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The Connected Campus: Digital Transformation in Education

As the education space undergoes digital transformation, the IoT and artificial intelligence bring new risks and opportunities. Learn how schools can protect their networks while adopting new technology.

By Sowjanya O'NeillFebruary 16, 2018

Business and Technology

Unified Threat Management for Higher Education

Higher education is embracing new technology and open networks to foster student innovation. Learn how unified threat management can manage cost and thwart threats while improving operational efficiency.

By Sowjanya O'NeillJanuary 25, 2018

Industry Trends

How Financial Services Firms Can Protect Against DDoS Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are becoming increasingly common across the financial services industry. DDoS attacks occur when a portion of the network is targeted, typically at the networking, transport, or application layer, with a flood of requests that overwhelm network bandwidth, causing it to slow or crash completely. 

By Brian ForsterJanuary 04, 2018

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Recommended! FortiGate 7060E and 3000D Excel in Combined Security Effectiveness, Performance and TCO in the First NSS Labs Data Center Security Gateway Group Test

Threats are constantly evolving to evade security defenses at the same time that digital transformation initiatives are introducing new attack vectors. And in addition to staying ahead of the latest threats, security solutions must also keep up with the vast amounts of differing network traffic types they have to inspect, such as IPv4 and IPv6, and increasingly, encrypted traffic as well. And they must do all this without adding latency or decreasing the speed of access. Today’s threats also proliferate quickly, requiring advanced threat prevention...

By Rajoo NagarDecember 21, 2017

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Three of the Biggest Cybersecurity Challenges Facing the Education Sector

Educational institutions have become regular targets for cybercriminals. In fact, the education sector accounted for 13 percent of data breaches in the first half of 2017, resulting in the compromise of around 32 million records. One of the top reasons that schools are targeted is the diverse data they store on students and staff, including personally identifiable information (PII), healthcare information, and financial information. These records can then be sold on the dark web to be used for purposes of identity theft and fraud. As educational...

By Susan BiddleDecember 13, 2017

Threat Research

Reaper: The Next Evolution of IoT Botnets

By now, everyone should be aware of two things related to IoT devices. The first is that these devices are being deployed everywhere, with no sign of slowing down. The second is that many of these devices are notoriously insecure.

By FortiGuard SE Team November 16, 2017

Industry Trends

Common Types of Cyberattacks in Education and What We Can Learn from Them

Cybercriminals have increasingly taken notice of schools and universities as profitable targets for cyberattacks. A key reason for this is the types of information schools keep on students, parents, and staff. Typically, upon infiltrating an institution’s network, cybercriminals will probe for, find, and exfiltrate valuable user data. This could be anything from health records, financial information, or any other personally identifiable information, such as social security numbers. Cybercriminals typically then take this data and sell it...

By Susan BiddleOctober 06, 2017

Industry Trends

For Cybercrime, Innovation is the Land of Opportunity

The first day here at Black Hat is over. On the expo floor, a number of vendors are promoting that they now provide critical threat intelligence along with the other technologies they provide. Of course, in general, this is a good thing. The biggest challenge organizations have historically faced has been a lack of visibility into their networks, especially cloud and virtualized environments. The challenge, however, is how are organizations supposed to consume, correlate, and make use of all of this information? Dozens of intelligence feeds from...

By Anthony GiandomenicoJuly 27, 2017

Threat Research

Bricker Bot – A Silver Lining to Force Accountability for IoT Security?

The Bricker bot made the news a couple of weeks ago as being responsible for knocking unsecured IoT devices offline, rather than hijacking them into other botnets and using them for a DDoS attack like the massive event we saw last year against DYN. This is the third botnet that targets insecure IoT devices, but the only one that is destructive. The second, dubbed Hajime, breaks the into IoT devices, but instead of bricking them, it makes them more secure by disabling remote access to the device from the internet. Of course, Mirai was the first,...

Industry Trends

Certification Marks for IoT Devices – A Suggestion to the FTC and California

According to a recent prediction detailed in the Deloitte Global TMT Predictions 2017 report, incidents of DDoS are expected to rise to 10 million attacks during the year. The escalation of DDoS, according to them, is primarily due to the growing base of insecure IoT devices, readily available online instructions for unskilled attackers, and rising uplink data speeds. One of the solutions Deloitte Global has recommended is certification marks for connected devices. They propose that device vendors should obtain security certification for their...

By Hemant JainApril 13, 2017