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KuppingerCole presents Eight Fundamentals for Digital Risk Mitigation in the Age of Transformation

Wiesbaden, September 9th, 2015 – The independent Analyst Company KuppingerCole Ltd. recently published a new Advisory Note regarding the Eight Fundamentals for Digital Risk Mitigation in the Age of Transformation. The author, Martin Kuppinger, Principal Analyst and founder of KuppingerCole, writes about Digital Risk Mitigation as a key success factor in the Digital Transformation of businesses. The Digital Transformation of business is unstoppable. It affects virtually all industries. The IoT (Internet of Things) is just a part of this transformation, at the technical level....

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KuppingerCole says Using independent, external Certification for Cloud Provider Selection is a must

Wiesbaden, September 10th, 2015 – Independent Analysts Company KuppingerCole Ltd. recently published a new Executive View about using certification for Cloud Provider Selection. The document provides an overview of how certifications and attestations relating to cloud services and CSPs can be used by a cloud customer.  For the author and Senior Analyst Mike Small the important starting point is for the customer to be clear about their requirements and the division of responsibilities between themselves and the CSP.  Certifications can then be used to help the customer...

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KuppingerCole appoints two new Senior Analysts based in Asia Pacific region

Wiesbaden, August 17th, 2015 – The independent Analyst Company KuppingerCole Ltd. has announced the appointment of new Senior Analysts, both based in the Asia Pacific region and working in Advisory Services with Senior Analyst & Director of KuppingerCole (Asia Pacific) Graham Williamson. Both also will provide additional KuppingerCole research.


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KuppingerCole publishes Leadership Compass about Secure Information Sharing

Wiesbaden, July 27th, 2015 – The independent Analyst Company KuppingerCole Ltd. has released a new Leadership Compass which provides an overview and analysis of the market for Secure Information Sharing. There are multiple options for organisations with intellectual property and restricted information that must be shared between staff and business partners to adopt in order to avoid inadvertent release of restricted information to unauthorized personnel. The Leadership Compass on Secure Information Sharing will help in the selection of an optimal solution.

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KuppingerCole publishes Leadership Compass about Access Control/Access Governance for SAP environments

Wiesbaden, July 15th, 2015 – The independent Analyst Company KuppingerCole Ltd. presented a new Leadership Compass about Access Control/Access Governance for SAP environments. The report provides an overview and analysis of the market for Access Control & Access Governance Solutions for SAP environments. By adding the right Access Control components to their SAP infrastructure, organizations can significantly improve enterprise risk management and corporate compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The Leadership Compass about AccessControl/Access Governance for SAP...

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KuppingerCole publishes Leadership Compass about API Security Management

Wiesbaden, July 10th, 2015 – Today the independent Analyst Company KuppingerCole Ltd. presents a new Leadership Compass about API Security Management. The report provides an analysis of the market for API Management solutions with a strong focus on security features. Rapidly growing demand for publishing and consuming APIs, which creates new business models and communication channels, has introduced new security challenges. The Leadership Compass about API Security Management helps decision makers to find the best solution that addresses the requirements of their company, while...

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European Identity & Cloud Awards 2015

Wiesbaden, May 7th, 2015 – The European Identity & Cloud Awards 2015 were presented last night by KuppingerCole at the 9th European Identity & Cloud Conference (EIC). These awards honor outstanding projects and initiatives in Identity & Access Management (IAM), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), as well as Cloud Security.


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KuppingerCole presents 8 Fundamentals for Digital Risk Mitigation in the Age of Transformation

Wiesbaden, May 5th, 2015 – The Digital Transformation of Business is unstoppable. It affects virtually all industries. The IoT (Internet of Things) is just a part of this transformation, at the technical level. However, without changing business models, organizations will not succeed. Furthermore, connecting things with apps and services is imposing new challenges. These include product security and liability issues, but also how to appropriately deal with customer “big” data. Identity, Access, and Security become critical success factors for the Digital Transformation...

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KuppingerCole’s European Identity & Cloud Conference 2015

Wiesbaden, May 5th 2015 - KuppingerCole’s European Identity & Cloud Conference 2015, Europe’s leading event for Identity and Access Management (IAM), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), as well as Cloud Security, opened today in Munich, Germany. For the 9th time KuppingerCole has brought together 45 exhibitors and more than 600 participants including most of Europe’s and the world’s leading vendors, end users, thought leaders, visionaries and analysts.


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Comment: New Meaning of “Hacking your TV”

Wiesbaden, April 13th, 2015 – Last week the French television network TV5Monde was attacked by a group of hackers claiming to belong to Islamic State. They have disrupted broadcasts and hacked the websites and social media accounts of the French TV channel. According to Alexei Balaganski, Senior Analyst at the independent analyst company KuppingeCole, this only confirms that the struggle between hackers and corporate security teams is fundamentally asymmetrical. “Regardless of its size and budgets, no company is safe from such attacks simply because a security team has...

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KuppingerCole’s Top Cyber Threats - How to protect your Business

Wiesbaden, April 09th, 2015 – Cyber threats are leaving even large and well established businesses exposed to significant business risks, such as damage to brand and reputation, and massive financial losses and fines. KuppingerCole recently published an Advisory Note authored by Amar Singh, Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole, which discusses the most critical threats and tactical countermeasures that can help organizations understand and counter these threats.


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KuppingerCole introduces new research format tailored for executives – the Leadership Brief

Wiesbaden, 24th March 2015 – The independent Analyst Company KuppingerCole introduces a new research format that is tailored for executives. The KuppingerCole Leadership Brief provides condensed research and advice for executives and decision makers in organizations. The 2pg documents cover business challenges, and advice on how to address these, focusing on the key issues and allowing decision makers to quickly grasp both challenge and resolution.


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Comment: Mobile working is insecure – How you can change it.

Wiesbaden, March 23rd, 2015 – Last Friday the article “Spooks tell business: Consider stripping staff of smart phones to avoid cyber-attacks” was published at The Telegraph. It talks about staff being the ‘weakest link’ and raises the prospect of staff being blackmailed by spies.  The warnings were contain in the UK government’s cyber initiatives the Ten Steps to Cyber Security (Ten Steps) and their more recent Cyber Essentials .  

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Comment: EU Council promotes ignorance and backwardness in IT security in the e-government by rejecting the obligation to report for the public sector in cyber attacks

Wiesbaden, 13 March 2015  - No obligation to report for the public sector in cyber attacks. The EU Council (Council of the European Union, EU Council of Ministers) last week opposed the plan of the EU Commission that was also endorsed by the European Parliament in which the proposed directive for network and information security, including an obligation to report security-related incidents also for authorities, is anchored. This  information  was released yesterday by Statewatch, a civil rights organisation. However, operators, including those of Internet exchange...

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Comment: Facebook presence of the German Federal Government thwarts efforts to improve data protection

Wiesbaden, March 5th, 2015 – On 30 January 2015, Facebook has changed its terms of use again. Now Facebook is storing the data that users leave behind on pages outside of Facebook as well. For example, locations reveal where the user is at the moment and may be more frequently linked to targeted advertising. Almost simultaneously, the German Federal Government has opened its own Facebook profile. With messages and short films, it gives its take on things while offering citizens a platform for criticism.

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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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