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Business and Technology

Innovation Insights: Defending Today’s OT Environments

The transition to hyperconnected networks, such as smart cities and connected utility services, is driving the convergence of IT, OT, and IoT networks. To successfully defend these integrated networks, organizations need an architecture that scales across the entire infrastructure to provide unified visibility and control, distributed segmentation, and integrated protection.

By John MaddisonDecember 12, 2017

Business and Technology | Industry Trends

The Importance of Operational Technology (OT) Systems to Maintain a Secure Standard of Living in Today’s Modern Society

The Operational Technology (OT) networks (such as industrial control and supervisory control and data acquisition systems [ICS/SCADA]) that run today’s modern society are a collection of devices designed to work together as an integrated and homogenous system. If one of these systems fails, it can have a catastrophic domino effect. For example, electricity requires telecommunications to transfer information on wheeling power from the electrical grid.

By Ronald Jules Hebert, Jr.December 06, 2017

Industry Trends

Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Robot?

Tired of hearing about IoT? Me too. I am also tired of AI and the constant specter of intelligent robots and computers that are smarter than us, and that for some reason want to harm us. I prefer the movie Her because I believe that is more likely to represent the future of an AI. They wouldn’t want to compete with us and rule the world. Instead, it seems more likely that they would find us to be a curiosity. And they would probably eventually just lose interest in us and leave. We (and the Earth) would not be able to evolve as fast...

By James CabeJune 13, 2017

Threat Research

Zero Patch IoT Environment

Over the last few months or years I have reported vulnerabilities on several IoT devices. None have been patched so far, and I think it is time to discuss the situation openly. One of the issues I have faced several times is the zero-security-culture phenomenon. Some of those IoT companies were typically very small and young, with sadly neither the skills nor the resources to fix security issues. For example, I remember sending several vulnerabilities to a given company. I got an automated response for the first email (ok),...

By Axelle ApvrilleMay 17, 2017

Business and Technology | Partners

Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Spotlight: Attivo Networks

Q&A with Carolyn Crandall, CMO at Attivo Networks Fortinet sits down with Fabric-Ready Partner, Attivo Networks, to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing, and how Attivo Networks’ approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. Tell us a bit about Attivo Networks business and the types of customers that you serve. Attivo Networks® is the leader in deception for cyber security defense. Founded on the premise that even the best security systems...

By Darlene GannonApril 20, 2017

Industry Trends

Executive Insights: IoT - Not as New As You Think

IoT is a sexy topic these days. It’s hard to open a magazine or blog without seeing statistics that project there will soon be more IoT devices online than there are teenagers on ClickChat. Like the growth of mobility and smartphones before it, IoT is a phenomenon that merits attention. But this time it’s different. IoT networks and devices play a crucial role in our global transition to a digital economy, and organizations that fail to adopt a digital business model may not survive. Which is why we also need to give credit to those...

By Phil QuadeApril 19, 2017

Industry Trends

Securing The Internet of Things – Industrial Control Systems

The Internet of Things (networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints, or "things," that communicate without human interaction using embedded IP connectivity) is the next industrial revolution. Estimates say there will be 24 Billion IoT devices installed by 2020, and $6 Trillion will be invested in IoT devices over the next 5 years. With that kind of growth and investment, protecting each of these “things” and their corresponding interactions with other components, including our networks, will be critical. So where is this...

By Daniel ColeSeptember 14, 2016

Industry Trends

Securing Critical Infrastructures

A couple of months ago I was discussing data center security with a panel of IT managers from critical infrastructure providers. One representative from a major energy provider said that he had no intention of segmenting his network. When I asked him how he monitors his network looking for attacks that have breached his perimeter, he told me, “That’s the FBI’s job.” I wish I could say this was unusual. Historically, the security strategy of many critical infrastructure companies was to simply not connect them to the...

By Daniel ColeJune 21, 2016

Industry Trends

Industries Q&A: What Are the Security Concerns for Critical Infrastructures Today?

Organizations of all types today face an evolving threatscape and growing pressure to rethink security strategies for long-term sustainability. Critical infrastructure industries, and the communities and economies they serve, face not only particularly damaging outcomes from successful cybersecurity attacks, but also need to deal with significant complexity due to the scale of their operations. Fortinet’s Daniel Cole discusses the issues and trends affecting the critical infrastructure organizations today. Q&A with Daniel Cole What’s...

By John WeltonMay 16, 2016

Threat Research

SCADA Security Report 2016

While attackers are showing greater interest in both direct and indirect targeted attacks at Industrial Control Systems, it is perhaps a good time to assess where we stand with regards to protecting these systems.  Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are systems that control and monitor physical processes like the "transmission of electricity, transportation of gas and oil in pipelines, water distribution, traffic lights, and other systems used as the basis of modern society.” In recent years, the Industrial Control Systems...

By Ruchna NigamApril 05, 2016