Fortinet Unveils New Security Fabric and Firewalls Designed to Tackle Challenges of Encrypted Network Traffic
Network security firm Fortinet made two new product announcements this week, including its new Fortinet Security Fabric architecture and a powerful new firewall designed to tackle the increasing demands from encrypted network traffic.
The company’s new Security Fabric is an architecture designed to integrate different silos of network security into a cohesive whole, while the new firewall is tailor-made to cope with the growing throughput and demands from remote workers, VPNs and SSL traffic.
While the threat that emanates from ISIS-inspired cyber attacks is of high concern, especially in light of the formation of a new United Cyber Caliphate composed of previously disparate pro-ISIS hacking collectives, these hacking groups still operate unofficially and remain poorly organized and are likely underfunded, according to Flashpoint.
Cybercriminals stole millions of dollars from Bangladesh’s central bank and they managed to cover their tracks by using custom malware that targeted the SWIFT interbank messaging system.
The attackers transferred $101 million from the Bangladesh Bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before their operation was shut down by the financial institution, and $81 million sent to the Philippines are still missing.
Even if you didn’t back it up, you might still have a chance.
Nannette Abia Rivera’s external hard drive stopped working, and she needs to recover files stored on it.
When you store files on an external drive, it’s easy to forget my first rule of tech storage: Never have only one copy of anything. We tend to think of external drives—especially external hard drives—as a backup medium, so of course anything on the drive must be a backup.
But if files exist only on that external drive, they are not backed up. And you need to make sure they get backed up to something other than that particular drive—whether it’s an internal drive, the cloud, NAS, or another external drive.
A gram of DNA could store close to a trillion gigabytes of data
Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data storage.
Twist Bioscience will provide Microsoft with 10 million DNA strands for the purpose of encoding digital data. Microsoft will use the DNA strands to try to figure out how the same molecules that make up the human genetic code can be used to encode digital information.
Cisco’s Talos security intelligence and research group has come across a piece of software that installed backdoors on 12 million computers around the world.
The software, which exhibits adware and spyware capabilities, was developed by a French online advertising company called Tuto4PC. The firm, previously known as Eorezo Group and apparently linked to another company called Wizzlabs, has been targeted by French authorities over its questionable practices regarding the installation of unwanted software and harvesting of users’ personal details.
The vendor’s UK-based cybersecurity architect, Simon Edwards, revealed in a new blog postthat on analyzing the 1.5GB of compressed data leaked online, it almost appears as if the hackers “dropped their horde as they made their escape.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is set to release an overhauled systems security engineering document it hopes will change the way software and computer designers think about cybersecurity.
An updated draft of NIST’s 800-160 document will be released for public comment on May 4. According to its lead author, Dr. Ron Ross, the new 800-160 will kick off a difficult discussion over not only how federal agencies approach cybersecurity, but also how U.S. business and general population should think about it — not just as an add-on, but as an foundational component of any technology that touches the Internet.