Derek Manky

Global Security Strategist

Derek Manky brings more than fifteen years of cyber security experience to his work helping customers formulate security strategy. He consults with leading C-level executives worldwide across multiple verticals, including CSOs/CISOs of Fortune 500 companies. As a cyber security expert, his work has included meetings with leading political figures and key policy stakeholders globally, including law enforcement, who help define the future of cyber security. He is actively involved with several global threat intelligence initiatives including NATO NICP, INTERPOL Expert Working Group, the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) and the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST).

Tips for CISOs to Maintain Privacy and Reduce Risk as the Use of New Technology Increases

The Evolving Threat Landscape - Swarmbots, Hivenets, Automation in Malware

The Evolving Threat Landscape - Swarmbots, Hivenets, Automation in Malware

Over the past several months, the FortiGuard Labs team has been tracking a number of evolving trends related to the FortiGuard 2018 Threat Landscape Predictions article published just before the beginning of the year. This...

The Critical Need for Threat Intelligence

The Critical Need for Threat Intelligence

Information sharing is one of the most critical elements of any security strategy. Without it, security has to be painted with a broad brush where literally anything is possible. Being able to compare the device or network you are...

Securing OT Networks Against Rising Attacks

Securing OT Networks Against Rising Attacks

Operational Technology (OT) networks play a critical role in manufacturing, defense, emergency services, food and agriculture, financial systems, and critical infrastructure, just to name a few. OT networks and devices include...

Securing the Network: What Three Key Verticals Require

Securing the Network: What Three Key Verticals Require

Perhaps the most neglected element of security is simply network and device hygiene. While new, innovative threats continue to pop up on almost daily, our latest Global Threat Landscape Report reveals that long known and yet still...

The Coming AI Wars

The Coming AI Wars

Elon Musk has stated that whatever organization manages to 'master’ AI will have access to global control. That’s not just hyperbole. Without proper safeguards in place, truly autonomous and self-learning artificial intelligence...

Seven Ways to Ensure a Data Breach Doesn’t Happen to You

Seven Ways to Ensure a Data Breach Doesn’t Happen to You

143 million. The number of US consumers potentially affected by the recently announced credit services data breach is staggering. It’s nearly half the US population. And as a credit reporting service, this data includes names,...

We Have Seen the Enemy, and It is Us

We Have Seen the Enemy, and It is Us

The job of the CSO and staff never stops. The security lifecycle requires constant attention through monitoring and analysis, responding to threats, and improving policies and protocols. Activities like patch and replace are...

2017 Predictions Mid-Year Threat Check

2017 Predictions Mid-Year Threat Check

The first half of 2017 has shown us that cyberattacks are now smarter, more automated, and more sophisticated than they’ve ever been. Fortinet’s 2017 security predictions called on companies, vendors, and all of us in the digital...

What’s Your Network’s Threat IQ? 3 Steps Toward Actionable, Real-Time Threat Intel

What’s Your Network’s Threat IQ? 3 Steps Toward Actionable, Real-Time Threat Intel

Many people will recognize the next few words as a gross understatement: The number of cyberthreats and cyberattacks targeting organizations won’t slow down anytime soon. In recent months, we’ve seen increasingly sophisticated...

Petya, Wannacry, and Mirai - Is This the New Normal?

Petya, Wannacry, and Mirai - Is This the New Normal?

This past year, cybercriminals have upped the stakes once again with the high profile, global attacks of Mirai, Wannacry, and Petya, launched one after the other. Of course, large-scale attacks aren’t new. Attacks like the...

Evolving Towards a Homogenous Society: The Risk of the New Digital Economy

Evolving Towards a Homogenous Society: The Risk of the New Digital Economy

The recent WannaCry attack was interesting for a couple of reasons. First, the speed and scale of the attack was impressive. Over the course of a couple of days, hundreds of thousands of systems were affected and...

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