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Paul Fisher Lead Analyst

London / United Kingdom

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Paul Fisher is a Senior Analyst who researches primarily on cybersecurity and identity and access management (IAM). He also studies trends in AI, IoT and data governance for different industry sectors including automotive. Paul is responsible for managing relevant quantitative research at KuppingerCole.

He has been an IT journalist and analyst since 1991. In that time, he served as editor in chief of several major IT and business titles in the UK.

Paul has worked as a communications consultant with IBM, HP Enterprise Security Services, Sky UK and other leading companies on data security and IT projects.

Recent blog posts

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Stop attackers enjoying a pick ‘n’ mix attack surface

We know that the way forward for business IT is to use multi-hybrid architectures for long term agility of operations. Such architectures will include multiple clouds for new services, on-prem stacks, edge devices, OT integration and much more. But while the need for multi-hybrid is clear,…

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Complex Modern Business Needs Trusted IT Partners to Be Secure

In today’s business environment, companies have three major challenges – making a profit, finding great people, and staying ahead of the competition. That’s quite enough, but they also have major operational challenges with IT, cyber security, and compliance. For example,…

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Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Play is Good News for Customers in Fight Against Ransomware

This week, Microsoft made official its agreement to acquire Threat Intelligence vendor RiskIQ in a deal rumoured to be worth around $500m. It is not an unusual event; Microsoft has absorbed five businesses already in 2021, and usually it is to acquire a discrete technology it deems useful…

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PAM Is Changing and You Need to Know Why

What is left to say about PAM that has not already been said? Well in my opinion, quite a lot – as I hope you find out when you join me at the forthcoming KCLive Event, Operationalizing Privileged Access Management. I talk to PAM vendors all the time and I believe it is a truly…

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Time CISOs Stopped Trying to Speak to the Board?

I have been covering cybersecurity issues, first as a journalist then as an analyst, since 2006. In that 15 years I have heard the mantra that security is a boardroom issue hundreds of times. The subject has filled countless conference talks and media articles. It appears that the…

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AI and Healthcare

AI's role in reducing the impact of future pandemics As the coronavirus spreads fear and panic across the world, it’s perhaps timely to take a step back and consider the future of healthcare and how AI will help. But first let’s consider that the coverage and spread of the…


Recent videos

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Analyst Chat #109: From IT GRC to Integrated Risk Management Platforms

The three biggest threats to business resilience are IT Risk, Compliance Risk, and Vendor Risk. Integrated Risk Management Platforms address these risks. KuppingerCole's Lead Analyst Paul Fisher has analyzed this market segment recently and he joins Matthias to talk about recent…

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Identity & Access Management Predictions 2022

Increased remote working, a dramatically increased digital customer interaction landscape, the hyperconnected industry 4.0 enterprise, an increasingly complex multi-cloud multi-hybrid infrastructure - much of what we based our past strategic assumptions on has developed faster and with a…

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Prediction #1 - Passwordless Authentication: Killing the Undead will become Mainstream in 2022

The increased importance of a frictionless user experience as a digital business success factor on the one side, and a big wave of ransomware and similar attacks with user credentials as a main entry point are forcing us to rethink authentication and finally get rid of the password.…

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Prediction #2 - The Convergence of IAM and how to Manage Complexity in a Multi Cloud, Multi Hybrid, Multi Identity World

It is the same set of drivers – first and foremost remote workforce requirements and seamless customer interaction, that make our infrastructure and service even more complex as they used to be, with multiple public and private clouds, on-site IT, all of them with identity silos. In…

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Prediction #3 - Identity Proofing & Fraud Reduction Everywhere

The pandemic has dramatically accelerated the shift to online transactions in most industries, with the financial industry as an example for a heavily regulated sector being in the forefront of a movement to establish a global standard that leverages the assurance level of online identity…