Security

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Optimizing your Cybersecurity Spending - 80260

Prioritizing cybersecurity portfolio expenditures can be a very complex process. At best, the investments should be as low as needed but high enough to be prepared for future attacks and data breaches. In order to invest sensibly, companies must be aware of the challenges and trends. This…

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Jan 30, 2020: Cybersecurity Trends and Challenges 2020

Digitalization evolves with the increased use of microcomputers in everyday objects like cars and smart fridges, but also in industrial applications. Therefore, communication between devices is growing accordingly. While connecting devices is supposed to make our lives easier, it poses a…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Distributed Decentralized AI: Create, Share, Scale, Monetize - 80272

Using artificial intelligence services in combination can offer heightened results, whether it be in accuracy, robustness, customization, or geographical spread. Distributed, decentralized AI is a dynamic research space that is rapidly producing enterprise solutions. However, there are a…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Emerging Technologies Fostering Digital Business Innovation: Finance Industry - 80264

The relative success of FinTechFinTechs drives the conversation surrounding finance and emerging technologies, and their products are capturing the hearts and minds of consumers. But despite the disruptive reputation of AI, blockchain, and IoT, FinTechs are not competing in a dramatically…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: AI in the Legal Industry: The Basics in a Nutshell - 80269

Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in the legal industry already range from naissent to mature. However, the legal implications of such applications and trends in global regulation should be considered when assessing the suitability of any AI application. This leadership brief offers…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Future of Identity Management - 71303

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 manage identities effectively and efficiently in a rapidly changing business, regulatory and…

Webinar

Jan 16, 2020: API Management and Security: Don’t Trade Protection for Convenience

Once a purely technical concept created to make developers’ lives easier, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have evolved into one of the foundations of modern digital business. As companies are struggling to maintain their business agility, to react to the ever-changing market…

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Regulatory Compliance a Potential Driver of Cloud Migration

Newly announced AWS offerings of Access Analyzer, Amazon Detective and AWS Nitro Enclaves discussed in my last blog post, further round out AWS’s security services and tools such as Amazon GuardDuty that continuously monitors for threats to accounts and workloads, Amazon Inspector that…

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Breaches and Regulations Drive Better Security, AWS re:Invent Shows

The high proportion of cyber attacks enabled by poor security practices has long raised questions about what it will take to bring about any significant change. Finally, however, there are indications that the threat of substantial fines for contravening the growing number of data protection…

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API Platforms as the Secure Front Door to Your Identity Fabric

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is on the cusp of a new era: that of the Identity Fabric. An Identity Fabric is a new logical infrastructure that acts as a platform to provide and orchestrate separate IAM services in a cohesive way. Identity Fabrics help the enterprise meet the current…

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The First Step to Cloud Is Not Technical – an AWS Perspective on Cloud Migration

As usual, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making a slew of announcements at its reinvent conference in Las Vegas, and as expected, the key ones related to making it easier for organizations to move workloads to the cloud, keep data secure and get more value out of their data with services…

Webinar

Jan 23, 2020: Improve Security With Critical Infrastructures Requirements

Organizations or institutions that are essential for the public are called Critical Infrastructures (KRITIS = “Kritische Infrastrukturen”). As such, they are subject to comprehensive and strict legal regimes consisting of laws and regulations.

Webcast

On the Way to Becoming a Cognitive Enterprise

The digitalization has resulted in the "digital enterprise". It aims at leveraging previously unused data and the information hidden in it for the benefit of the enterprise. The “cognitive enterprise” comes with the promise to use this information to do something productive,…

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: API Management and Security - 70311

This Leadership Compass provides an overview of the market for API management and security solutions along with recommendations and guidance for finding the products which address your requirements in the most efficient way. We examine the complexity and breadth of the challenges to…

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Security vs Convenience: In the Cloud, it’s Still Your Choice and Your Responsibility

Social logins are extremely popular. Instead of going through a process of creating a new account on another website, you just click on the “Continue with Facebook” or “Sign in with Google” button and you’re in. The website in question can automatically pull the…

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The Information Protection Life Cycle and Framework

The Information Protection Life Cycle (IPLC) and Framework describes the phases, methods, and controls associated with the protection of information. Though other IT and cybersecurity frameworks exist, none specifically focus on the protection of information across its use life. The IPLC…

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Benchmarking Cybersecurity Environments

Addressing cybersecurity within a company often occurs in response to an incident which impacts a business’ operations. A cyber incident could be a data breach or malicious disclosure of internal information to the public. Ideally a company starts thinking about cybersecurity before…

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Modern Identity Fabrics: A Cornerstone of your Digital Strategy - 80170

Digital Transformation is ubiquitous. Creating new digital business services changes the way IAM needs to be done. Instead of managing existing applications, IAM has to provide identity services that can be consumed by digital services. Focus is shifting from modern UIs for managing…

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VMware’s New Idea for Fixing Cybersecurity: Intrinsic Security

At VMworld Europe 2019, Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware said security is fundamentally broken and that the overabundance of vendors is making the problem worse. I’m not sure this is true. Gelsinger had some good lines: applications that are updated and patched on a regular basis should be…

Executive View

Executive View: IBM Cloud Pak for Security - 80172

IBM Cloud Pak for Security is an innovative solution that can run in a variety of deployment models that supports security analytics and incident response for today’s complex, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. It provides a consolidated view on security and threat information…

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Increase Accuracy in Demand Forecasting with Artificial Intelligence

Demand forecasting is one of the most crucial factors that determine the success of every business, online or offline, retail or wholesale. Being able to predict future customer behavior is essential for optimal purchase planning, supply chain management, reducing potential risks and…

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Palo Alto Networks Continues to Bet on Security-as-a-Service

