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TORONTO, July 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Graham Bushkes, Country Manager for Canada, Fortinet  “Fortinet has a deep understanding of the unique security needs Canada’s government agencies have, and even more specifically the compliance regulations and the type of critical data that must remain secure. We have a long-standing history of working within the Canadian market and with Shared Services Canada, who has again chosen Fortinet to protect the Government’s Internet Services and Enterprise Perimeter Services. This selection is a testament to Fortinet’s ability to provide the most innovative, highest-performing Security Fabric to secure and simplify IT infrastructure, which enables...

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This is a summary of an article written for Global Banking and Finance Review by Fortinet’s Senior Security Strategist/Researcher and CTI Lead, Tony Giandomenico. The entire article can be accessed here. Cyber criminals continue to target the financial services industry to steal payment card data, online banking accounts, and to compromise ATM machines using ransomware, cryptomining, and other malware. Defending against this is made more difficult due to challenges such as blending new technology with legacy systems while meeting evolving compliance standards. Threats Are Constantly Evolving A recent Fortinet Threat Landscape Report highlights threats targeted at a number of industries, including financial services. Coinhive, originally launched in...

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This is a summary of an article written for CloudTech by Fortinet's Lior Cohen. The entire article can be accessed here. According to research published by the IBM Institute for Business Value, 85% of enterprises currently operate a multi-cloud environment, and 98% of companies plan to use multiple clouds by 2021. And because of new digital business requirements, those clouds don’t operate in isolation. Business processes, transactions, applications, and workflows now move across and between physical networks, branch offices, mobile devices, and multi-cloud networks. The challenge is for data, workflows, and applications to move quickly and seamlessly across and between these different...

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This is a summary of an article written for ThreatPost by Fortinet’s Global Security Strategist, Derek Manky. The entire article can be accessed here. In Fortinet's Q1 2019 Threat Landscape Report, threat analysts at FortiGuard Labs chose to dig into data from the company’s web filtering service. Here is what they found. Weekdays vs. Weekends When researchers looked at the web-filtering volume from two Cyber Kill Chain phases, comparing weekdays and weekends, they discovered that pre-compromise activity is roughly three times more likely to occur during the work week. This is primarily due to the fact that most phishing attacks require someone to...

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Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are experiencing increased pressure to provide digital experiences for their customers and end users due to changes in today's evolving, competitive landscape. By providing digital experiences and services for their clients, your SMB customers are able to compete with similarly-sized businesses, and can even take on larger organizations in the digital marketplace. The tools and technologies that enable digital engagements allow SMBs to improve communication efforts and build loyalty to meet the growing demands of online consumerization. This is not just a nice addition to their current business models. SMBs who do not adapt to...

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