Press Releases

Gemalto feels secure after attack - the rest of the world does not

Wiesbaden, February 25th, 2015 – In a press conference about the publications of last week  on a possible compromise of SIM cards from Gemalto by the theft of keys  the company has confirmed security incidents during the time frame mentioned in the original report. However, Gemalto asserts that no sensitive information has been stolen and that their other security products have not been affected. Martin Kuppinger, chief analyst and founder of KuppingerCole, attended the press conference. According to him, Gemalto is correct with their statement that there is...

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Save The Date – European Identity & Cloud Conference, 5 to 8 May 2015, Munich, Germany

Wiesbaden, February 24th, 2015 – KuppingerCole’s European Identity & Cloud Conference (EIC) takes place from 5th to 8th May in Munich, Germany and is renowned for its influence and unique combination of thought leadership, best practices, discussions, and strategic guidance on the future of security in the world of digital business. Over 600 IT professionals will assemble in Munich to be inspired by a forward-thinking, worldwide community. The European Identity & Cloud Conference brings together cloud and information security professionals and offers a discussion...

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The Great SIM Heist – Statement of KuppingerCole’s Analyst

Wiesbaden, February 20th, 2015 – Yesterday, The Intercept, the publication run by Edward Snowden’s closest collaborators, published a report describing how NSA and GCHQ hacked into the internal computer network of Gemalto, the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect cell phone communications across the globe.

Alexei Balaganski, Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole, just published a blog post regarding this “Great SIM Heist”.


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Real-time Security Intelligence surpassing SIEM and firewalls as Cyber Defense countermeasure #1

Wiesbaden, February 17th, 2015 – The KuppingerCole Digital Risk and Security Awareness Study has worked among others with the topic countermeasures against cyber-attacks. Looking at the countermeasures allows some interesting observations. While some technologies such as Identity and Access Management & Governance (IAM/IAG) are considered as key technologies, others are gaining momentum and expected to play a far bigger role within the next three years. Somewhat surprising, Mobile Security Solutions are still not widely used but expected to become more important in the near...

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Organized Crime considered being the biggest Cyber Risk

Wiesbaden, February 13th, 2015 – The recently published KuppingerCole Digital Risk and Security Awareness Survey provides a number of interesting findings around the changing perception of Cyber Risks. One area of this survey looked at the types of attackers considered being the biggest threat. The most frightening type of attacks comes from organized crime, including attacks that are associated with industrial espionage, blackmailing, and particularly a potential loss of reputation, for instance when large amounts of passwords are stolen and sold on the black market. Internal...

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Cyber Risks are recognized by C-level executives – only government agencies fall short

Wiesbaden, February 9th, 2015 – The recently published KuppingerCole Digital Risk and Security Awareness Survey provides a number of interesting findings around the changing perception of Cyber Risks. One astonishing and alerting result is the lack of C-level attention for Cyber Risks in a significant number of government agencies. While the average value of a lack of C-level attention for Information Security is at 8.2%, governments show a rate of 26.3%. This means that in more than 1 out of 4 government organizations the C-level - i.e. the leaders of the organizations –...

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Information Security Analysts KuppingerCole publish Global Digital Risk and Security Awareness Survey

Wiesbaden, February 5th, 2015 – In a global online survey, KuppingerCole has asked Information Security professionals about their current perception of Digital Risk and Security. The study shows a significant increase in awareness of both threats, i.e. the potential attacks, and risks. While some participants claim that they were able to keep their risks stable or even mitigate them by investing in countermeasures, the vast majority feels that the risk for their organizations increased over the past 12 months. The survey asked for changes in perception, most frightening types of...

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