The job of the CSO and staff never stops. The security lifecycle requires constant attention through monitoring and analysis, responding to threats, and improving policies and protocols. Activities like patch and replace are Security 101. The trick is to always stay one step ahead of cybercriminals who are relentlessly targeting your infrastructure and resources.
Sometimes, however, we are our own worst enemies.
Fortinet just released its Global Threat Landscape Report for Q2. Much of the data it provides is just what you’d expect. For example, FortiGuard Labs detected 184 billion total exploit attempts in Q2 from 6,300 unique and active exploits. Not only is this is an increase of 30% over Q1, with the growth of IoT and Shadownet resources we expect these numbers to continue to rise dramatically. In addition, 7 in 10 organizations experienced high or critical exploits during the quarter. By any measure, these are alarming numbers.