The market shift to cloud-based security services was highlighted at the Ignite Europe 2019 held by Palo Alto Networks in Barcelona, where the company announced a few product enhancements in an effort to round out its offerings to meet what it expects will be growing market demand. A key…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Top 3 Initiatives to Improve CX and Customer Journeys - 80293

When it comes to digital marketing, companies of all business sectors try to constantly improve customer experience (CX) and customer journeys. In many cases, there is a single focus on technological topics, such as machine learning or conversational interfaces. But, is technology the key…

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Renovate Your IAM-House While You Continue to Live in It

Do you belong to the group of people who would like to completely retire all obsolete solutions and replace existing solutions with new ones in a Big Bang? Do you do the same with company infrastructures? Then you don't need to read any further here. Please tell us later, how things worked…

KCx Talks

Jun 09, 2020: AI and Cybersecurity in the Age of Quantum Computing

Network and discuss with an exclusive circle of participants. Enjoy an afternoon with interesting lectures together with experts from various fields. Take part in stimulating discussions and enjoy personal chats on current digitalization and identity topics in various industries.

Architecture Blueprint

Architecture Blueprint: Identity and Access Management - 72550

IAM has been one of the central security infrastructures for many years. The changing role and importance of digital identities leads to fundamental changes in IAM architectures. The challenges for a future proof IAM are complex, diverse and sometimes even conflicting. Organization demand…

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OVHCloud Bets on Shift Back to Private Cloud

There is more to the cloud than AWS, Azure, IBM and Google according to OVHCloud - the new name for OVH as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. While the big four have carved up the public cloud between them, the French cloud specialist believes that business needs are changing, which gives…

Executive View

Executive View: IBM MaaS360 with Watson - 79067

IBM MaaS360 with Watson is an AI-enabled, cloud-based Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) platform designed to enable enterprises to manage and secure smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, wearables, and the Internet of Things (IoT). With an open platform for integration with existing apps…

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Infrastructure as a Service – Global Providers - 80035

The KuppingerCole Leadership Compass provides an overview of vendors and their product or service offerings in a certain market segment.  This Leadership Compass focusses on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from Cloud Service providers (CSP) with a global presence and with a specific…

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There Is No “One Stop Shop” for API Management and Security Yet

From what used to be a purely technical concept created to make developers’ lives easier, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have evolved into one of the foundations of modern digital business. Today, APIs can be found everywhere – at homes and in mobile devices, in…

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Cyber-Attacks: Why Preparing to Fail Is the Best You Can Do

Nowadays, it seems that no month goes by without a large cyber-attack on a company becoming public. Usually, these attacks not only affect revenue of the attacked company but reputation as well. Nevertheless, this is still a completely underestimated topic in some companies. In the United…

Buyer's Compass

Buyer's Compass: Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) - 80213

Data loss via Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), Insider Threat, and other vectors remains a top concern of businesses worldwide. EDR tools are becoming more widely used to help detect and remediate these kinds of threats. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Compass will provide you with…

Webcast

Getting a Grip on Your AI: Know What It Does. Understand the Risks and Rewards. Be Compliant

The case for integrating AI into business processes is ever stronger. Now it’s time to assess realistically what it can do for you. Existing successes and failures of AI beta-phase testing show how to resist the survivorship bias when implementing your own AI programs. Clarify the…

Executive View

Executive View: Atos DirX Access - 80167

Atos DirX Access is a mature solution for Access Management, covering the full range of targets from legacy web applications to modern SaaS services. It comes with comprehensive support for modern standards, including FIDO 2.0. A specific strength is the support for specific capabilities…

Executive View

Executive View: Ping Identity Data Governance - 70295

In the increasingly data-driven world today, it is essential to protect against unauthorized data access to prevent exposure and breaches, meet consumer expectations, and comply with the growing number of privacy regulations. PingDataGovernance provides the capabilities to control how data…

Executive View

Executive View: One Identity Safeguard Suite - 80074

Privileged Access Management (PAM) has evolved into a set of crucial technologies that addresses some of the most urgent areas of cybersecurity today against a backdrop of digital transformation. One Identity Safeguard Suite is a PAM solution that uses a modular approach across password…

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Nok Nok Labs Extends FIDO-Based Authentication

Nok Nok Labs has made FIDO certified multi-factor authentication – which seeks to eliminate dependence on password-based security - available across all digital channels by adding a software development kit (SDK) for smart watches to the latest version of its digital authentication…

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AI for Governance and Governance of AI

Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic and many organizations are now starting to exploit these technologies, at the same time there are many concerns around the impact this will have on society. Governance sets the framework within which organizations conduct their business in a way that…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Hype vs. Reality in AI & ML: Where are the Concrete Business Benefits? - 80271

The conversation on artificial intelligence and machine learning is still largely driven by hype. But concrete business benefits exist for narrow AI solutions, and it is time to separate hype from reality. This leadership brief identifies the characteristics of successful AI use cases,…

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Akamai to Block Magecart-Style Attacks

Credit card data thieves, commonly known as Magecart groups, typically use JavaScript code injected into compromised third-party components of e-commerce websites to harvest data from shoppers to commit fraud. A classic example was a Magecart group’s compromise of Inbenta…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Defending Against Ransomware - 80235

Ransomware is an epidemic and continues to evolve. More than half of all companies and other organizations have been attacked with one form or ransomware or another. A multi-layered defense is the best strategy. Take steps now to reduce the likelihood of falling victim to it. Make sure you…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Penetration Testing Done Right - 70359

Penetration Testing should be a key part of any business's assurance process, providing a level on independent testing that they are not wide open to hackers or other malicious actors; however, a penetration test is not a simple “off-the-shelf” test and needs careful design and…

Webcast

KuppingerCole’s Evaluation of Leading Vendors in the Identity API Platforms Market

Many different factors are driving Digital Transformation in the market today. One factor is the change in how businesses interact with their customers. Another factor is more on the technical side that addresses the implementation of new Digital Services that have become more complex due…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Do I need Network Threat Detection & Response (NDTR)? - 80296

NTDR products/services are getting a lot of attention at conferences and in the cybersecurity press. But does your organization need it? We’ll look at what NTDR products do, reasons to consider NTDR, and some high-level evaluation criteria regarding NTDR products.

