COVID-19 , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Remote Workforce

Securing the New 'Branch Office'

Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs on Defending Against High-End Social Engineering
Securing the New 'Branch Office'
Derek Manky, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs

The "remote workforce" of 2020 is gone. Now we're talking about the new, permanent "branch office" - and it comes with its own unique set of cybersecurity concerns, says Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs. He discusses new social engineering trends and how to respond.

"This is a large, distributed enterprise with branch offices, and it's here to stay," says Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances at Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs. "We need to get [cybersecurity] right."

In an interview with Information Security Media Group, Manky discusses:

  • Latest research into threat trends;
  • The latest, high-end forms of social engineering;
  • How to best defend the new branch offices.

Manky 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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