Critical events such as cyber attacks, IT outages, extreme weather events, and safety hazards have long-lasting impacts on private and public organizations. The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) estimates the average cost of a safety incident at US$1.8M (€$1.5m), and that of an extreme weather incident at US$1.3M (€$1.0m). Such events also incur many indirect costs that are harder to measure, such as the negative impact on employee well-being and reputational damage.
Adware, Trojans, and other malware aren’t the only reasons not to download illegal games.
In our last post on SASE security, we covered two key benefits of Secure Access Service Edge architecture — the security and simplicity that come from converging multiple services in a single solution delivered from the cloud. Today, we’re talking about scaling that cybersecurity to meet the growing needs of your business.
If your computer suddenly slows down, it may be a sign that there is something wrong. Certain malware types, like crypto miners and botnets, will overload your device; they effectively “steal” your resources for misuse by hackers.
Secure access service edge (SASE) solutions — cloud-delivered security combining networking and security functions — are on the rise, fueled in part by the events of the past year’s shelter in place order and the need to secure work from home in countless locations. As companies and employees begin their return to the office, one thing is clear: the hybrid work model is here to stay — and SASE solutions are critical to supporting this new normal.
You probably have heard the saying "practice makes perfect" countless times, but in situations where there's nothing to perfect, repetition gets boring and tedious with time.
How many homeowners do you know who are Wi-Fi network specialists? Unless they work in technology, I’m willing to bet that your average apartment or condo complex contains very few experts. So when it comes to cybersecurity, very few residents will think about the digital safety implications of their Wi-Fi enabled doorbell, security cameras, tracking sensors and all the other smart devices they’ve bought, plugged in or which came with their unit.
As supply chain attacks continue to dominate headlines, software development teams are beginning to realize that package management can’t be taken lightly — the threats hidden under the hood are real. We want to talk about the practices and tools that developers need to adopt in order to protect against supply chain attacks.
Ransomware attack trends continue to evolve, and the current iterations are no exception. During the last year, malicious actors have attacked healthcare organizations, medical trials, schools, and shipping agencies. Considering the impact these modern attacks can have on organizations everywhere, no matter the industry, security professionals must always be ready to secure their systems, networks, and software in new ways. And according to a recent FortiGuard Labs global threat landscape report, ransomware remains a prolific threat which increased in 2020 and became even more disruptive. Having an endpoint security software and device protection solutions in place, will allow your organization to secure every user and device on and off the network with advanced response.
It’s not just about what kind of speakers you get–where you put them can also make a huge difference in the soundscape of your room. Just like waves in the ocean, sound waves travel horizontally and they interact with objects in your room; crashing against hard surfaces and absorbing into soft surfaces. This is why you may notice that the intensity of sound can increase and decrease in different areas of the room.
An increase in ransomware attacks is not news to us anymore. However, that number has risen dramatically in 2020, a trend that businesses and individuals alike must NOT ignore.
On May 7, 2021, the DarkSide ransomware gang successfully breached Colonial Pipeline’s IT systems, forcing a critical U.S. fuel artery to temporarily shut down operations. The FBI confirmed three days later that DarkSide initiated the ransomware attack, and Colonial Pipeline eventually admitted to paying more than $4 million in ransom.
Businesses are rapidly adopting cloud platforms to improve efficiency and agility, and the global pandemic has only accelerated this move. It’s no surprise that almost 70% of organizations currently using cloud services plan to increase their cloud spending. Cloud technologies have changed the way we think about traditional disaster recovery (DR). Today’s options are faster, more secure, more cost-effective and offer far more flexibility and scalability than traditional approaches to DR.
So you’ve decided to invest in a modern, cloud-based video conferencing system to better connect all your employees. Whether participants are jumping in via a mobile device on-the-road, joining from a personal computer at home, or hosting as a team in a meeting room, you want a solution that fully accommodates every present-day work scenario. Naturally, cost is also a major consideration.
Like many business owners, you might be considering a replacement for your current video surveillance system or the installation of a brand new one.
FortiGuard Labs recently captured a fresh phishing campaign in which a Microsoft Excel document attached to a spam email downloaded and executed several pieces of VBscript code. This malware is used to hijack bitcoin address information and deliver a new variant of Agent Tesla onto the victim’s device.
Many customers need strategic counsel and guidance now more than ever to navigate through new challenges as a result of the current reality. Given this, Fortinet channel partners can reach out to their customers to make sure they have the tools and resources they need to maintain business and operational continuity. In many circumstances, secure remote access built around a remote access VPN solution is just the start. Our partners’ expertise is critical in helping customers build an effective, quick-turn solution at little to no cost that can also be easily augmented over the next few weeks and months as they settle into this new environment.
In today’s security landscape, very few businesses are running without cybersecurity and physical security systems in place. However, as IoT technology continues to evolve, and more systems move into the cloud, companies need to constantly reevaluate their strategies.