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Warwick Ashford Senior Analyst

London / UK

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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

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…

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Authentication and Education High on CISO Agenda

Multifactor authentication and end-user education emerged as the most common themes at a CISO forum with analysts held under Chatham House Rules in London. Chief information security officers across a wide range of industry sectors agree on the importance of multifactor authentication…


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Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Robotic Process Automation - 80333

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a type of automation technology with the potential to transform the way businesses operate by automating manual tasks within business processes by implementing (software) “robots” to perform these tasks instead of humans. This leadership brief…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Radically Lean: NoOps and Serverless Computing - 80305

Computing is continually getting leaner and becoming more like a utility as it moves increasingly further away from on-premise physical hardware by abstracting IT environments away from the underlying infrastructure. This trend towards NoOps computing that eliminates the need for…

Executive View

Executive View: Informatica Data Privacy Management - 80276

Informatica Data Privacy Management is an AI-enhanced unified data security platform for identifying, analyzing, quantifying and mitigating risk related to sensitive data to enable businesses to get the most out of company data and digital transformation processes without exposing the…

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…

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…


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