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Artificial intelligence: the shape of things to come

Many financial services industry firms are examining the potential of distributed ledger and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Is it too early for any meaningful deployment?

You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows

Over the past month, we have all watched with dismay as the islands of the Caribbean and coasts of Texas and Florida were hit with devastating rains and high-speed winds. In the days leading up to the storms' landfalls, some ...

Cybersecurity: into the data breach

Cybersecurity has become a significant issue as attacks are increasing. In the new payments ecosystem, where third-party developers can directly interact with banks' customers, data privacy and security become paramount, according to the World Payments Report 2017.

Security Research News in Brief - August 2017 Edition

Welcome back to our monthly review of some of the most interesting security research publications.

New Ransomware Variant Abusing DDE Functionality in Office Documents

This morning we began seeing a large volume of messages that ultimately lead to the install of the "Asasin" ransomware, aptly named after the naming convention used when encrypting the user's files. We have been seeing this Ransomware type for ...

A 14-day Journey through Embedded Open Type Font Fuzzing

One of our daily routines as researchers here at FortiGuard Labs is to write and maintain our internal fuzzers to help us more effectively find potential vulnerabilities on different software products. In this blog post we would like to share ...

Securing Legacy IT Systems from Modern Application Threats in the Financial Sector

The rhetoric surrounding mainframes and their uses in modern enterprises tends to be largely negative. Mainframes are seen by many as outdated legacy IT systems that are, or will be, obsolete in the near future as businesses increasingly move to ...

How to Protect Your Computer from Ransomware and Other Malware

What if you didn’t have to worry about ransomware or any other viruses? Unfortunately, cybercrime has become a major problem for the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who is tasked with protecting the company’s computer systems, as well as the CEO ...

Implementing Security with Digital Transformation Initiatives

Fortinet's Vice President of Strategic Programs, Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, recently hosted a webinar called "Implementing Security with Digital Transformation Initiatives." This talk touched on why digital transformation is so crucial across industries, as well as the technological capabilities organizations need to ...

Healthcare IT News Busts Common Cybersecurity Myths

With so much information at your fingertips on how to protect your organization's network from a cyber attack, it is often hard to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to cybersecurity. That is where Jessica Davis with Healthcare IT ...

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