Business Email Compromise (BEC) , Cybercrime as-a-service , Email Threat Protection

FortiGuard Labs: A 10-Fold Increase in Ransomware

Derek Manky Details Global Threat Report from First Half of 2021
Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs

In the first half of 2021, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs detected a 10-fold increase in weekly ransomware activity as compared to 2020. This is just one of the trends detailed in the Global Threat Report for the first half of 2021. Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs analyzes the trends and takeaways.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances at Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, discusses:

  • Key takeaways from the global threat report;
  • How threat actors are changing their techniques;
  • Positive takeaways from the first-half report.

Manky, chief of security insights and global threat alliances at Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, brings more than 15 years of experience to a strategic and visionary cybersecurity role. He consults with CSOs and CISOs of Fortune 500 companies worldwide across multiple industries. He is actively involved with several global threat intelligence initiatives, including NATO NICP, INTERPOL Expert Working Group, the Cyber Threat Alliance and the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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