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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


Cybersecurity: A basic business requirement

Cybersecurity is a basic and essential requirement for today’s organizations because they are increasingly reliant on IT, particularly as businesses becomes more digital, and this makes them increasingly vulnerable to disruption and consequently to direct and indirect financial and…


Network Detection and Response

Chief information Security Officers agree that their organizations are under attack from a greater volume of cyber-attacks than ever before. The almost daily reports of security breaches by cyber attackers is evidence that traditional tools and approaches to cyber security are no longer…


Access Management for DevOps

As mentioned in the previous edition of KC Navigator, with the implementation of digital transformation, organizations have seen the number of privileged users multiply, with new types of operations such as DevOps needing access to privileged accounts. DevOps support has become essential…


Privileged Access Management

Credential theft is the most popular way cyber criminals use to access corporate environments, but real power comes from compromising privileged credentials, which is why Privileged Access Management (PAM) is one of the most important areas of risk management and security for any…


Software Supply Chain Security

Recent attacks on Software Supply Chains have resulted in massive impacts on industry and institutions causing damage and loss of intellectual property on a global scale. Vendors and operators in software supply chains are attractive targets for cyber criminals as a way to infiltrate end…


Ransomware Resilience

Ransomware attacks are now inevitable, with incidents of cybercriminals encrypting critical business data and demanding payments for the key, increasing 282% in the second half of 2020 compared with the first half, and a further 14% in the first six months of 2021. In all likelihood, if…

Recent research documents

Buyer's Compass

IT Service Management

IT Service Management (ITSM) refers to comprehensive solutions that support IT management capabilities to help organizations to optimize the design, delivery, support, use and governance of IT. This KuppingerCole Buyer's Compass will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to…

Leadership Compass

IT Service Management

This report provides an overview of the market for IT Service Management (ITSM) and provides you with a compass to help you to find the solution that best meets your needs. We examine the market segment, vendor service functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to…

Executive View

Cysiv SOCaaS

Cysiv SOCaaS is a Security Operations Center (SOC) as a Service offering based on Cysiv's cloud-native, co-managed platform that is highly scalable, supports multi-tenancy, and ingests telemetry from any source that generates logs.

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 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.

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