Aamir Lakhani

Lead Researcher and Cyber Security Expert, Fortinet

Aamir Lakhani is a cyber security researcher and practitioner with Fortinet and FortiGuard Labs, with over 15 years of experience in the security industry. He is responsible for providing IT security solutions to major commercial and federal enterprise organizations. Lakhani has designed cyber solutions for defense and intelligence agencies, and has assisted organizations in defending themselves from active strike-back attacks perpetrated by underground cyber groups. Lakhani is considered an industry leader in support of detailed architectural engagements and projects on topics related to cyber defense, mobile application threats, malware and advanced persistent threat (APT) research. Previously, Lakhani designed cyber solutions for defense and intelligence agencies, and has assisted organizations in defending themselves from active strike-back attacks perpetrated by underground cyber groups. Lakhani's areas of expertise include FortiGuard, fundamentals of network protection, cyber defense, mobile application threats, malware and advanced persistent threat (APT) research.

Your Guide for Digital Safety: Holiday Edition
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Your Guide for Digital Safety: Holiday Edition


From Botnets to Phishing: A Discussion on the 2020 Threat Landscape

From Botnets to Phishing: A Discussion on the 2020 Threat Landscape

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on organizations and individuals around the globe, we are now dealing with a threat landscape that’s become more intense, complex, and saturated than ever before.

Cybercriminals Are Exploiting the Rapid Change to Our Digital World

Cybercriminals Are Exploiting the Rapid Change to Our Digital World

In the rush to make sure that workforces remain productive and ensure business continuity, things like security protocols may get overlooked, and criminals are looking to take advantage of any inadvertent security gaps.

Shopping at the Mall? It Can Be Just as Risky as Shopping Online

Shopping at the Mall? It Can Be Just as Risky as Shopping Online

Cybercriminals will set malicious WiFi hotspots in popular areas around shopping centers, malls, movie theaters, and holiday gathering places.

Your Holiday Guide to Safe Cybershopping

Your Holiday Guide to Safe Cybershopping

A few tips to help you have a happy – and secure – holiday shopping season.

Five critical elements for any cyber security awareness program

Five critical elements for any cyber security awareness program

The number of compromised web sites, email phishing campaigns, and malicious access points continue to grow exponentially, infecting unsuspecting users with spyware, malware, compromised applications, and even ransomware.

Ensuring Security is a Priority at Big Events This Summer

Ensuring Security is a Priority at Big Events This Summer

During the season when people gather, it’s essential for IT teams to be on guard against cyber attackers targeting crowds – especially on stadium and venue networks.

Ready for the Holidays? Cybercriminals are Hoping You’re Not

Ready for the Holidays? Cybercriminals are Hoping You’re Not

We need to take the time to educate ourselves - and our friends and family – about shopping carefully so we can have a happy, and safe Holiday season.

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in IoT and OT Security

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in IoT and OT Security

Learn about the expanding role of artificial intelligence’s in cybersecurity, as well as its impact on the security posture of IoT, and how cybercriminals are laying the groundwork for adopting AI as well.

For Financial Services, Encryption is Essential – But So Is Performance

For Financial Services, Encryption is Essential – But So Is Performance

The financial services industry is one hit hardest by the heightened expectations of consumers to access information, receive help, and conduct transactions anywhere and at any time via their mobile devices. By 2025, Millennials...

The Darkweb and Taxes: Be Aware of Scams This Season

The Darkweb and Taxes: Be Aware of Scams This Season

It seems like every season has an angle that hackers and scammers use to prey on unsuspecting individuals. We just managed to make it through the holiday season and now we are besieged with people trying to take advantage of us...

The Blessing and Curse of Automation

The Blessing and Curse of Automation

As data becomes the new currency of the digital marketplace, one of the biggest security challenges organizations face is the number and kinds of endpoint devices that need access to the network. Smartphones, laptops, Chromebooks,...

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