We can look back on a very successful event at the OCCCIO (Ontario College Counsel of CIOs). Together with our technology partners A10, Exinda and Fortinet, we presented our solutions and technology to the 300+ attendees. We had great conversations across the board, including a well attended presentation on the Next Generation Security Firewalls, SSL offloading and WAN Optimization. Slide deck will become available through the OCCCIO website.
Ransomware has become the fastest growing malware threat, targeting everyone from home users to healthcare systems to corporate networks. Tracking analysis shows that there has been an average of more than 4,000 ransomware attacks every day since January 1, 2016. On May 12, FortiGuard Labs began tracking a new ransomware variant that spread rapidly throughout the day. It is a highly virulent strain of a self-replicating ransomware that has impacted such far-flung organizations as the Russian Interior Ministry, Chinese universities, Hungarian and Spanish telcos, and hospitals and clinics run by the British National Health Services. It is especially notable for its multi-language ransom demand