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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

Working Securely at Home During the Pandemic

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 ,…

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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…

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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…

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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…


Recent research documents

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Managing Non-Human Identities - 80278

As digital transformation gains momentum, new types of digital identity are emerging and growing rapidly. Identity management has traditionally focused on human identities, but non-human identities are proliferating and must not be overlooked. This Leadership Brief looks the importance of…

Executive View

Executive View: Vectra Cognito - 80230

Vectra Cognito is a Network Detection and Response (NDR) platform supported by threat research and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the form machine learning (ML) and Deep Learning for analyzing enterprise network traffic on premise and in the cloud to detect and respond to malicious…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Typical Risks and Pitfalls for IGA Projects - 72580

As the number and types of digital identities proliferate in the digital era and the number of data protection regulations around the world continues to grow, the need for an effective Identity Governance & Administration (IGA) capability has never been greater. This leadership brief…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Business Continuity in the age of Cyber Attacks - 70361

Business continuity and cyber security remain largely in separate siloes. But changes in the IT and cyber threat landscapes mean there is an urgent need for organizations to alter their approach. This leadership brief identifies why there needs to be closer alignment and integration between…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: 10 Top Trends in IAM - 80335

Digital identities are at the core of Digital Transformation, Information Security and Privacy. It has never been more important for enterprises to ensure they have the capability to manage identities effectively in a rapidly changing business, regulatory and IT environment. This Leadership…


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