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Field CISO Q&A: Jonathan Nguyen

Field CISO Q&A: Jonathan Nguyen

We regularly provide Q&A pieces with Fortinet executives to share their key insights and leadership perspectives. The following is from an interview with Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, Vice President, Global Field CISO…
Where Human Factors Can Eclipse Technology: Complexity, Privacy and Human Error

Where Human Factors Can Eclipse Technology: Complexity, Privacy and Human Error

For all the escalating and intensifying digital challenges that cybersecurity professionals must constantly mitigate and navigate, perhaps the biggest security vulnerability of all is decidedly analog: Our own human fallibility.…
Getting to NSE Level 8: A Conversation with Mohammad Al-Zard

Getting to NSE Level 8: A Conversation with Mohammad Al-Zard

Mohammad Al-Zard is a security consultant for a solution integrator. He is the 100th Network Security Expert (NSE) 8 certified worldwide and the first engineer to pass the first version of the…
How CISOs Can Create a Cyber-Aware Workforce Using Non-Traditional Training Techniques

How CISOs Can Create a Cyber-Aware Workforce Using Non-Traditional Training Techniques

Much has been made about the cybersecurity skills gap, and for good reason. There is a scarcity of cybersecurity professionals worldwide, which makes networks and those who depend on them—which…
Fortinet Wins “Professional Certification Program of the Year” Award in 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards Program

Fortinet Wins “Professional Certification Program of the Year” Award in 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards Program

Fortinet is pleased to announce that its Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute’s certification program has been named the “Professional Certification Program of the Year” in the 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough…
Threat Intelligence Lies at the Core of all Machine Learning and AI

Threat Intelligence Lies at the Core of all Machine Learning and AI

Passive security devices deployed at a network edge waiting for some previously identified threat to trigger a response was the primary mode of security for over a decade. And though…
Fortinet Joins the Open Cybersecurity Alliance to Participate in New Industry Open Source Initiative

Fortinet Joins the Open Cybersecurity Alliance to Participate in New Industry Open Source Initiative

Today, Fortinet joined the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA), an industry-wide initiative to bring a new level of interoperability and data sharing across cybersecurity products. The Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) is…
You Can’t Defend What You Can’t See: Advanced Strategies in Cybersecurity

You Can’t Defend What You Can’t See: Advanced Strategies in Cybersecurity

There is a simple adage in cybersecurity: You can’t defend what you can’t see. But as visibility has become increasingly critical to effective network protection, it has also become much…
Exploring the Benefits of Gender Diversity in Cybersecurity

Exploring the Benefits of Gender Diversity in Cybersecurity

Research shows more diverse teams are higher performing when compared to homogenous teams. Yet today, only 11% of cybersecurity professionals are women. This gender discrepancy, coupled with the cybersecurity skills…
FortiGate NGIPS Receives Third Consecutive Recommended Rating from NSS Labs

FortiGate NGIPS Receives Third Consecutive Recommended Rating from NSS Labs

According to the latest Fortinet Threat Landscape Report published in Q2 2019, we continue to see increases in threats, particularly malware and exploits. In fact, towards end of July, the…
Securing Branch Office IoT

Securing Branch Office IoT

This is a summary of an article written for IoT Agenda by Fortinet’s Senior Director of Products and Solutions – IoT and OT, Peter Newton. The article appeared on June…
Field CISO Q&A: Alain Sanchez

Field CISO Q&A: Alain Sanchez

We regularly do Q&A pieces with our executives to share key insights and leadership perspectives at Fortinet. Read below for an interview with Alain Sanchez, Field CISO at Fortinet, that…
Customers Choose Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for True WAN Edge Transformation

Customers Choose Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for True WAN Edge Transformation

One of the most common issues facing organizations looking to deploy an SD-WAN solution is that what looks like a simple enough idea – replacing your static MPLS connection with…
CISOs Must Incorporate Employee Training When Developing Security Strategy

CISOs Must Incorporate Employee Training When Developing Security Strategy

CISOs are facing a perfect storm when it comes to securing their networks. Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated just as corporate networks are becoming more distributed and complex –…
SD-WAN Projects Must Involve the CISO

SD-WAN Projects Must Involve the CISO

Extending advanced services to the WAN Edge of the network can have a serious impact on a security architecture and strategy. News cycles are filled with stories about critical network…
The CISO Must be Included in Any SD-WAN Discussion