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Microsoft Partnership Enables Security at Firmware Level

Microsoft has partnered with Windows PC makers to add another level of cyber attack protection for users of Windows 10 to defend against threats targeting firmware and the operating system. The move is in response to attackers developing threats that specifically target firmware as the IT…

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Can Your Antivirus Be Too Intelligent Sometimes?

Current and future applications of artificial intelligence (or should we rather stick to a more appropriate term “Machine Learning”?) in cybersecurity have been one of the hottest discussion topics in recent years. Some experts, especially those employed by anti-malware vendors,…

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Privileged Access Management Can Take on AI-Powered Malware to Protect Identity-Based Computing

Much is written about the growth of AI in the enterprise and how, as part of digital transformation, it will enable companies to create value and innovate faster. At the same time, cybersecurity researchers are increasingly looking to AI to enhance security solutions to better protect…

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Leading IDaaS Supplier OneLogin Aiming for the Top

OneLogin is among the leading vendors in the overall, product, innovation and market leadership ratings in KuppingerCole’s latest Leadership Compass Report on IDaaS Access Management, but is aiming to move even further up the ranks. In a media and analyst briefing, OneLogin…

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As You Make Your KRITIS so You Must Audit It

Organizations of major importance to the German state whose failure or disruption would result in sustained supply shortages, significant public safety disruptions, or other dramatic consequences are categorized as critical infrastructure (KRITIS). Nine sectors and 29 industries currently…

Webinar

Dec 02, 2019: On the Way to Becoming a Cognitive Enterprise

The digitalization has resulted in the "digital enterprise". It aims at leveraging previously unused data and the information hidden in it for the benefit of the enterprise. The “cognitive enterprise” comes with the promise to use this information to do something productive, profitable and…

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Stell Dir vor, es ist KRITIS und keiner geht hin

„Kritische Infrastrukturen (KRITIS) sind Organisationen oder Einrichtungen mit wichtiger Bedeutung für das staatliche Gemeinwesen, bei deren Ausfall oder Beeinträchtigung nachhaltig wirkende Versorgungsengpässe, erhebliche Störungen der öffentlichen Sicherheit…

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AI in the Auto Industry Is About More Than Self-Driving Cars

Car buyers gathering at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month will have witnessed the usual glitz as car makers went into overdrive launching new models, including of course many new electric vehicles reflecting big change in the industry. Behind the glamour of the show, the world’s…

Executive View

Executive View: Curity Identity Server - 80159

Curity AB delivers a software-based API-driven identity server for businesses that need help connecting identity infrastructure, digital services, and cloud applications. Their solution adheres to many identity standards, to promote interoperability and to make it easier for clients to…

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Cognitive! - Entering a New Era of Business Models Between Converging Technologies and Data

Digitalization or more precisely the "digital transformation" has led us to the "digital enterprise". It strives to deliver on its promise to leverage previously unused data and the information it contains for the benefit of the enterprise and its business. And although these two terms can…

Executive View

Executive View: AWS Control Tower - 80219

Managing access to applications, systems and resources is a key task for any organization and the hybrid IT deployment model has made this even more complex.  One area of concern is managing administrative access – administration is an essential process, but the administrator…

Webinar

Nov 04, 2019: Getting a Grip on Your AI: Know What It Does. Understand the Risks and Rewards. Be Compliant

The case for integrating AI into business processes is ever stronger. Now it’s time to assess realistically what it can do for you. Existing successes and failures of AI beta-phase testing show how to resist the survivorship bias when implementing your own AI programs. Clarify the…

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HP Labs Renewed Focus on Endpoint Security Is Worth Watching

A visit to HP Labs offices in central Bristol, about 120 miles west of London, was a chance to catch up with the hardware part of the former Hewlett Packard conglomerate, which split in two four years ago. The split also meant that there are now two HP Labs, one for the HP business and the…

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Redefining the Role of the CISO – Cybersecurity and Business Continuity Management Must Become One

Cyberattack resilience requires way more than just protective and defensive security tools and training. Resilience is about being able to recover rapidly and thus must include BCM (Business Continuity Management) activities. It is time to redefine the role of CISOs. I made this point in…

Webcast

Cybersecurity Budgeting 2020: Set Your Priorities Right

For the majority of businesses, the budgeting season is about to start. Some are done, some will be later, if the fiscal year differs from the calendar year. But usually, in September and October, this process is kicked off. Cybersecurity is one of the areas where virtually every…

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Regulating AI's Limitless Potential

Regulation has the uncomfortable task of limiting untapped potential. I was surprised when I recently received the advice to think of life like a box. “The walls of this box are all the rules you should follow. But inside the box, you have perfect freedom.” Stunned as I was at…

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Meet the Next-Generation Oracle

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 has just wrapped yesterday, and if there is a single word that can describe my impressions of it, that would be “different”. Immediately noticeable was the absence of the traditional Oracle Red spilling into the streets around the Moscone Center in San…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Responding to Cyber Incidents - 80209

The overwhelming majority of organizations now depend upon online services to support their business and this exposes them to cyber security risks. While most have security protection technologies in place few have a plan for how they would respond to a cyber incident. Today, the question…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: The Future of Cryptocurrencies - 80263

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 cryptocurrencies, but also many challenges including data protection and tracking criminal…

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Need for Standards for Consumable Risk Engine Inputs

As cybercrime and concerns about cybercrime grow, tools for preventing and interdicting cybercrime, specifically for reducing online fraud, are proliferating in the marketplace. Many of these new tools bring real value, in that they do in fact make it harder for criminals to operate, and…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: PSD2: New business opportunities and risks - 80303

The Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) Regulatory Technical Specifications (RTS) take effect this autumn across the EU. The directive will provide new benefits and rights for consumers, and create new business opportunities in the financial sector. However, new opportunities also…

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What Does AI in Human Resources Mean for the Small Business?

