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

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…

Blog

Email Encryption Is Dead™. Or Is It?

As we all know, there is no better way for a security researcher to start a new week than to learn about another massive security vulnerability ( or two! ) that beats all previous ones and will surely ruin the IT industry forever! Even though I’m busy packing my suitcase and getting…


Recent research documents

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…

Executive View

Executive View: ObserveIT Insider Threat Management - 79038

ObserveIT Insider Threat Management is a platform that combines the functionality of traditional User Behavior Analytics (UBA) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) products in a lightweight and streamlined solution for detecting and mitigating various insider threats.

Executive View

Executive View: Delphix Dynamic Data Platform - 79010

Die Delphix Dynamic Data Platform ist eine integrierte Plattform für die Verwaltung, Absicherung und Replizierung von Daten in lokalen, cloudbasierten und Hybrid-Umgebungen. Sie kombiniert eine hochleistungsfähige Virtualisierung mit integriertem Data Masking und automatisierten…

Executive View

Executive View: Senrio Insight - 72525

Senrio Insight is an Industrial IoT cybersecurity platform utilizing passive nonintrusive network device discovery to provide visibility and analytics of industrial device behavior and rapid detection of abnormal activities.  


Recent webcasts

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…

Webcast

Buying Into Zero Trust? What You Need to Consider to Be Successful

As organizations take on the digital transformation, trends such as mobility, proliferation of SaaS applications and cloud infrastructure are driving up the number of connected entities and devices increasing the attack surface. With the spate of recent acquisitions in the market looking to…

Webcast

Making Sense of the Top 5 Latest Cybersecurity Trends

Let’s face it: 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…