Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs on the Shift to Proactive Defense

Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs is out with its latest Global Threat Landscape Report, and it tracks cyber adversaries exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic at a worldwide scale. The best response? A shift to proactive defense, says FortiGuard Labs’ Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances.

In an interview that analyzes this new report and what it means, Manky discusses:

  • How the threat landscape has shifted in 2020;
  • What the shift to proactive defense requires;
  • What cybercriminal attack methods can teach us about defense.

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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