Thanks to an incessant desire to remove repetitive tasks from our to-do lists, researchers and companies are developing AI solutions to HR – namely to streamline recruiting, improve the employee experience, and to assess performance. AI driven HR management will look different in…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Top Cyber Threats - 72574

The way software is used today has clearly shifted towards "as-a-service". Classic on-premises applications are migrating more and more into the (managed) cloud and users are using hybrid scenarios from local and cloud applications on their devices. This Leadership Brief discusses top cyber…

Webcast

How to Stop Attacker Movement in Your Network Before They Reach your “Crown Jewels”

Nearly all high-impact cyberattacks have a phase in which the attacker must conduct lateral movement from their initial landing point to their ultimate target. To do this, the attacker needs a combination of credentials and available connections between one system and another. This is the…

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The Best Security Tool Is Your Own Common Sense

Earlier this week, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (popularly known as BSI) has released their Digital Barometer 2019 (in German), a public survey of private German households that measured their opinions and experience with matters of cybersecurity. Looking at the…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: How to get a Grip on OT Cybersecurity - 72573

With the increasing demand for more connectivity, Operational Technology (OT) organizations will need to become more interconnected with IT over time. The convergence of IT and OT is inevitable, so get started now on getting a grip on your OT Cybersecurity.

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Why Modern Enterprise IAM Must Be Rearchitected: Build Your Case for Containerized IAM and IDaaS - 80044

IT paradigms are under change. Containerized solutions, building on Microservice Architectures and exposing well-defined sets of APIs, are rapidly becoming the new normal. Such architectures provide clear benefits when used for IAM, allowing customers to shift from lengthy deployments of…

Executive View

Executive View: Akamai Zero Trust Security - 80054

Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform offers a broad range of access management, threat protection, and application security services that will support you in your journey to Zero Trust, making it safe, scalable and easy to manage – delivered entirely from the cloud.

Executive View

Executive View: Uniken REL-ID Security Platform - 80045

When it comes to omni-channel and multi-device marketing and commerce, authentication is an important topic. The challenge is to achieve both security and the user experience as part of an integrated customer journey. UNIKEN REL-ID is a security platform that addresses that challenge across…

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Facebook Breach Leaves Half a Billion Users Hanging on the Line

It seems that there is simply no end to a long series of Facebook’s privacy blunders. This time, a security researcher has stumbled upon an unprotected server hosting several huge databases containing phone numbers of 419 million Facebook users from different countries. Judging by the…

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How Do You Protect Your Notebook?

The other day I found a notebook on a train. It was in a compartment on the seat of a first-class car. The compartment was empty, no more passengers to see, no luggage, nothing. And no, it wasn't a laptop or tablet, it was a *notebook*. One made of paper, very pretty, with the name of a big…

Webinar

Oct 23, 2019: KuppingerCole’s Evaluation of Leading Vendors in the Identity API Platforms Market

Many different factors are driving Digital Transformation in the market today. One factor is the change in how businesses interact with their customers. Another factor is more on the technical side that addresses the implementation of new Digital Services that have become more complex due to…

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Could Artificial Intelligence Put Lawyers Out of Business?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools are already disrupting other professions. Journalists are concerned automation being used to produce basic news and weather reports. Retail staff, financial workers and some healthcare staff are also in danger, according to US public…

Executive View

Executive View: Oracle Identity Cloud Service - 80156

Most organizations now have a hybrid IT environment with a cloud first approach to choosing new applications.  While this provides many benefits it also creates challenges around security and administration.  Managing identity and access in a consistent manner across all IT…

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Oracle Identity Cloud Service: Identity for Business Applications in the Hybrid IT - 80155

Today, most businesses are using hybrid IT, with a mix on-premises and cloud applications and services. And hybrid IT is here to stay, given that many of the legacy applications are hard and costly to migrate. Thus, Identity Services must work well for all these applications and the entire…

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Google Revelations Shatter Apple’s Reputation for Data Privacy

It’s not been a good couple of weeks for Apple. The company that likes to brand itself as superior to rivals in its approach to security has been found wanting. Early in August it was forced to admit that contractors had been listening in to conversations on its Siri network. It has…

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Identity API Platforms - 79012

Identity API Platforms expose APIs to capabilities ranging from IAM to Federation and more while supporting both the agile and DevOps paradigms that address the more complex IT environments seen today. This Leadership Compass will give you an overview and insights into the Identity API…

Executive View

Executive View: Micro Focus® Data Protector - 80193

Ensuring the continuity of IT services is an essential component of business continuity planning. Organizations typically use data protection solutions that take copies of the IT service data which can be used to restore the service when needed. Most organizations now have a hybrid IT…

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Security Vendor Imperva Reports a Breach

Imperva, a US-based cybersecurity company known for its web application security and data protection products, has disclosed a breach of their customer data. According to the announcement, a subset of the customers for its cloud-based Web Application Firewall solution (formerly known as…

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Mastercard Breach Shows Third Party Security Is Priceless

Reports of a data breach against Mastercard began surfacing in Germany early last week with Sueddeutsche Zeitung (in German) one of the first news outlets to report on the loss. As is often the case in major corporate breaches, the company was slow to react officially. On Monday it said only…

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VMware to Acquire Carbon Black and Pivotal, Aims at the Modern, Secure Cloud Vision

