Digital Transformation Without an Equivalent Security Transformation is Leaving Organizations More Vulnerable 2018 is lining up to be the year of Digital Transformation. Just about every organization looking to remain viable in the growing digital marketplace has some sort of digital transformation in progress or one in the planning stages for this year. These projects range from implementing basic applications to better interact with online consumers, to converging OT and IT networks, or even pushing their entire infrastructure to the cloud.
The World Economic Forum and other business analysts increasingly recognize that the world is currently undergoing its fourth industrial revolution. The first industrial revolution kicked off in the 18th and 19th centuries with the harnessing of steam and waterpower to replace human labor and mechanize transportation. In the second industrial revolution, assembly line and conveyor belt manufacturing methods enabled mass production, radically increasing the quantities and lowering the price of goods available in the marketplace. From the 1970s to the year 2000, the third industrial revolution’s proliferation of computers and automation technologies revolutionized almost every economic process—from manufacturing, to management, to mass media and entertainment.
When it comes to protecting patient information and proprietary medical research, the healthcare industry faces significant cybersecurity challenges every day. The adoption of new medical technology—including electronic health records (EHRs), online patient portals, connected devices and wearables—offers improved patient care and convenience. However, it also creates greater opportunity for attack. Of all the industries affected by advances in cybercrime techniques, healthcare providers continue to be at high risk. That’s because...
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.
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.
The proliferation of online devices accessing personal and financial information, the adoption of virtualized and multi-cloud environments, and the growing connection of everything – from armies of IoT devices and critical infrastructure in cars, homes, offices, and industry, to the rise of smart cities – have combined to create new destructive opportunities for cybercriminals.
Fortinet today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate that cybercriminals are leveraging common exploits combined with automated attack methods at unprecedented speed and scale.
The cybercriminal marketplace is adept at adopting the latest advances in areas such as artificial intelligence to create more effective attacks. We anticipate this trend to accelerate into 2018, enabling the destructive trends mentioned in this blog.
Fortinet recently hosted nine information security and healthcare IT leaders at its Healthcare Advisory Board Meeting in Miami. Over the course of the two-day event, leaders from Fortinet met and collaborated with these members of the healthcare information security community to get a full understanding of the cybersecurity challenges they face every day on the frontlines of protecting critical patient information and proprietary medical research. This is an exciting and challenging time in the healthcare technology industry. Technical innovations...