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Warwick Ashford Senior Analyst

London / UK

Email    @Warwick_Ashford   

Warwick Ashford is a Senior Analyst who researches cybersecurity and identity-related topics, including emerging technologies and trends.

He has been writing IT news and analysis as a journalist and editor since 2003, specialising in cybersecurity and privacy since 2012.

Warwick has also worked as a freelance radio producer and broadcast journalist, writing and presenting news bulletins on national radio for the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Recent blog posts

Blog

Elements of a Disaster Operations Plan

If anyone in any organization was in any doubt about the importance of having a Disaster Operations Plan, that has surely changed since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some organizations have coped better than others, but every organization should either be working on developing a…

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The New Normal Post Covid-19

As soon as national lockdowns began to limit the spread of Covid-19 it was clear that the world would never be the same again, and last week’s Microsoft Build conference has highlighted what some of those changes will be, starting with the event itself being fully virtual for the…

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Working Securely at Home During the Pandemic

As more people are working from home than ever before, there is an increasing demand for communication services. But security needs to be a key consideration as businesses adapt to a new way of working, as my colleagues John Tolbert , Matthias Reinwarth , and Alexei Balaganski have…

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Mitigate Citrix Vulnerability in Face of PoC Exploits

Despite a Citrix warning in mid-December of a serious vulnerability in Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Citrix Gateway (formerly NetScaler and NetScaler Gateway), thousands of companies have yet to put in place the recommended mitigations . In the meantime, several…

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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…

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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…


Recent research documents

Market Compass

SOC as a Service

The KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of the product or service offerings in a certain market segment.  This Market Compass covers the Security Operations Center-as-a-Service (SOCaaS) market that has emerged and continues to develop in response to demand for security…

Executive View

BMC Helix ITSM

BMC Helix ITSM is flexible, scalable and secure IT Service Management application built on top of a no-code platform enables organizations create their own custom apps. BMC Helix ITSM can be deployed on-prem, in the cloud, and a combination of the two. It is also available as a managed service.

Executive View

Datamatics TruBot

Datamatics TruBot is a multi-skilled low-code Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution for automating high volume repetitive tasks and processes. Datamatics currently provides RPA solutions mainly to the banking, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, and logistics industries.

Advisory Note

Redefining Access Governance: A broader perspective

Traditional approaches to Access Governance are no longer fit for purpose due to the complexity of modern IT environments, increased security risk, and growing regulatory compliance requirements.  A new risk-based and policy-based approach is needed to reduce the cost, effort, and…

Executive View

Cherwell ITSM

Cherwell ITSM is a comprehensive IT Service Management application that can be installed on premise or in the cloud and is built on top of the Cherwell CORE platform – a  low-code, configuration file driven service management platform that enables rapid customization, automation,…


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