Fortinet a CIS partner and a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, recently announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report.
Phil Quade, chief information security officer, Fortinet “In the past year, highly-publicized cybersecurity incidents have raised public awareness of how our TVs and phones can be manipulated to deny others’ Internet availability, and have shown, that demanding ransom is being used to disrupt vital patient care services. Yet, awareness alone isn’t enough. Unfortunately, as organizations increasingly adopt convenience and cost-saving IT techniques, such as cloud services, or add a variety of smart devices to their network, visibility and control of their security is at risk. Meanwhile, attackers are buying or re-using tools of their own. Cybersecurity strategies need to increasingly adopt trustworthy network segmentation and high degrees of automation to prevent and detect adversaries’ efforts to target the newly-exposed flanks of our businesses and governments.”
The research reveals that while more high profile attacks have dominated the headlines, the reality is that the majority of threats faced by most organizations are opportunistic in nature fuelled by a pervasive Crime-as-a-Service infrastructure. For a detailed view of the findings here is the Fortinet Q4 2017 Global Threat Landscape Report: