Security Technology: SD-WAN

Welcome to the last week of Cyber Security Awareness month! So far, we’ve really focused on being cyber aware in regards to current types of threats (phishing and ransomware for example) and the importance of training staff and being prepared for anything. Being “technology aware” is vitally important for today’s organizations as the threat landscape (and threat surfaces) evolve rapidly. Most organizations recognize a daunting number of best practices and security requirements,...

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Examining the Role of Zero Trust Access in OT Security

By: Rick Peters, CISO Operational Technology, North America, Fortinet This is a summary of an article written for Automation.com by Rick Peters, CISO, Operational Technology North America at Fortinet. The entire article can be accessed here.  As operational technology (OT) networks become increasingly connected to the rest of an organization’s network infrastructure, they become a growing target for increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals. In fact, Fortinet’s 2020 State of Operational Technology Cybersecurity Report indicates that nine out...

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Introducing the new Secure SD-WAN Managed Service from Secure Sense

Secure Sense, a subsidiary of TELUS, has partnered with Fortinet to power our new Secure SD-WAN managed solution. The service offers comprehensive built in security, designed to easily integrate into your existing infrastructure, giving you the ability to eliminate security gaps in your network while gaining the benefits of improved connectivity experience and cost efficiencies of SD-WAN. Gain peace of mind knowing your environment is operating optimally and according to...

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Tackling OT Security as Networks Converge

By Rick Peters, CISO Operational Technology, North America, Fortinet This is a summary of an article written for Automation.com by Rick Peters, CISO for Operational Technology, North America at Fortinet. The entire article can be accessed here. Through the convergence of IT and Operational Technology (OT) environments, organizations can achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness in monitoring critical processes. It also enables organizations to effectively leverage data from a range of sources, including medical devices, industrial applications/robotics,...

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Utility and Energy Security Exchange Forum

Secure Sense is very excited to announce a new program called the Utility and Energy Security Exchange Forum (UESX). The UESX will provide tools and resources to help address cyber security challenges that organizations in the Utilities/Energy industry face daily. With the support of Secure Sense experts and our technology partners, we are creating a collaborative environment to provide insight and guidance surrounding the most critical of cyber security concerns affecting...

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Industry Event: IoMT Security in Healthcare – The Next Threat Vector

Currently, there are 7.1 million patients using connected medical devices and remote monitoring solutions. As healthcare organizations connect more devices, the more unprepared they become to address the security risks these devices introduce. Attacks on healthcare organizations and IoMT devices are becoming more sophisticated and protected health information is at risk. While firewalls are part of the standard arsenal of security tools, they are not enough to protect connected medical devices...

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IoMT Security in Healthcare

Happy New Year and welcome back to the first work week of the year! As we move into 2021, we can look back into 2020 and see that it was a tough year for many industries as the pandemic brought on a new level of cybercrime that ultimately took advantage of those unprepared for a surge in attacks. The healthcare industry was no exception and has been hit even harder over...

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Security Technology: Private WAN & SD-WAN

Security Technology: Private WAN & SD-WAN

Written By: Matthew Watkinson As discussed in our previous blog (you can check it out here), being technology aware is important in today’s landscape as threats and security are advancing at a rapid rate.  Sometimes we face challenges in finding the right technology for our organization, one being long-term, cost effective solutions.  As we near the end of the second week of Cyber Security Awareness Month, we move our focus to a second security technology with key implications for today’s landscape and a discussion of how you can simplify networking and reduce your costs: private WAN technologies and SD-WAN.   Within the...

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Getting to NSE Level 8: A Conversation with Matthew Watkinson

Matthew Watkinson is the chief security architect at Secure Sense, an IT security provider based in Canada. He has achieved Level 8 certification through Fortinet’s Network Security Expert (NSE) Training Institute’s Certification Program. He is skilled in the technical aspects of unified threat/next-generation firewall operations and design, web application security, and SIEM operations and deployment. He’s also knowledgeable in offensive security assessments including penetration testing and social engineering. We spoke with Matthew...

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Customers Choose Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for a Cloud-Ready Branch

Why a Healthcare Agency in the Middle East Chose Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN Solution to Connect Nearly 150 Clinics to their Private Cloud Organizations increasingly rely on new business applications to deliver valuable resources and services, and nowhere is this more critical than in the healthcare industry. This is especially true for remote clinics and offices where access to data, resources, and time-sensitive information is essential for patient care. However, because so many...

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