Last week, VMware has announced its intent to acquire Carbon Black, one of the leading providers of cloud-based endpoint security solutions. This announcement follows earlier news about acquiring Pivotal, a software development company known for its Cloud Foundry cloud application platform,…

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Identitäten richtig handhaben - damit Ihre digitale Geschäftsstrategie erfolgreich wird - 80297

Registrierung und Authentifizierung sind die ersten Schritte, die erfolgen, wenn ein Nutzer Kunde digitaler Dienstleistungen werden möchte. Funktionieren diese Schritte nicht wie vom Nutzer erwartet, leidet die Akzeptanz solcher Dienste und damit ist der Erfolg digitaler…

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Don’t Blame the Cloud for Capital One’s Troubles

After the recent Capital One breach, some commentators have suggested that cloud security is fundamentally flawed. Like many organizations today, Capital One uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to store data, and it was this that was targeted and successfully stolen. In the case of Capital One…

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Ransomware Criminals Have Raised the Stakes with Sodinokibi

A new strain of Sodinokibi ransomware is being used against companies in the United States and Europe. Already notable for a steep increase in ransoms demanded ($500,000 on average), the malware can now activate itself, bypassing the need for services users to click a phishing link for…

Boot Camp

Nov 12, 2019: Incident Response Boot Camp

Webinar

Sep 25, 2019: Cybersecurity Budgeting 2020: Set Your Priorities Right

For the majority of businesses, the budgeting season is about to start. Some are done, some will be later, if the fiscal year differs from the calendar year. But usually, in September and October, this process is kicked off.

KCx Talks

Sep 18, 2019: AI in Finance - Boosting Efficiency Through Innovation

Enjoy an evening with interesting lectures in a relaxed atmosphere together with experts from various fields. Take part in stimulating discussions and enjoy personal fireside chats on current digitalization and identity topics in various industries. Network and discuss with an exclusive…

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Account Takeovers on the Rise

Account Takeover (ATO) attacks are on the rise. The 2019 Forter Fraud Attack Index shows a 45% increase in this type of attack on consumer identities in 2018. ATOs are just what they sound like: cybercriminals gain access to accounts through various illegal means and use…

Executive View

Executive View: Symphonic – Intelligent Authorization - 80154

There are several trends that continue to make the use of identity information for access control more complex. The prevalence of smartphones as the end-user client of choice, the increasing use of API channels needing access to corporate data and the increasingly complex hybrid cloud…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: The Differences Between Endpoint Protection (EPP) and Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) - 80186

Endpoint Detection & Response products are capturing a lot of mindshare in cybersecurity. But how do they differ from the more standard Endpoint Protection products? We’ll look at key features of each type of solution below.

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Protect Your Cloud Against Hacks and Industrial Espionage - 72570

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 agencies use hacking techniques to steal data. Reduce the risk of falling victim to hackers and…

Executive View

Executive View: Radiflow SCADA Security Suite - 80053

Radiflow SCADA Security Suite is a comprehensive set of hardware products, software solutions, and managed services offering risk-based insights into ICS/SCADA networks, intelligent detection of IT and OT-related cyberthreats, as well as proactive protection against any deviations from…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Do I Need Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR)? - 80187

EDR products are getting a lot of attention at conferences and in the cybersecurity press. But does your organization need it? If so, do you have the expertise in-house to properly deploy, operate, and get value out of it? We’ll look at reasons to consider EDR or EDR as a managed…

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How to Train Your AI to Mis-Identify Dragons

This week Skylight Cyber disclosed that they were able to fool a popular “AI”-based Endpoint Protection (EPP) solution into incorrectly marking malware as safe. While trying to reverse-engineer the details of the solution's Machine Learning (ML) engine, the researchers found that…

Webcast

Privileged Access Management Needs a New Approach

As organizations accelerate their digitalization efforts to stay relevant and competitive in the marketplace, they must evaluate and embrace technologies that can not only support the enablement of their digitalization efforts but can also support the speed, scale and security required for…

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Device Authentication and Identity of Things (IDoT) for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Security has seldom been the focus of device manufacturers who have historically taken their own approach for securing the devices in the IoT. Most devices in enterprise, consumer or industrial IoT continue to be developed and designed to perform specific functions and security is often a…

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Assuming High Criticality: Resilience, Continuity and Security for Organizations and Infrastructures

Acronyms are an ever-growing species. Technologies, standards and concepts come with their share of new acronyms to know and to consider. In recent years we had to learn and understand what GDPR or PSD2 stand for. And we have learned that IT security, compliance and data protection are key…

Webcast

The Passwordless Enterprise: Building A Long-Term Zero Trust Strategy

“The password is dead.” We have heard this statement for at least a decade, yet even in 2019, data breaches based on stolen user credentials continue to dominate the headlines. Why do passwords so stubbornly refuse to die?

Executive View

Executive View: Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business - 80180

Kaspersky offers a full-featured Endpoint Security suite which includes one of the most advanced multi-mode anti-malware detection engines in the market, which is powered by their Global Research and Analysis Team (GreAT). Kaspersky’s endpoint security product covers a wide variety of…

Webcast

Security in the Age of the Hybrid Multi Cloud Environment

The way is clear for the hybrid multi-cloud environment! With an increase in cloud services, the mitigation of cyber risks within such environments becomes paramount. The value of traditional security tools for cloud applications is very limited and the misconfiguration of cloud platforms…

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: ForgeRock Identity Platform for PSD2 & API Security - 80049

The Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) promises to make the European Union (EU) cross-border transactions further transparent, faster and more secure while increasing competition and choice for consumers. To do so, Banks and other financial service providers must quickly make the…

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Database and Big Data Security - 79015

This Leadership Compass provides an overview of the market for database and big data security solutions along with guidance and recommendations for finding the sensitive data protection and governance products that best meet your requirements. We examine the broad range of technologies…

Webinar

Sep 12, 2019: How to Stop Attacker Movement in Your Network Before They Reach your “Crown Jewels”

Nearly all high-impact cyberattacks have a phase in which the attacker must conduct lateral movement from their initial landing point to their ultimate target. To do this, the attacker needs a combination of credentials and available connections between one system and another. This is the…

Webcast

The Dark Side of the API Economy

In a single decade, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have evolved from a purely technical concept into one of the foundations of modern digital business, delivering operational efficiency, scalability and profitability to companies from various industries. Nowadays, everything is…

Blog

Cybersecurity Pen-Tests: Time to Get Smart About Testing?

