The entire security arms race between IT professionals and cybercriminals is really about one side constantly trying to outsmart the other. Security isn’t just about tools. It’s also about the intelligence that powers them. Which is why when we started Fortinet 16 years ago we were every bit as committed to developing security intelligence and research solutions that were as innovative as the technology we were developing.
As we prepare to expand our security research facility in Vancouver, this is a good time to review the history of this evolution. First, reviewing the development of threat intelligence provides an interesting insight into the minds of the cybercriminals we are defending our businesses against. Second, seeing where we came from helps us predict the trajectory of how to stay ahead of the criminal community going forward. And finally, it can provide organizations with a baseline with which to evaluate the long-term efficacy of the solutions they have deployed. Because security, as it turns out, is about much more than speeds and feeds.