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Alexei Balaganski Lead Analyst

Duisburg / Germany

Experience:
Over 20 years in IT industry
At KuppingerCole since 2007

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Alexei is an analyst with specific focus on cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence. At KuppingerCole, he covers a broad range of security-related topics: from database, application and API security to information protection, cryptography and AI-based security automation. His deep technical understanding of modern technologies and solutions allows him to support customers even with the most complex architectural challenges. 

After graduating with a Master's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Novosibirsk State Technical University, Alexei has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. His past experience includes software development, network administration and information security. For years, he had served as KuppingerCole's CTO.

Recent blog posts

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Ransomware During the Pandemic Crisis

It is really astonishing how quickly the word “pandemic” has evolved from a subject of obscure computer games to the center of everyone’s daily conversations… However, when discussing the latest news about the coronavirus outbreak, one should not forget another…

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The DON’Ts of IT in the Times of Crisis

Truly we are living in interesting times (incidentally, this expression, commonly known as “the Chinese curse”, has nothing to do with China ). Just a couple of weeks ago the world was watching China fighting the coronavirus outbreak as something that surely can never…

Blog

Will 2020 Be the Year of Oracle Cloud?

Recently I had an opportunity to attend the Next Generation Cloud Summit, an event organized by Oracle in Seattle, WA for industry analysts to learn about the latest developments in Oracle Cloud strategy. This was the first Oracle’s analyst summit in Seattle and coincidentally my…

Blog

The Next Best Thing After "Secure by Design"

There is an old saying that goes like this: “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink”. Nothing personal against anyone in particular, but it seems to me that it perfectly represents the current state of cybersecurity across almost any industry. Although…

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Security vs Convenience: In the Cloud, it’s Still Your Choice and Your Responsibility

Social logins are extremely popular. Instead of going through a process of creating a new account on another website, you just click on the “Continue with Facebook” or “Sign in with Google” button and you’re in. The website in question can automatically pull…

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Increase Accuracy in Demand Forecasting with Artificial Intelligence

Demand forecasting is one of the most crucial factors that determine the success of every business, online or offline, retail or wholesale. Being able to predict future customer behavior is essential for optimal purchase planning, supply chain management, reducing potential risks and…


Recent research documents

Buyer's Compass

Buyer's Compass: API Management and Security - 80215

The complexity and breadth of the challenges to discover, monitor and secure all APIs within your enterprise can be daunting. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Compass will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and requirements for implementing consistent…

Executive View

Executive View: Exabeam Security Management Platform - 80001

Exabeam is a highly modular platform for collecting, storing, managing and correlating security events across multiple IT systems, both on-premises and in the cloud, with integrated orchestration and automation capabilities to improve analysts’ productivity. It can augment an existing…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Find Your Route from SIEM to SIP and SOAR - 80008

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platforms have been a key part of many enterprises’ cybersecurity infrastructures for over a decade. However, facing the growing number and sophistication of cyber threats, even the largest security operations centers built around them…

Executive View

Executive View: PlainID Policy Manager - 80315

PlainID Policy Manager aims to be the single source of truth for all entitlements, coarse- or fine-grained in your enterprise, controlling secure access  across  all identities, systems, and applications with the help of centrally managed business-focused policies.

Executive View

Executive View: Cleafy Advanced Threat Detection & Protection - 80309

Cleafy is a real-time clientless application risk assessment, threat detection and prevention platform for online services in highly regulated industries. Providing protection against advanced targeted attacks for unmanaged endpoints, it can prevent payment fraud, transaction tampering,…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Holen Sie sich das SIEM, das Sie schon immer wollten: intelligent, automatisiert, mit unbegrenzter Kapazität

Vor 15 Jahren wurden Security-Information-and-Event-Management-Produkte (SIEM) als die ultimative Lösung für alle Sicherheitsprobleme in Unternehmen gefeiert, und das nicht ohne Grund: Schließlich ist die zentrale Erfassung und Verwaltung sicherheitsrelevanter Daten…

Webcast

API Management and Security: Don’t Trade Protection for Convenience

Once a purely technical concept created to make developers’ lives easier, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have evolved into one of the foundations of modern digital business. As companies are struggling to maintain their business agility, to react to the ever-changing market…

Webcast

Alexei Balaganski - AI in Cybersecurity: Between Hype and Reality

Artificial Intelligence is surely one of the hottest topics in nearly every industry nowadays, and not without reason. Some of its practical applications have already become an integral part of our daily lives – both at home and in offices; others, like driverless cars, are expected…

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?


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