Executive Insights: The Evolution of Threat Intelligence

The entire security arms race between IT professionals and cybercriminals is really about one side constantly trying to outsmart the other. Security isn’t just about tools. It’s also about the intelligence that powers them. Which is why when we started Fortinet 16 years ago we were every bit as committed to developing security intelligence and research solutions that were as innovative as the technology we were developing.
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Ph0wn: The 1st CTF of Smart Devices is Over!

Ph0wn, a CTF dedicated to smart devices, is over! It was a real success, with ~70 participants for this first editions. 16 teams of (a max of) 5 lined up for the competition. 11 teams managed to score in at least one challenge - we are sorry for the 5 remaining teams, but hope they had fun nevertheless. Of course, we congratulate the top 3 teams, who deserved their drone & raspberry pi gaming kits as prizes. We would also like to extend congratulations to all participants. We enjoyed the team spirit as well as...
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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 ) 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.
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Securing Customers’ Physical and Virtual Networks with a SIEM Platform

To keep up with this threat landscape, your customers’ IT teams require security solutions that can provide real-time visibility into network activity and regulatory compliance, as well as automatically initiate a response to security events, to increase the overall efficiency of IT management teams. In order to effectively manage network security, compliance, and performance, your customers should consider implementing a SIEM (security information and event management) solution that features automation, scalability, and actionable intelligence
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Executive Insights: Changing Cybersecurity Regulations that Global Financial Services Firms Need to Know About

Globally operating financial services firms have to be aware of new cybersecurity regulations and how they affect their business in order to navigate data rules and remain compliant, especially as they conduct business across borders. Compliance is especially crucial as the punishments for noncompliance typically include large fines. Below are some of the most recent implemented or proposed cybersecurity regulations that will affect financial services firms.
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Multiple Plone Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

Plone is a free and open source content management system, and is ranked among the top 2% of all open source projects worldwide. More than 350 solution providers in more than 100 countries currently support it. The project has been actively developed since 2001, is available in more than 40 languages, and has the best security track record of any major CMS. The users (https://plone.com/about/they-use-plone) include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Intellectual Property Rights Center, and so on. Earlier...
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Public Cloud Security: Making It a Business Enabler

In general, if a cybercriminal is able to successfully launch an attack at an owner-operated IT infrastructure, they can also launch one at a cloud service provider. In fact, public cloud services have become highly attractive targets for cybercriminals. For them, breaking into a cloud service is like merging onto a superhighway that can deliver their little bundles of evil far and wide, potentially impacting hundreds or thousands of organizations with a single strike.
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