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

Passwordless for the Masses

What an interesting coincidence: I’m writing this just after finishing a webinar where we talked about the latest trends in strong authentication and the ways to eliminate passwords within an enterprise. Well, this could not have been a better time for the latest announcement from…

Blog

API Security in Microservices Architectures

Microservice-based architectures allow businesses to develop and deploy their applications in a much more flexible, scalable and convenient way – across multiple programming languages, frameworks and IT environments. Like with any other new technology that DevOps and security teams…

Blog

Oops, Google Did It Again!

Like many people with a long career in IT, I have numerous small computer-related side duties I’m supposed to perform for my less skilled friends and relatives. Among those, I’m helping manage a G Suite account for a small business a friend of mine has. Needless to say, I was a…

Blog

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity: Are We There Yet?

Artificial Intelligence (along with Machine Learning) seems to be the hottest buzzword in just about every segment of the IT industry nowadays, and not without reason. The very idea of teaching a machine to mimic the way humans think (but much, much quicker) without the need to develop…

Blog

Oslo, We Have a Problem!

As you have certainly already heard, Norsk Hydro , one of the world’s largest aluminum manufacturers and the second biggest hydropower producer in Norway, has suffered a massive cyber attack earlier today. According to a very short statement issued by the company, the attack has…

Blog

Building Trust by Design

Trust has somehow become a marketing buzzword recently. There is a lot of talks about “redefining trust”, “trust technologies” or even “trustless models” (the latter is usually applied to Blockchain, of course). To me, this has always sounded……


Recent research documents

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…

Executive View

Executive View: Darktrace Enterprise Immune System - 80003

Darktrace Enterprise Immune System is a cyber-defense platform that utilizes a self-learning AI-based technology to detect, investigate and neutralize various cyber-threats in real time, across the whole corporate IT infrastructure, including physical and virtualized environments,…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity - 70278

Artificial Intelligence remains the hottest buzzword in almost every segment of the IT industry nowadays, and not without reason. The very idea of teaching a machine to mimic the way humans think (but much, much quicker) without the need to develop millions of complex rules sounds amazing:…


Recent webcasts

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…

Webcast

Secure Login for Highly-Regulated Hybrid Environments: Avoid Being Forced Into the Cloud

The march of the cloud is unstoppable. Eager to outsource the tedious and expensive maintenance of their IT infrastructures to a reliable 3rd party, most companies would dream of becoming cloud-native, at least in the long term. Needless to say, letting someone else run your identity…


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