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Cyber and Physical Convergence is Creating New Attack Opportunities for Cybercriminals

The latest Fortinet Threat Landscape Report reveals that cybercriminals are constantly evolving the sophistication of their attacks—from continuing to exploit the vast insecurity of IoT devices, to morphing open source malware tools into new threats.

By FortiGuard SE TeamFebruary 20, 2019

Industry Trends

Preparing for Tomorrow's Threats

Organizations can start today to protect against 2019's threats. Look out for crooks using AI "fuzzing" techniques, machine learning, and swarms.

By Derek MankyDecember 13, 2018

Industry Trends

Predictions: AI Fuzzing and Machine Learning Poisoning

2019 Predictions from the FortiGuard Labs team reveal methods and techniques that Fortinet researchers anticipate cybercriminals will employ in the near future, along with important strategy changes that will help defend against these oncoming attacks.

By FortiGuard SE TeamNovember 15, 2018

Industry Trends | Threat Research | Business and Technology

Fortinet FortiGuard Labs 2018 Threat Landscape Predictions

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.

By Derek MankyNovember 14, 2017

Industry Trends | Threat Research

Fortinet 2017 Cybersecurity Predictions: Accountability Takes the Stage

With the growth and pervasiveness of online devices and digital tools, we reached a critical tipping point in 2016. The need for accountability at multiple levels is urgent and real and affects us all. If something isn’t done, there is a real risk of disrupting the emerging Digital Economy.   Even in recent weeks, IoT devices were hijacked to shut down a huge section of the Internet. Stolen documents were used in an attempt to influence the US presidential election. Ransomware began to reach epidemic proportions, including high...

By Derek MankyNovember 21, 2016

Industry Trends | Threat Research

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Roundup

For those of you who don’t know, Fortinet publishes a threat intelligence roundup every Friday, the Fortinet Threat Intelligence Brief, that reviews new threats and trends. It is a treasure trove of analysis and information that ought to be part of your regimen every Friday. This week is no exception. Here are a couple of teasers and takeaways: 1. Ransomware isn’t going away any time soon. Every time organizations think they have a handle on this, ransomware developers come up with a new variant designed to evade detection....

By Bill McGeeAugust 26, 2016

Industry Trends

Looking Back at our 2016 Predictions

Last year, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs team made a series of predictions about cyberthreats in 2016. We are now halfway through the year, and thought this might be a good time to give an update on what we have seen so far for some of these predictions.   Prediction #1: The Rise of Machine-to-Machine Attacks The Threat: The exponential increase of unmanaged, “headless devices” driven by the Internet of Things will make these types of devices a tempting target for hackers looking to secure a beachhead into more traditional...

By Derek MankyAugust 22, 2016

Industry Trends

The Top 5 Threat Predictions For 2016 From FortiGuard Labs

It’s an annual tradition that security vendors and pundits alike can’t resist: threat predictions for the coming year. However, this is much more than an exercise in crystal ball gazing. Vendors need to accurately predict changes in the threat landscape to design products that effectively address emerging issues. Organizations need to plan appropriate defenses and deploy countermeasures before a novel attack occurs instead of trying to pick up the pieces afterwards.   So what are the trends beyond the buzzwords? Fortinet’s...

By Derek MankyNovember 24, 2015