The CISO Must be Included in Any SD-WAN Discussion

Extending advanced services to the WAN Edge of the network can have a serious impact on a security architecture and strategy. News cycles are filled with stories about critical network…
Exploring—and Improving—the Fundamental Strategies of Cybersecurity

Exploring—and Improving—the Fundamental Strategies of Cybersecurity

After a thorough examination of the Internet’s development, and the security weaknesses that were encoded into it, The Digital Big Bang pivots to map out the actionable strategies and tactics…
FortiWeb Maintains its Position as a Challenger in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls

FortiWeb Maintains its Position as a Challenger in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls

FortiWeb, Fortinet’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) solution, has maintained its position as a Challenger in Gartner’s recently published Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls. As digital innovation increasingly relies on…
Introducing FortiCWP for Comprehensive Cloud Workload Protection

Introducing FortiCWP for Comprehensive Cloud Workload Protection

The lack of cohesion between different security deployments often results in a lack of centralized visibility into critical service configurations, activities, network traffic, security events, and data hygiene. This challenge…
Healthcare Cyberattack Trends in 2019

Healthcare Cyberattack Trends in 2019

This is a summary of an article written for Inside Digital Health by Fortinet’s National Healthcare Lead, Sonia Arista. The article appeared on August 22, 2019, and can be accessed…
Why CISOs Must Use Automation and AI to Combat Resource Shortages

Why CISOs Must Use Automation and AI to Combat Resource Shortages

Today, a major cybersecurity challenge is the accelerated pace of operations and threats. The velocity, variety and sophistication of threats, and the complexity of today’s networks have outpaced the effectiveness…
FortiVet Addresses the Cyber Skills Shortage in Canada

FortiVet Addresses the Cyber Skills Shortage in Canada

After seeing growth across the United States, Fortinet’s FortiVet program is rolling out nationwide in Canada following a successful trial in Ontario. FortiVet is designed to facilitate the transition of…
Fortinet Named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls

Fortinet Named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls

Fortinet has been recognized as one of the Leaders among the 18 vendors included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls report for 2019. We believe this recognition showcases our clear…
Customers Praise FortiGate Enterprise Network Firewalls for Securing Their Networks

Customers Praise FortiGate Enterprise Network Firewalls for Securing Their Networks

Fortinet is committed to creating world-class security solutions designed for today’s complex networks and evolving digital business strategies. With a Security-driven Networking approach, the FortiGate next-generation firewall integrates security into…
Elementary Shortfalls: What The Internet Got Wrong and What We Can Do About It Now

Elementary Shortfalls: What The Internet Got Wrong and What We Can Do About It Now

“Nobody is denying that the Internet is one of the most extraordinary innovations in history,” Phil Quade says, as he discusses a theme that runs throughout his new book The…
How to Support Healthy Communities During National Health IT Week 2019

How to Support Healthy Communities During National Health IT Week 2019

Established by HIMSS and the Institute for e-Policy, the annual U.S. National Health IT (NHIT) Week focuses on advancing change within healthcare systems through the use of information technology. This…
Fortinet Enhances its Security Alliance with Oracle at OpenWorld 2019

Fortinet Enhances its Security Alliance with Oracle at OpenWorld 2019

The cloud has long been called the “easy button” for IT. Don’t have time or budget to expand your data center? Just move your apps to the cloud. The rise…
Fortinet Wins SE Labs Best Network Security Appliance Award

Fortinet Wins SE Labs Best Network Security Appliance Award

Fortinet is proud to announce that we have been awarded the Best Network Security Appliance award from SE Labs – one of the most respected labs in the testing community. SE Labs has…
New Customers Choose Fortinet’s Cloud Security for Protection of Hybrid Cloud and On-Prem Networks

New Customers Choose Fortinet’s Cloud Security for Protection of Hybrid Cloud and On-Prem Networks

One of the most critical considerations when looking at any cloud initiative is understanding that very few organizations are looking for a pure cloud security solution. Instead, they are usually…
Meet Fortinet at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 and Learn About our Dynamic-Cloud Security

Meet Fortinet at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 and Learn About our Dynamic-Cloud Security

Oracle OpenWorld is right around the corner, promising a multitude of keynotes, sessions, and networking events geared toward innovation and technical transformation. The conference is being held at the Moscone Center…