One of my favorite stories is of a pen-test team who were brought in and situated next door to the SOC (Security Operations Centre); and after a week on-site they were invited for a tour of the SOC where they queried a series of alarms [that they had obviously caused] only to be told…

Blog

M&A Activity in Cybersecurity and IAM

It seems almost every week in cybersecurity and IAM we read of a large company buying a smaller one. Many times, it is a big stack vendor adding something that may be missing to their catalog, or buying a regional competitor. Sometimes it’s a medium-sized technology vendor picking up a…

Blog

API Security in Microservices Architectures

Microservice-based architectures allow businesses to develop and deploy their applications in a much more flexible, scalable and convenient way – across multiple programming languages, frameworks and IT environments. Like with any other new technology that DevOps and security teams…

Webcast

Fine-Tuning ICS Threat Models to Prioritize Mitigations of the Most Vulnerable Devices

When discussing the matters of industrial cybersecurity with IT experts, lamenting the historical divide between OT and IT seems to be a popular topic: you would often hear that the OT engineers are stubbornly ignoring the latest cyberthreats and do not see security as a priority in general.

Webinar

Jul 11, 2019: The Passwordless Enterprise: Building A Long-Term Zero Trust Strategy

“The password is dead.” We have heard this statement for at least a decade, yet even in 2019, data breaches based on stolen user credentials continue to dominate the headlines. Why do passwords so stubbornly refuse to die?

Webinar

Jun 24, 2019: The Dark Side of the API Economy

In a single decade, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have evolved from a purely technical concept into one of the foundations of modern digital business, delivering operational efficiency, scalability and profitability to companies from various industries. Nowadays, everything is…

Webcast

Is Multilayered Cyber-Defense Out Already? Against Rising Breaches and Vulnerabilities, Data-Centric Security to the Rescue!

As the growing number of high-profile data breaches indicates, even the largest companies are still struggling with implementing consistent enterprise-wide information security measures. Setting up various security tools for numerous different applications, services, and heterogeneous…

Webcast

The No. 1 Rule of Secure Cloud Migration: Know Your Unstructured and Dark Data and Where It Is Located

With a huge amount of data around, cloud migration is the ideal solution today. A necessary stage in migrating data to the cloud is putting it in order. This is particularly important when it comes to unstructured, so-called dark data: files and documents that are undermanaged (excel files…

Webinar

Jul 16, 2019: Privileged Access Management Needs a New Approach

As organizations accelerate their digitalization efforts to stay relevant and competitive in the marketplace, they must evaluate and embrace technologies that can not only support the enablement of their digitalization efforts but can also support the speed, scale and security required for…

Webinar

Jul 03, 2019: Security in the Age of the Hybrid Multi Cloud Environment

The way is clear for the hybrid multi-cloud environment! With an increase in cloud services, the mitigation of cyber risks within such environments becomes paramount. The value of traditional security tools for cloud applications is very limited and the misconfiguration of cloud platforms is…

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: The Dark Side of the API Economy - 80019

Application Programming Interfaces (API) have become a crucial factor in delivering operational efficiency, scalability, and profitability for most businesses. Nowadays, everything is API-enabled: corporate data is the product and APIs are the logistics of delivering it to customers and…

Press Release

KuppingerCole Analysts AG Hosts AI Innovation Night

Wiesbaden, May 13th, 2019 – KuppingerCole Analysts AG hosts the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Night in Munich, Germany today. From 7:00 pm on, nine speakers will present various approaches to utilize AI techniques for IAM, Cybersecurity, Consumer Experience and Marketing…

Blog

Robotic Process Automation – an IAM Challenge

Don’t Run into Security Risks by Managing Robot Accounts the Wrong Way Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is one of the hot IT topics these days. By using robots that automatically perform tasks that humans executed before, companies unlock a significant potential for cost savings. AI…

Webcast

Next-Gen Identity Analytics and Access Governance Approach

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) is undoubtedly one of the most valued but complex and lengthy technology implementations. While IAM leaders are still trying to figure out the complexities of IGA, the massive cloud uptake with the advent of machine learning accelerates identity…

Buyer's Compass

Buyer’s Compass: Endpoint Protection - 80110

Malware remains a global cybersecurity threat. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Guide will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and requirements for successful deployments. This document will prepare your organization to conduct RFIs and RFPs for…

Executive View

Executive View: Darktrace Enterprise Immune System - 80003

Darktrace Enterprise Immune System is a cyber-defense platform that utilizes a self-learning AI-based technology to detect, investigate and neutralize various cyber-threats in real time, across the whole corporate IT infrastructure, including physical and virtualized environments,…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity - 70278

Artificial Intelligence remains the hottest buzzword in almost every segment of the IT industry nowadays, and not without reason. The very idea of teaching a machine to mimic the way humans think (but much, much quicker) without the need to develop millions of complex rules sounds amazing:…

Webcast

Artificial Intelligence: Disruption Ahead?

When AI comes to mind, many people, maybe in Europe a bit more than in other parts of the world, fear some kind of terrestrial robot overlords taking over control, forcing us humans to surrender and devote our freedom to their understanding of a well-organized society without all those…

Blog

Could Less Data Be More Data?

