Fortinet supports partners with threat research in several ways, such as helping partners become expert advisors for customers, offering support to customer accounts, and enabling regular training for partners in emerging threats. The information partners provide via Fortinet cyber threat intelligence offer insights into cyber criminals capabilities, motives, goals and trending cyberattack infrastructure and resources. Partners can access this information in several ways:
- Weekly Threat Intelligence Briefs: Partners can apply learning’s from our weekly threat briefs to inform customer needs. Data is analyzed and delivered on a weekly basis to keep partners aware of the most pressing incidents and threats that could affect customers.
- FortiGuard Threat Playbooks: Partners can use Threat Playbooks to better understand specific threats or criminal groups that have been particularly active, such as Silence Group and Goblin Panda. This research gives partners a clear view of threat activity across various periods of time, examining initial access, persistence, lateral movement, exfiltration, and more.
- Threat Early Warnings: Unique to Fortinet’s core intelligence are our algorithms that produce proactive escalation alerts to help keep your customers a step ahead of cyber criminals.
- Quarterly Threat Reports: Our quarterly Threat Landscape Report allows partners to get a big- picture understanding of what attack vectors are gaining traction among cyber criminals. The report looks at the biggest trends and criminal groups each quarter to assist in prioritizing security needs for customers throughout the year.
Fortinet partners are enabled by the full force of FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet’s threat intelligence division. Security researchers and analysts at FortiGuard Labs evaluate security incidents and alerts detected by the millions of Fortinet threat sensors, honeypots, and collectors deployed around the globe to understand where networks are weakest at any given time. In the wake of the cybersecurity skills gap, which makes it nearly impossible for your customers to employ security researcher’s in house, access to this research makes partners a highly valuable resource.
Fortinet is a founding member of the Cyber Threat Alliance, a non-profit organization made up of top cybersecurity organizations. Companies, such as Fortinet, Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, and more, share threat information with other member organizations to improve threat awareness and minimize the efficacy of attack campaigns. This means partners are not only getting information from Fortinet’s own team, but also threat research from other leaders in the industry. This early information allows for a coordinated release to better protect Fortinet customers using the Security Fabric.
Additionally, Fortinet is leveraging MITRE ATT&CK a global knowledge base of the tactics being used by cyber criminals based on real-world encounters. This information allows security teams around the world to develop techniques and threat models to minimize the impact of these attacks. Fortinet is using the information available in the MITRE ATT&CK database to map adversaries and campaigns and develop playbooks for responding to specific threats.
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