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Fortinet a Signature Sponsor at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

The need for real-time access to critical data is driving today’s digital transformation. The volume of data being generated, the proliferation of data mining applications, and consumer expectations about access to information are all increasing the value of data and making effective data management and orchestration increasingly critical. Which makes securing that data more important than ever. Which is why Fortinet is a Signature Sponsor at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld 2017 conference, being held October 1-5 at the Moscone...

By Traci AndersonSeptember 30, 2017

Industry Trends

Oracle VirtualBox Remote Display Server DoS Vulnerability Disclosed by FortiGuard Labs

Overview Oracle VirtualBox is a powerful, freely available Type 2 hypervisor that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris operating systems. It is used in both enterprise and prosumer settings. Although it doesn’t enjoy the enterprise market share of VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, its free availability and flexibility make it a popular choice for test and development environments.   Researchers at FortiGuard Labs have discovered a remote denial of service (DoS) vulnerability (CVE-2015-4896) in the VirtualBox Remote Display...

By Peixue LiOctober 30, 2015

Industry Trends

Women In Tech - Women In Security

We don't see many awards for "The Most Influential Men In Silicon Valley" or "Top Men In the Channel". There's a reason for this, of course. The tech sector is dominated by men, from engineering to the C-suite. Security is no exception. In a former life, I taught high school math and science and witnessed firsthand the challenges of engaging young women in STEM fields - Even in 2015, there are deep cultural issues that ultimately give us more of a glass fence than a glass ceiling when it comes to women in tech. Things...

By Chris DawsonJune 19, 2015

Industry Trends

January's Patch Tuesday - Updates Galore

This month we have patches from Adobe, Microsoft and Oracle launching today: Microsoft Microsoft published their monthly advanced notification for critical and important patches, and this month there are four patches: MS14-001 - Rated Important - affects Microsoft Office and Microsoft Server Software: may allow remote code execution. Patch may require a reboot. MS14-002 - Rated Important - affects Windows: may allow elevation of privilege. Patch requires a reboot. MS14-003 - Rated Important - affects Windows: may allow elevation of privilege....

By Richard HendersonJanuary 14, 2014

Industry Trends

Oracle's Patch Tuesday: 89 Fixes

Yesterday Oracle released a whopping 89 fixes to many of their products, 27 of which could allow remote code execution. In Eric Maurice's post (Mr. Maurice is Oracle's Director of Software Security Assurance), he outlines some of the most important fixes: - 6 fixes target Oracle Database, one of which allows remote exploitation without any authentication. CVE-2013-3751 goes into detail about the exploit. - 21 fixes target Oracle Fusion Middleware, of which 16 allow remote unauthenticated exploit. Some of these are related to CVE-2013-2461, which...

By Richard HendersonJuly 17, 2013

Industry Trends

Patch Alert: Oracle to Release 40 Fixes Next Tuesday

Oracle published an announcement today that a large update to their Java platform this coming Tuesday. Forty vulnerabilities are set to be patched with Tuesday's patch, of which almost all of them can be exploited remotely without a username or password. Oracle said that "[d]ue to the threat posed by a successful attack, [we] strongly recommend that customers apply Critical Patch Update fixes as soon as possible." This patch affects: - JDK and JRE 7 Update 21 and earlier - JDK and JRE 6 Update 45 and earlier - JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 45 and earlier -...

By Richard HendersonJuly 30, 2012

Industry Trends

Security Week In Review, April 23-27

Infections and exploits plagued this week in security, affecting everything from the Mac OS X to Oracle database servers. High profile leaks and a passage of a controversial information sharing bill also graced the security landscape. Here's a look at April 23-27. VMware Source Code Leaked: Last week, VMware confirmed an attack that led to the online publication of source code for its ESX hypervisor and said that more could be on the way. The individual stepping up to take credit for the attack was a hacker going by the handle of Hardcore Charlie,...

By Stefanie HoffmanApril 30, 2012

Industry Trends

Security Week In Review, April 16-20

Among other things, Anonymous was up to its usual shenanigans, a new Android attack that emerged already tainted a brand new photo app and Apple malware continued to baffle inexperienced Mac users naive to the ways of security threats. Here's a look at the security landscape for April 16-20. Surprise! Another Mac Threat: Last week, yet another Mac Trojan was found on the security threatscape wreaking havoc on the once typically sheltered Mac OS X users. Specifically, the new Mac Trojan, dubbed Backdoor OSX SabPub.a, exploits a Java vulnerability...

By Stefanie HoffmanApril 23, 2012