Fortinet unveiled our latest Quarterly Threat Report this week looking at global trends from Q3, 2017. The research reveals that high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate that cybercriminals are leveraging common exploits combined with automated attack methods at unprecedented speed and scale.
See what our CISO Phil Quade had to comment regarding the report:
“Whether it’s WannaCry in May or Apache Struts in September, long-known and yet still-unpatched vulnerabilities serve as the gateway for attacks time and time again. Remaining vigilant of new threats and vulnerabilities in the wild is critical, but organizations also need to keep sight of what is happening within their own environment. There is an incredible urgency to prioritize security hygiene and embrace fabric-based security approaches that leverage automation, integration, and strategic segmentation. Our adversaries are adopting automated and scripted techniques, so we need to raise their price of attacking to combat today’s new normal.”
You can also read the byline by Anthony Giandomenico in CSO. "Zero-days, Botnets, and Swarming: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Organization"
You can also engage with some of our social media posts about the report: