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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

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…


Recent research documents

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: How to Get Rid of Passwords - Today - 80234

The IT security community has long recognized that passwords are a problem because they are easily cracked or compromised and are ultimately susceptible to human failings. This leadership brief looks how organizations can improve overall security by addressing their reliance on passwords…

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: IAM: Globalization & Large-Scale Enterprise - 80130

Identity and Access Management (IAM) has never been more important or challenging in the face of a rapidly changing business, regulatory and IT environment. This is especially true for multinational companies that must comply with an ever-increasing number of security and privacy…

Executive View

Executive View: Sophos Intercept X - 80227

Sophos Intercept X is an endpoint security solution that is powered by a deep learning neural network, anti-exploit techniques, and anti-ransomware technology to provide advanced detection for all types of threats, especially ransomware, fileless/in-memory malware and malware that exploits…

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…


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