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Threat Research

New Trickbot Plugin Harvests Email Addresses from SQL Servers, ScreenLocker Module Not for Ransom

Just a week after publishing our discovery of Trickbot’s networkDLL, the FortiGuard Labs monitoring system has found a new module called squlDll that is being actively distributed to the banking trojan’s victims.

Threat Research

Analysis of New Agent Tesla Spyware Variant

Recently, FortiGuard Labs captured a new malware sample that was spread via Microsoft Word documents. After some quick research, I discovered that this was a new variant of the Agent Tesla spyware. I analyzed another sample of this spyware last June and published a blog about it. In this blog, I want to share what’s new in this new variant.

By Xiaopeng ZhangApril 05, 2018

Business and Technology

Fortinet’s FortiDDoS Supports BGP Flowspec

Fortinet is proud to announce that BGP Flowspec has now been incorporated into FortiDDoS This new functionality enables Service Providers to provide an effective solution to customers when a DDoS attack saturates their Internet links. Flowspec automates the coordination of traffic filtering by providing service providers with information that identifies specific packets to be dropped during a flood. Such a hybrid solution, combining a cost-effective FortiDDoS at the customer premises providing the first level of mitigation, with and a cloud-based scrubbing center providing volumetric attack mitigation, provides important benefits to customers impacted by these sorts of attacks.

By Hemant JainApril 04, 2018

Industry Trends

You Can’t Protect What You Can’t See

How many of us would hire a home security company that sent a representative to our house to tell us to remove all our lightbulbs so that it was pitch black inside? Sure, it would make it much more difficult for the burglars to find their way around. But with no way to turn the lights on, it would also be almost impossible to find the intruders—or determine whether there had been a break-in at all.

By Phil QuadeMarch 26, 2018

Threat Research

FortiGuard Labs Discovers Multiple Use-After-Free Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word

During the last few months, FortiGuard Labs discovered and reported multiple use-after-free (UAF) vulnerabilities found in different versions of Microsoft Word. These vulnerabilities were patched in the January and March security updates, respectively. These patches are rated as critical/important, and as always, we urge users update Microsoft Office as soon as possible.

By Wayne Chin Yick LowMarch 22, 2018

Industry Trends

Securing the Federal Hybrid Cloud

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.

By Bob FortnaMarch 16, 2018

Business and Technology

Accelerate 2018 – A Milestone for Fortinet

Accelerate 18 began with a series of keynotes to a capacity crowd of Fortinet partners, sales people, and for the first time, customers. Beyond the expected executive addresses and other talks and workshops, Fortinet announced the evolution of our Security Fabric architecture – and more importantly – demonstrated how Fortinet is uniquely positioned in the industry to deliver the next generation of network security.

By FortinetMarch 08, 2018

Business and Technology | Industry Trends

Ensuring Compliance and Security in Education: Fortinet at CoSN 2018

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.

By Sowjanya O NeillMarch 08, 2018

Partners

Fortinet Welcomes 11 Leading Technology Partners to its Fabric-Ready Partner Ecosystem

We live in exciting times. Digital Transformation (DX) is the integration of digital technology into all areas of the business. This is resulting in fundamental changes both to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to their customers. Organizations are looking to expand their market, and digital transformation is one of the key strategies they are utilizing to achieve growth as well as associated business objectives.

By Neil PrasadFebruary 28, 2018

Industry Trends | Business and Technology

Executive Insights: Using Artificial Intelligence to Rebalance the Cyber Criminal Advantage

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?

By Phil QuadeFebruary 27, 2018