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While new, innovative threats continue to pop up on almost daily, our latest Global Threat Landscape Report reveals that long known and yet still unpatched vulnerabilities continue to serve as the primary gateway for attacks, with organizations reporting an average of 274 attacks per firm – a 82% increase over the previous quarter. This alarming trend emphasizes that while remaining vigilant for new threats and vulnerabilities in the wild is critical, organizations also need to stay focused on what is happening within their own environment. [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Research
In preparation for our talk entitled “IoT: Battle of Bots” at the RootedCon Security conference that will be held in Madrid, Spain this March 2018, the FortiGuard Labs team encountered yet another new Mirai variant. [Read More]
by RSS Jasper Manuel, Rommel Joven, Dario Durando  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research
Over the past few years, a new development has occurred: predictive software systems are being programmed using artificial intelligence techniques. The latest advances in these kinds of tools use swarm technology to leverage massive databases of expert knowledge comprised of billions of constantly updated bits of data in order to make accurate predictions. [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Research
While still relatively unusual, security researchers report a 600% upsurge in steganographically-based attacks in 2017. Cybersecurity attackers use steganography to inject malicious content to slip past security defenses and exfiltrate misappropriated content from compromised systems. [Read More]
by RSS Jeannette Jarvis  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research
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. [Read More]
by RSS Sowjanya O'Neill  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
FortiGuard Labs just released our latest Quarterly Threat Landscape report for Q4 of 2017. As usual, there are a lot of take-aways for CISOs, but a few items stood out. In particular, attacks were up per firm by 82% and swarm cyber attacks targeted the Internet of Things (IoT) with growing intensity. [Read More]
by RSS FortiGuard SE Team  |  Feb 20, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Research
2018 is lining up to be the year of Digital Transformation. Just about every organization looking to remain viable in the growing digital marketplace has some sort of digital transformation in progress or one in the planning stages for this year. These projects range from implementing basic applications to better interact with online consumers, to converging OT and IT networks, or even pushing their entire infrastructure to the cloud. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Feb 19, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The Mobile Security and Managed Security Services Zone area that we’re setting in up in our booth at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) places Fortinet at the center of one of the most innovation-intensive sectors of Communication Service Providers (CSPs). The dawning era of 5G is about much more than speeds and availability. [Read More]
by RSS Ronen Shpirer  |  Feb 19, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
At the beginning of February 2018, FortiGuard Labs collected an email. The email message contains an order tracking number with a fake hyperlink that downloads a jar malware. After a quick analysis, I was able to determine that it is the jRAT/Adwind malware. [Read More]
by RSS Xiaopeng Zhang  |  Feb 16, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research
As healthcare providers adopt digital capabilities, traditional WANs are not equipped to keep up. Learn why SD-WANs are a better option, and how to secure them. [Read More]
by RSS Nirav Shah  |  Feb 16, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology