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Dan Blum Senior Analyst

Washington D. C. / USA

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Dan Blum is an internationally-recognized expert in security, privacy, cloud computing, identity management and works as Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole. He develops Security Architects Partners’ business partnerships, creates content and leads consulting engagements. Blum provides security workshops, assessments, architectures and custom consulting services for large enterprise customers covering multiple areas of expertise. Furthermore, he assists enterprises with many areas of security architecture, policy and strategy development. Dan Blum was honored in 2011 as Golden Quill Analyst at Gartner, and as a Privacy by Design Ambassador 2013. He authored 2 books, written for numerous publications and participated in standards groups such as CSA, ISACA, OASIS and others.

 

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Executive View

Executive View: Semperis Directory Services Protector for Active Directory - 79054

Active Directory provides critical identify infrastructure for the enterprise. Semperis offers Active Directory change monitoring and forest recovery products. The Semperis DS-Protector product support change monitoring and rollback for a broad set of AD infrastructure objects.

Executive View

Executive View: Microsoft Azure Information Protection - 72540

Microsoft Azure Information Protection creates a viable user experience for data classification and labeling of Office documents and emails. It enables sensitive data discovery; integrates data protection capabilities throughout Microsoft’s Azure, Office, and Windows environments; and…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: A Practical Approach to Enterprise Security Architecture (ESA) - 70222

An enterprise security architecture (ESA) is a critical component to an enterprise architecture (EA) that describes how IT services, processes, and technologies should be protected given a customer’s unique business, security, and compliance requirements.

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Unifying RBAC and ABAC in a Dynamic Authorization Framework - 72611

Mastering authorization is critical for modern organizations  with multiple user constituencies, applications, and data types. Groups are necessary but not sufficient in complex environments. Roles are handy for adding manageability and assurance to coarse - or medium - grained …

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Rising to the Security Challenge of Heavy Cloud Adoption - 72542

Many enterprises have decided on a “cloud first” strategy, or have seen heavy cloud adoption evolve spontaneously as their business units embrace cloud for cost savings, agility or other competitive imperatives. Security teams face challenges controlling, influencing or enabling…


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