Lead Analyst

Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher is a Senior Analyst who researches primarily on cybersecurity and identity and access management (IAM). He also studies trends in AI, IoT and data governance for different industry sectors including automotive. Paul is responsible for managing relevant quantitative research at KuppingerCole.

He has been an IT journalist and analyst since 1991. In that time, he served as editor in chief of several major IT and business titles in the UK. Paul has worked as a communications consultant with IBM, HP Enterprise Security Services, Sky UK and other leading companies on data security and IT projects.

Latest publications

Webinar Recording
The Rise of Identity as a Service (IDaaS) as the Cornerstone of Modern Cybersecurity
February 23, 2024
While organizations can tackle these challenges separately, they can save resources by opting for an Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution, which gives them everything they need for robust identity management and authentication processes in one solution. Join us as we dive into the nuanced…
Leadership Compass
Data Governance
February 21, 2024
This KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on Data Governance covers platforms that assist organizations in managing data so that it meets stringent compliance regulations in different markets and catalogues data for greater business value. Data Governance Tools are a relatively new addition to…
Webinar Recording
Mastering Global IAM for Cybersecurity Excellence: From Zero Trust Principles to Identity Threat Detection & Response (ITDR)
December 08, 2023
Join this webinar to learn more about Complex Digital Transformations: As organizations transition to digital platforms and embrace cloud technologies, the webinar will provide insights into how to navigate the complexities of identity management for a safer and more efficient digital…
Webinar Recording
Navigating the Access Control Maze
December 06, 2023
This KuppingerCole webinar offers a comprehensive exploration of access control challenges, the limitations of traditional RBAC and PBAC, some innovative policy-driven solutions, a demonstration of policy-driven RBAC in MidPoint, and actionable insights for enhancing access control…
Event Recording
Panel | Improving the Security Posture with Cloud Solutions
November 16, 2023
Event Recording
Chain of Confidence: Ensuring Trustworthiness in Software Supply Chains
November 16, 2023
Paul Fisher delves into the multifaceted approach required to foster trustworthiness within complex software supply chains. This discussion begins by delineating the critical components of software supply chains and the potential risks associated with each link—from development and…
Event Recording
Building an AI skills Workforce
November 15, 2023
In this presentation Paul Fisher connects the dots between Henry Ford, Stanley Kubrick and AI. He explains how AI is useless without good data and good data for cybersecurity can only be prepared with expert human help. The end is not nigh, instead the AI tools now coming will make our jobs…
Leadership Compass
Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM)
November 08, 2023
This Leadership Compass provides an overview and insights into the Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) market, with the aim of helping your organization find the right products and technologies for a successful CIEM deployment.
How Useful is Cybersecurity Awareness Training Really? - Cybersecurity Fact or Fiction Part 2
October 31, 2023
In part two of "Cybersecurity Fact or Fiction," our esteemed analysts, Matthias Reinwarth, Alexei Balaganski, Marina Iantorno, and Paul Fisher, continue their thrilling quest to distinguish between cybersecurity myths and realities. As they delve into more questions and statements, the…
Are Boomers Most Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks? - Cybersecurity Fact or Fiction Part 1
October 25, 2023
To commemorate Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023, Matthias Reinwarth, Alexei Balaganski, Marina Iantorno, and Paul Fisher came together to play "Cybersecurity Fact or Fiction". This captivating two-part endeavor serves as a valuable opportunity for individuals to refresh their…
Executive View
ARCON Security Compliance Management
October 02, 2023
This KuppingerCole Executive View Report looks at some of the options available to IT leaders and security strategists to manage security compliance across their IT estate. A technical review of ARCON’s Security Compliance Management platform is included.
A Secure Supply Chain is Impossible. Here is why.
September 19, 2023
Type an email address into DeHashed or similar and there is a pretty good chance it will appear as one of millions scraped or exposed on the Internet every single day. That email is an identity. Guess the password attached to this identity (not hard given how weak most passwords are.…
Webinar Recording
Perfecting Privileged Access Management (PAM)
September 15, 2023
Join security experts from KuppingerCole Analysts and Keeper Security as they look at user-friendly ways of increasing visibility, security, and control over employee passwords, credentials, and secrets. They will also discuss Privileged Account and Session Management (PASM), Secrets…
The Evolution of PAM: Why We'll Have to Rethink Access Management
August 24, 2023
Dive into the world of Privileged Access Management (PAM) and its significance in today's rapidly evolving security landscape with Lead Analyst Paul Fisher and Saviynt's Chris Owen. They explore the challenges organizations face, customer expectations, and the need to reset aspirational…
Executive View
SailPoint Non-Employee Risk Management
August 16, 2023
This KuppingerCole Executive View looks at some of the options available to IT leaders and senior security strategists to manage non-employee and other third-party identities. A technical review of SailPoint’s Non-Employee Risk Management solution is included.
Multi-Organization Access Governance
July 17, 2023
This KuppingerCole Whitepaper explores identity access across multi-organizations and parts of their supply chains, from a single point. By using such, organizations can streamline access and collaboration across their supply chains and third-party users, simplifying administration with…
Executive View
June 27, 2023
This Executive View report examines cloud entitlement management challenges companies face. It also provides a concise analysis of the Britive platform that enables cloud-first security best practices such as multi-cloud Just-in-Time (JIT) permissioning, cloud secrets governance, and…
Event Recording
Market Overview: Privileged Access Management Solutions & the Pamocracy
May 11, 2023
In this session, KuppingerCole´s Paul Fisher will give an overview of the market for Privilege Access Management (PAM) platforms and provide a compass to help buyers find the product that best meets their needs. KuppingerCole examines the market segment, vendor capabilities, relative…
Webinar Recording
Phishing-Resistant MFA: The Next Evolution for Strong Authentication
April 26, 2023
Join cybersecurity experts at KuppingerCole Analysts and workforce authentication firm Secret Double Octopus as they discuss the ways cyber-attackers are getting around MFA systems. They will also look at how organizations can better deploy MFA and go one step beyond to deliver strong…
Executive View
Devolutions Server and Remote Desktop Manager
April 24, 2023
CISOs must provide secure, rapid access to on-premises, IaaS and SaaS computing environments. It requires a rethink on traditional approaches to authentication, including to privileged resources. This report looks at the PAM challenges companies face with many thousands of active machine and…
Webinar Recording
Welcome to the Pamocracy!
April 19, 2023
In this webinar Lead Analyst and PAM specialist Paul Fisher will guide you through how this shift has happened, what it means for you organization, and how you can benefit from the Pamocracy. He will also explain how Privileged Access Management vendors and cloud providers have adapted to…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #168: Trends and Predictions for 2023 - Next-Generation PAM
April 10, 2023
In this episode, Matthias is joined by Paul Fisher to delve deeper into the sub-series on Trends and Predictions for 2023 and beyond. The world is constantly evolving and a lot has changed and is still changing in the PAM market, which is expanding and undergoing significant transformation.…
Securing Non-Human Identities
April 04, 2023
This KuppingerCole Whitepaper looks at issues IT managers and security strategists face trying to manage identity and access in complex multi-cloud IT infrastructures. It focuses on the challenges of managing non-human identities. There is also an overview of Microsoft Entra Workload…
A New Pamocracy is Growing Inside Your Organization
March 23, 2023
A New Pamocracy is Growing Inside Your Organization When you were not looking, the number of privileged identities you manage went from thousands to millions OK everybody is doing it right now, so I asked the analyst’s new best friend, Chat GPT , to define Privileged…