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

Who's the Best Security Vendor of Them All?

This week I had an opportunity to visit the city of Tel Aviv, Israel to attend one of the Microsoft Ignite | The Tour events the company is organizing to bring the latest information about their new products and technologies closer to IT professionals around the world. Granted, the…

Blog

AWS re:Invent Impressions

This year’s flagship conference for AWS – the re:Invent 2018 in Las Vegas – has just officially wrapped. Continuing the tradition, it has been bigger than ever – with more than 50 thousand attendees, over 2000 sessions, workshops, hackathons, certification courses, a…

Blog

Impressions from the Oracle OpenWorld

Recently I was in San Francisco again, attending the Oracle OpenWorld for the second time. Just like last year , I cannot but commend the organizers for making the event even bigger, more informative and more convenient to attend – by all means not a small feat when you consider…

Blog

Making Sense of the Top Cybersecurity Trends

With each passing year, the CISO’s job is not becoming any easier. As companies continue embracing the Digital Transformation, the growing complexity and openness of their IT infrastructures mean that the attack surface for hackers and malicious insiders is increasing as well.…

Blog

Future-Proofing Your Cybersecurity Strategy

It’s May 25 today, and the world hasn’t ended. Looking back at the last several weeks before the GDPR deadline, I have an oddly familiar feeling. It seems that many companies have treated it as another “Year 2000 disaster” - a largely imaginary but highly publicized…

Blog

How (Not) to Achieve Instant GDPR Compliance

With mere days left till the dreaded General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, many companies, especially those not based in the EU, still haven’t quite figured out how to deal with it. As we mentioned countless times earlier, the upcoming GDPR will profoundly change the…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Executive View: Checkmarx Software Exposure Platform - 71512

Checkmarx Software Exposure Platform combines application security testing tools, managed services, and training in a single solution that enables developers to detect, prioritize and mitigate software-related risks at every stage of the development life cycle.    

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Next-Generation Enterprise Security Delivered from the Cloud: Addressing Modern Cyber Threats with Cisco Umbrella - 80017

As businesses embrace the Digital Transformation and become increasingly cloud-native, mobile and interconnected, the corporate network perimeter is gradually disappearing, exposing users to malware, ransomware, and other cyber threats. Traditional perimeter security tools no longer provide…

Executive View

Executive View: comforte AG SecurDPS Enterprise - 80007

comforte AG SecurDPS Enterprise is a highly scalable data protection platform that combines stateless tokenization technology and hardened fault-tolerant architecture to ensure security and compliance of sensitive data in mission-critical business applications.

Executive View

Executive View: Securonix Cloud SIEM and UEBA - 79035

Securonix Cloud is a next-generation security intelligence platform that provides comprehensive security information and event management, as well as user and entity behavior analytics offered as a fully managed Security Operations Platform in the cloud.

Executive View

Executive View: Zscaler Security-as-a-Service Platform - 72505

Zscaler is the world’s largest multi-tenant distributed cloud security platform that delivers a broad range of services without any on-premises hardware or software agents, including cybersecurity, network transformation, public cloud connectivity, and secure access to on-premises and…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Alexei Balaganski - The Sorry State of Consumer IoT Security and How Can We Possibly Fix it

The Internet of Things has already become an integral part of our daily lives, whether we like it or not. In the office, at home, and even in the street, we are surrounded by a multitude of smart devices ranging from smart TVs and fridges to network routers, voice assistants and parking…

Webcast

Alexei Balaganski - Containers, Microservices, APIs: The Latest DevOps Security Trends

To stay competitive during the times of digital transformation, when business models and technology landscapes change daily, enterprises must reinvent many of their business processes to achieve new levels of agility and flexibility, and nowhere else this is more evident than in software…

Webcast

Five Steps to Building an Effective Insider Threat Program

The greatest cybersecurity threat an organization faces is no longer the malicious outsider hacking from beyond network firewalls. It is the insiders - the contractors, third-party vendors, and even your own privileged employees who already have full access to your company's systems and…

Webcast

Modern Endpoint Protection – Automating Prevention, Detection, and Response

“Antivirus is dead!” - we’ve heard talks like this for years. Some experts would point out that traditional signature-based products cannot detect zero-day attacks or sophisticated advanced threats. Others would even recommend getting rid of any 3rd party antimalware…

Webcast

Security vs. Innovation: Why Not Choose Both?

In a world where businesses compete and succeed on the basis of application-driven innovation, enterprises are challenged to deliver software to market faster than ever before. Simultaneously, they're grappling with insider and outsider cybersecurity threats, as well as stringent data…


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