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With GDPR scheduled to come into full effect this May, private and public-sector organizations across the world have no time to waste in taking actions to ensure they are ready to comply with these new requirements. The best way forward is through a comprehensive and integrated strategy that is able to see and track personal data, as well as prevent, detect, and remediate data breaches anywhere they may occur.  This is a strategic approach that not only enables regulatory compliance, but will allow you to differentiate security as a value-add. [Read More]
by RSS Drew Del Matto  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
There’s been a lot of confusion—and frankly, a lot of vendor hype—about the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). There is no doubt that GDPR is a very far-reaching legal initiative that will significantly change the way that many private and public sector organizations treat personally identifiable information (PII) and respond to data breaches. On the other hand, it’s safe to say that a majority of readers of this blog post work for organizations that will not be directly affected by GDPR. [Read More]
by RSS Patrick Grillo  |  Dec 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The Fortinet Security Fabric allows organizations to harness the collective power and intelligence of Fortinet’s portfolio of security solutions to collect and correlate threat intelligence, actively detect and isolate threats, and automate a coordinated response across the entire network. Such an approach allows organizations to extend visibility deep into their infrastructure, and more importantly, into their data, so they know where it is, who and what have access to it. It also allows them to demonstrate compliance... [Read More]
by RSS Drew Del Matto  |  Aug 22, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The K-12 learning environment has moved beyond the physical walls of the classroom thanks to behavioral shifts and digital connectivity. However, robust and speedy network services that are designed to keep student and faculty data secure come with a price tag. The cost of ongoing connectivity and keeping networks secure is a constant barrier for most school districts, but thankfully, the E-rate program gives them an opportunity to do just that. Take a look at the graphic below to see how the classroom environment has evolved, the threats... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As reliance on technology continues to grow, and students inevitably require greater access to web assets, schools have been keeping up by incorporating programs that allow for more devices and a more web-focused curriculum. While it’s important to provide these services, between paying for internet access and securing the network, they typically come at a great cost. To mitigate these costs, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its subsidiary, the Universal Services Administrative Committee (USAC), implemented the E-rate program,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Q & A
By now, it’s no secret that cybercriminals have targeted, and continue to target, the financial services industry with advanced attacks that are designed to steal or otherwise jeopardize valuable data. As a result, many organizations have taken at least some initial steps to better secure their networks and the information that lives within them. In fact, according to Duff & Phelps’ “Global Regulatory Outlook,” 86 percent of professionals in the financial services industry say their companies have plans to put more... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
With so many high profile security breaches of large retailers in the news recently, a hot topic everywhere is around PCI DSS, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. We recently spoke with Nirav Shah, Fortinet’s Director of Product Marketing – Enterprise Security, for his take on PCI DSS requirements, and how the FortiGate family of security products can help retailers secure their stores and meet these standards. A Q&A with Nirav Shah What is PCI DSS, and what do organizations need to do to comply with these requirements? PCI... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Oct 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
You've invested in firewalls and your servers are patched. Clients are running updated anti-malware software and spam and phishing filters are turned up to 11 on your mail servers. Flash? Not running it. Role-based security measures? Implemented three years ago...of course. And BYOD? Only with approved AV and signed acceptable use and access policies. Your IT staff actually sleeps at night because you don't just have a security plan - You actually follow it. Unfortunately, the reality for most organizations is a bit different. Smaller... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Aug 26, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
If our kids spent as much time studying as they do bypassing firewalls, we’d be cranking out Rhodes Scholars left and right. I spent several years as one of those all-too-typical public school tech guys. I taught math and science most of the time and had an extra period off during the day to handle every bit of technology in the school. Desktops, laptops, servers, network infrastructure, databases, you name it. Sometimes I had an intern (one semester I had two!). I’m not complaining - this is the reality for many public schools that, like countless... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 03, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends