybersecurity education and training strategy, large organizations are going to continue to battle highly sophisticated and well-organized cyber-adversaries...

By Stephan TallentMarch 22, 2016