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KuppingerCole’s Advisory Notes are short reports that present information about a specific topic, company, or product. Advisory Notes are published on a regular basis and are aimed at the management of a company. An Advisory Note gives usage recommendations and helps decision makers solve specific problems.
KRIs and KPI for Cyber Security
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KRIs and KPI for Cyber Security
This report provides selected Key Risk Indicators (KRI) for the area of Cyber security. These indicators are easy to measure and provide organizations with a quick overview of the relevant risks...
Emerging Technologies Fostering Digital Business Innovation: Finance Industry
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Emerging Technologies Fostering Digital Business Innovation: Finance Industry
The relative success of FinTech drives the conversation surrounding finance and emerging technologies, and their products are capturing the hearts and minds of consumers. But despite the disruptive...
Future of Identity Management
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Future of Identity Management
Digital identities are at the core of Digital Transformation, Information Security and Privacy, and therefore it has never been more important for enterprises to ensure they have the capability to...
Identity and Access Management
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Identity and Access Management
IAM has been one of the central security infrastructures for many years. The changing role and importance of digital identities lead to fundamental changes in IAM architectures. The challenges for...
How to Assure Cloud Services
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How to Assure Cloud Services
This report is one of a series of documents around the use of cloud services. It identifies how standards as well as, independent certifications and attestations can be used to assure the security...
Demystifying the Blockchain: What Makes a Blockchain Useful to a Firm?
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Demystifying the Blockchain: What Makes a Blockchain Useful to a Firm?
Blockchain technology – as the hype advertises – can be a value-adding solution for businesses and individuals. However, it is necessary to separate blockchain’s functionality from its fame before...
The Future of Cryptocurrencies
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The Future of Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies remain a speculative asset, but the launch of Facebook’s Libra could upset the status quo. There are many business opportunities which would stem from widespread adoption of...
Protect Your Cloud Against Hacks and Industrial Espionage
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Protect Your Cloud Against Hacks and Industrial Espionage
Hacks against on-premises and cloud infrastructure happen every day. Corporate espionage is not just the stuff of spy novels. Unethical corporate competitors and even government intelligence...
Maturity Level Matrix for Cyber Security
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Maturity Level Matrix for Cyber Security
KuppingerCole Maturity Level Matrixes for the major market segments within cyber security. These provide the foundation for rating the current state of your cyber security projects and programs.
Hybrid Cloud Security
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Hybrid Cloud Security
Organizations now commonly use multiple cloud services as well as on-premises IT. This KuppingerCole Architecture Blueprint provides a set of building blocks needed to design, implement and...
GRC Reference Architecture
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GRC Reference Architecture
GRC covers the areas of Governance, Risk and Compliance and this report refers to GRC in the context of delivering IT services to meet organizational goals. GRC is concerned with setting...
Big Data Security, Governance, Stewardship
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Big Data Security, Governance, Stewardship
An ever-increasing number of devices, sensors and people are connected to the global internet and generate data. The analysis of this data can help organizations to improve their effectiveness and...