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

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……

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…


Recent research documents

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:…

Executive View

Executive View: AWS Certificate and Key Management - 70365

A suite of fully managed encryption key and TLS certificate management services natively integrated with over 50 other AWS services to ensure data protection and regulatory compliance across the whole cloud footprints.

Executive View

Executive View: Amazon GuardDuty - 80005

Amazon GuardDuty is a fully managed, simple, and affordable security monitoring and threat detection service that combines machine learning and anomaly detection to enable quick and uncomplicated identification of suspicious activities and malicious behavior across AWS cloud accounts and…


Recent webcasts

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…

Webcast

API Security: Separating Truth from Fiction

APIs (application programming interfaces) have undergone a truly amazing transformation in recent years. From an obscure technical term only software developers were familiar with, they have developed into one of the foundations of today’s digital business. Nowadays, APIs are…

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…


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