Data, a massive amount of data, seems to be the holy grail in building more sophisticated AI’s, creating human-like chatbots and selling more products. But is more data actually better? With GDPR significantly limiting the way we generate intelligence through collecting personally…

KCx Talks

Jun 12, 2019: Rise & Application of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for decades. But now, with the increasing computational power available, and with significant investments from large technology companies like Google, IBM and Amazon, and from governments like China, we are experiencing AI on its way to developing…

Webinar

May 02, 2019: Artificial Intelligence: Disruption Ahead?

When AI comes to mind, many people, maybe in Europe a bit more than in other parts of the world, fear some kind of terrestrial robot overlords taking over control, forcing us humans to surrender and devote our freedom to their understanding of a well-organized society without all those…

Blog

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity: Are We There Yet?

Artificial Intelligence (along with Machine Learning) seems to be the hottest buzzword in just about every segment of the IT industry nowadays, and not without reason. The very idea of teaching a machine to mimic the way humans think (but much, much quicker) without the need to develop…

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Smart Manufacturing: Locking the Doors You've Left Open When Connecting Your Factory Floor

Smart Manufacturing or, as the Germans tend to say, Industry 4.0, has already become a reality for virtually any business in manufacturing. However, as just recently demonstrated by the attack on Norsk Hydro, this evolution comes at a price: There are doors created and opened for attackers…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: The Limits of AI in Marketing Automation - 79007

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are megatrends in marketing analytics and automation—it's often seen as the holy grail of digital marketing, as its possibilities seem to be endless. But are they? This leadership brief discusses typical limits and risks of ML-based…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Machine Learning, Marketing, and Privacy - 80032

Artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques are becoming more and more important for marketing. ML offers new possibilities to analyze customer data, enabling individual marketing measures to be delivered. Nevertheless, privacy is often a concern when it comes to ML.…

Webinar

Jun 13, 2019: Fine-Tuning ICS Threat Models to Prioritize Mitigations of the Most Vulnerable Devices

When discussing the matters of industrial cybersecurity with IT experts, lamenting the historical divide between OT and IT seems to be a popular topic: you would often hear that the OT engineers are stubbornly ignoring the latest cyberthreats and do not see security as a priority in general.

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: AI and Machine Learning – The Basics in a Nutshell - 80033

Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more important for various applications in almost all industrial sectors. This leadership brief gives a basic overview of the main principles of artificial intelligence (AI), with a strong focus on machine learning (ML). Typical use cases are…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Marketing, IoT, and Privacy - 80034

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an IT megatrend. Apart from offering new possibilities and experiences to its users, IoT is highly interesting for marketers as it offers new ways to communicate with consumers and customers, leading to new possibilities in terms of analytics and consumer…

Executive View

Executive View: WSO2 Identity Server - 80060

Identity Management solutions need to address the growing number of identities associated with applications and endpoints, as well as the ability to integrate with the diversity of application and service APIs. WSO2 Identity Server provides a comprehensive and flexible solution for the…

Executive View

Executive View: R&S®Trusted Gate von Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity - 80036

Verlässliche Kontrolle und Monitoring sensibler Informationen, die in öffentlichen Clouds und Kollaborationstools (Microsoft® SharePoint™, Office 365™) gespeichert sind durch Virtualisierung, Verschlüsselung und Datenfragmentierung. Sichere und…

Executive View

Executive View: AWS Certificate and Key Management - 70365

A suite of fully managed encryption key and TLS certificate management services natively integrated with over 50 other AWS services to ensure data protection and regulatory compliance across the whole cloud footprints.

Webinar

May 09, 2019: Next-Gen Identity Analytics and Access Governance Approach

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) is undoubtedly one of the most valued but complex and lengthy technology implementations. While IAM leaders are still trying to figure out the complexities of IGA, the massive cloud uptake with the advent of machine learning accelerates identity…

Webinar

May 21, 2019: The No. 1 Rule of Secure Cloud Migration: Know Your Unstructured and Dark Data and Where It Is Located

With a huge amount of data around, cloud migration is the ideal solution today. A necessary stage in migrating data to the cloud is putting it in order. This is particularly important when it comes to unstructured, so-called dark data: files and documents that are undermanaged (excel files…

Executive View

Executive View: Digital Shadows SearchLight™ - 79041

Digital Risk Protection as a Service. A combination of data loss protection, the securing of brands and reputation online and the reduction of the overall attack surface by identifying weaknesses in an organization’s infrastructure.

Executive View

Executive View: Amazon GuardDuty - 80005

Amazon GuardDuty is a fully managed, simple, and affordable security monitoring and threat detection service that combines machine learning and anomaly detection to enable quick and uncomplicated identification of suspicious activities and malicious behavior across AWS cloud accounts and…

Blog

Oslo, We Have a Problem!

As you have certainly already heard, Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum manufacturers and the second biggest hydropower producer in Norway, has suffered a massive cyber attack earlier today. According to a very short statement issued by the company, the attack has…

Webinar

May 23, 2019: Is Multilayered Cyber-Defense Out Already? Against Rising Breaches and Vulnerabilities, Data-Centric Security to the Rescue!

