Analyst details

Alexei Balaganski Lead Analyst

Duisburg / Germany

Experience:
20 years in IT industry
At KuppingerCole since 2007

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Roles & Responsibilities at KuppingerCole:

Alexei is an analyst with specific focus on cybersecurity. His deep technical understanding allows him to support customers even with complex architectural and security challenges. Previously he has served as KuppingerCole's CTO.

Background & Education:

Master degree in Mathematics and Computer science from Novosibirsk State Technical University.

   

Areas of coverage:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Authentication
  • Privilege Management

Professional experience:

After graduating with an MSc degree in Mathematics and Computer science he has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years. His experience includes software development, network administration and information security. Before joining KuppingerCole in 2007, he has taken part in multiple IT projects including e-commerce, high-load and cloud applications.

Recent blog posts

Blog

Do You Need a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer?

Well, if you ask me, the short answer is – why not? After all, companies around the world have a long history of employing people with weird titles ranging from “Chief Happiness Officer” to “Galactic Viceroy of Research Excellence”. A more reasonable response,…

Blog

Meet the Next-Generation Oracle

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 has just wrapped yesterday, and if there is a single word that can describe my impressions of it, that would be “different”. Immediately noticeable was the absence of the traditional Oracle Red spilling into the streets around the Moscone Center in San…

Blog

The Best Security Tool Is Your Own Common Sense

Earlier this week, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (popularly known as BSI) has released their Digital Barometer 2019 (in German), a public survey of private German households that measured their opinions and experience with matters of cybersecurity. Looking at the…

Blog

Facebook Breach Leaves Half a Billion Users Hanging on the Line

It seems that there is simply no end to a long series of Facebook’s privacy blunders. This time, a security researcher has stumbled upon an unprotected server hosting several huge databases containing phone numbers of 419 million Facebook users from different countries. Judging by the…

Blog

Security Vendor Imperva Reports a Breach

Imperva , a US-based cybersecurity company known for its web application security and data protection products, has disclosed a breach of their customer data. According to the announcement , a subset of the customers for its cloud-based Web Application Firewall solution (formerly known as…

Blog

VMware to Acquire Carbon Black and Pivotal, Aims at the Modern, Secure Cloud Vision

Last week, VMware has announced its intent to acquire Carbon Black, one of the leading providers of cloud-based endpoint security solutions. This announcement follows earlier news about acquiring Pivotal , a software development company known for its Cloud Foundry cloud application…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Executive View: Oracle Data Safe - 80076

Oracle Data Safe is a cloud-based service that improves Oracle database security by identifying risky configuration, users and sensitive data, which allows customers to closely monitor user activities and ensure data protection and compliance for their cloud databases.

Executive View

Executive View: Akamai Zero Trust Security - 80054

Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform offers a broad range of access management, threat protection, and application security services that will support you in your journey to Zero Trust, making it safe, scalable and easy to manage – delivered entirely from the cloud.

Executive View

Executive View: Radiflow SCADA Security Suite - 80053

Radiflow SCADA Security Suite is a comprehensive set of hardware products, software solutions, and managed services offering risk-based insights into ICS/SCADA networks, intelligent detection of IT and OT-related cyberthreats, as well as proactive protection against any deviations from…

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Database and Big Data Security - 79015

This Leadership Compass provides an overview of the market for database and big data security solutions along with guidance and recommendations for finding the sensitive data protection and governance products that best meet your requirements. We examine the broad range of technologies…

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: The Dark Side of the API Economy - 80019

Application Programming Interfaces (API) have become a crucial factor in delivering operational efficiency, scalability, and profitability for most businesses. Nowadays, everything is API-enabled: corporate data is the product and APIs are the logistics of delivering it to customers and…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

How to Stop Attacker Movement in Your Network Before They Reach your “Crown Jewels”

Nearly all high-impact cyberattacks have a phase in which the attacker must conduct lateral movement from their initial landing point to their ultimate target. To do this, the attacker needs a combination of credentials and available connections between one system and another. This is the…

Webcast

The Passwordless Enterprise: Building A Long-Term Zero Trust Strategy

“The password is dead.” We have heard this statement for at least a decade, yet even in 2019, data breaches based on stolen user credentials continue to dominate the headlines. Why do passwords so stubbornly refuse to die?

Webcast

The Dark Side of the API Economy

In a single decade, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have evolved from a purely technical concept into one of the foundations of modern digital business, delivering operational efficiency, scalability and profitability to companies from various industries. Nowadays, everything is…

Webcast

Fine-Tuning ICS Threat Models to Prioritize Mitigations of the Most Vulnerable Devices

When discussing the matters of industrial cybersecurity with IT experts, lamenting the historical divide between OT and IT seems to be a popular topic: you would often hear that the OT engineers are stubbornly ignoring the latest cyberthreats and do not see security as a priority in general.

Webcast

Is Multilayered Cyber-Defense Out Already? Against Rising Breaches and Vulnerabilities, Data-Centric Security to the Rescue!

As the growing number of high-profile data breaches indicates, even the largest companies are still struggling with implementing consistent enterprise-wide information security measures. Setting up various security tools for numerous different applications, services, and heterogeneous…


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