As the growing number of high-profile data breaches indicates, even the largest companies are still struggling with implementing consistent enterprise-wide information security measures. Setting up various security tools for numerous different applications, services, and heterogeneous…

Webcast

API Security: Separating Truth from Fiction

APIs (application programming interfaces) have undergone a truly amazing transformation in recent years. From an obscure technical term only software developers were familiar with, they have developed into one of the foundations of today’s digital business. Nowadays, APIs are…

Blog

Building Trust by Design

Trust has somehow become a marketing buzzword recently. There is a lot of talks about “redefining trust”, “trust technologies” or even “trustless models” (the latter is usually applied to Blockchain, of course). To me, this has always sounded……

Blog

The Wrong Click: It Can Happen to Anyone of Us

The Wrong Click: It Can Happen to Anyone of Us

Blog

AI Myths, Reality and Challenges

The dream of being able to create systems that can simulate human thought and behaviour is not new. Now that this dream appears to be coming closer to reality there is both excitement and alarm. Famously, in 2014 Prof. Stephen Hawking told the BBC: "The development of full artificial…

Executive View

Executive View: Thales Vormetric Application Crypto Suite - 79069

Encryption, tokenization, and data masking are essential capabilities needed in today’s highly regulated environments. Protecting sensitive information requires these capabilities, beyond just network and file-level encryption. Vormetric Application Crypto Suite from Thales eSecurity…

Boot Camp

May 17, 2019: Hybrid and Secure Cloud Boot Camp

Executive View

Executive View: Veracode Application Security Platform - 79060

Veracode Application Security Platform is a cloud-based application security testing platform providing unified insights into software security risks at every stage of the development lifecycle.

Executive View

Executive View: Bromium Secure Platform 4.1 - 71309

Windows endpoint protection from risky tasks and malicious files, through browser and application isolation within one-time disposable micro-virtual machines combined with user behavior monitoring and enhanced enterprise management capabilities.

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Maturity Level Matrix for Cyber Security - 72555

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.  

Architecture Blueprint

Architecture Blueprint: Hybrid Cloud Security - 72552

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 integrate security for the Hybrid Cloud.

Executive View

Executive View: R&S®Trusted Gate by Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity - 80036

Reliable control and monitoring of sensitive information stored in public clouds and collaboration tools (SharePoint, Office 365) through virtualization, encryption and fragmentation of data while enabling the safe and convenient cooperation with protected documents. Transparent,…

Executive View

Executive View: Checkmarx Software Exposure Platform - 71512

Checkmarx Software Exposure Platform combines application security testing tools, managed services, and training in a single solution that enables developers to detect, prioritize and mitigate software-related risks at every stage of the development life cycle.    

Boot Camp

May 17, 2019: Microservice & Identity Boot Camp

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Cisco: Next-Generation Enterprise Security Delivered from the Cloud: Addressing Modern Cyber Threats with Cisco Umbrella - 80017

As businesses embrace the Digital Transformation and become increasingly cloud-native, mobile and interconnected, the corporate network perimeter is gradually disappearing, exposing users to malware, ransomware, and other cyber threats. Traditional perimeter security tools no longer provide…

Webcast

IDaaS: Your Identity Fabric. Connecting Every User to Every Service, Seamlessly

Making your service available to everyone, everywhere, without losing control. On their digital journey, businesses are constantly launching new digital services, chased by competitive and innovative pressure.

Blog

Are You Prepared for a Cyber-Incident?

According to the Ponemon Institute - cyber incidents that take over 30 days to contain cost $1m more than those contained within 30 days. However, less than 25% of organizations surveyed globally say that their organization has a coordinated incident response plan in place. In the UK, only…

Blog

Who's the Best Security Vendor of Them All?

This week I had an opportunity to visit the city of Tel Aviv, Israel to attend one of the Microsoft Ignite | The Tour events the company is organizing to bring the latest information about their new products and technologies closer to IT professionals around the world. Granted, the Tour…

Blog

Can Autonomous Improve Security Posture?

Last week I attended the Oracle Open World Europe 2019 in London. At this event Andrew Sutherland VP of technology told us that security was one of the main reasons why customers were choosing the Oracle autonomous database. This is interesting for two reasons firstly it shows that…

Conference

Nov 12 - 14, 2019: Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2019

In order to follow the footsteps of digital and technological advancements, have yourself prepared for the future and gain critical knowledge on emerging trends, KuppingerCole Analysts holds its second Cybersecurity Leadership Summit (#CSLS19) in Berlin, Germany, offering the remarkable…

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Thoughts on the Acquisition of Janrain by Akamai

2019 started off with a very noteworthy acquisition in the identity and security space: the purchase of Janrain by Akamai. Janrain is a top vendor in the Consumer Identity market, as recognized in our recent Leadership Compass: https://www.kuppingercole.com/report/lc79059. Portland,…

Blog

CCPA: GDPR as a Catalyst for Improving Data Protection Outside the EU

It wasn't too long ago that discussions and meetings on the subject of digitization and consumer identity access management (CIAM) in an international environment became more and more controversial when it came to privacy and the personal rights of customers, employees and users. Back then…

Webcast

Solving New Authentication Challenges While Finding Parity Between User Experience and Security

In an increasingly hostile world, where you don't know who to trust, companies still need to be able to deliver trusted, personalized experiences for users, without making them jump through hoops to prove who they are.

Conference

Nov 27 - 28, 2019: AImpact Summit 2019

AImpact Summit held on November 27 – 28, 2019 in Munich, offers the unique opportunity to get a deep insight on the hottest topics of Artificial Intelligence, network with like-minded people, connect with peers who recognize that now is the time for AI, meet the people changing the…

Blog

BAIT and VAIT as Levers to Improving Security and Compliance (And Your IAM)

Usually, when we talk about special compliance and legal requirements in highly regulated industries, usually one immediately thinks of companies in the financial services sector, i.e. banks and insurance companies. This is obvious and certainly correct because these companies form the…

Blog

AI in a Nutshell

What AI is and what not

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Martin Kuppinger - AI in a Nutshell

What AI is and what not

Webinar

Mar 14, 2019: API Security: Separating Truth from Fiction

APIs (application programming interfaces) have undergone a truly amazing transformation in recent years. From an obscure technical term only software developers were familiar with, they have developed into one of the foundations of today’s digital business. Nowadays, APIs are everywhere –…

Blog

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