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Paul Fisher Senior 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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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…

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Moving Towards AI and IoT Solutions Beyond Machine Learning

Microsoft is currently running ads extoling the virtue of AI and IoT sensors in helping farmers produce more and better crops, with less waste and higher yields. Elsewhere in manufacturing, supply chain management is being transformed with digital maps of goods and services that reduce…

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PAM Can Reduce Risk of Compliance Failure but Is Part of a Bigger Picture

The importance of privilege accounts to digital organizations and their appeal to cyber attackers has made Privilege Access Management (PAM) an essential component of an identity and access management portfolio. Quite often, customers will see this as purely as a security investment,…

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VMware’s New Idea for Fixing Cybersecurity: Intrinsic Security

At VMworld Europe 2019, Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware said security is fundamentally broken and that the overabundance of vendors is making the problem worse. I’m not sure this is true. Gelsinger had some good lines: applications that are updated and patched on a regular basis should…

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OVHCloud Bets on Shift Back to Private Cloud

There is more to the cloud than AWS, Azure, IBM and Google according to OVHCloud - the new name for OVH as it celebrates its 20 th anniversary. While the big four have carved up the public cloud between them, the French cloud specialist believes that business needs are changing, which…

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Privileged Access Management Can Take on AI-Powered Malware to Protect Identity-Based Computing

Much is written about the growth of AI in the enterprise and how, as part of digital transformation, it will enable companies to create value and innovate faster. At the same time, cybersecurity researchers are increasingly looking to AI to enhance security solutions to better protect…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Fudo PAM by Fudo Security

Fudo Security’s PAM solution is the company’s primary product in the expanding PAM market. In the last few years PAM has evolved into a set of targeted technologies that addresses some of the most urgent areas of business security in a period of rapid technological change.…

Executive View

SecZetta Third-Party Identity Risk Solution

Managing third party identities has become an important issue for companies when they open their infrastructures to non-employees from partners and vendors. The influx of third-party identities puts an extra strain on existing IAM tools but management solutions that provide added…

Buyer's Compass

Privileged Access Management

Privileged Access Management (PAM) is one of the most important areas of risk management and security in any organization. Privileged accounts have traditionally been given to administrators to access critical data and applications. But, changing business practices, agile software…

Executive View

Executive View: ManageEngine PAM360 - 80140

In the last few years PAM has evolved into a set of targeted technologies that addresses some of the most urgent areas of business security in a period of rapid technological change. Digital transformation, Cloud, and Hybrid IT environments are putting new demands on PAM and vendors are…

Executive View

Executive View: Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager - 80142

Hitachi ID is a global IAM software provider. It offers Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager (HiPAM) as its primary offering for the PAM market, along with the complementary Identity Manager and Password Manager products. In the last few years PAM has evolved into a set of targeted…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

In an Age of Digital Transformation Managing Vendor and Partner Identity Is Critical

Organizations have been managing the identity and access of employees for many years to protect data and the overall security of the enterprise. However, the onset of digital transformation has driven a need for faster, cost-effective innovation and with it the increased utilization of…

Webcast

Remote Workforce: How to Protect Yourself From Emerging Threats?

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has served as a catalyst for digitization in many companies and led to an increase in remote work and adoption of the bring your own device (BYOD) policy. Every device and digital service that employees use is a potential gateway into company networks…

Webcast

Designing and Establishing a Mature PAM Ecosystem for Reducing Risk in Your Organisation

What makes a PAM strategy different from enterprise password management or Identity Access Management? What are the first actions you should take to protect your privileged accounts in the shortest amount of time? And, how has the definition of “PAM Basics” changed as the…

Webcast

Paul Fisher: In the Future PAM will Become Embedded in the IT Stack

Paul Fisher will expand on his analysis of how Privileged Access Management platforms will develop support for DevOps and other key users. This will mean that certain PAM functions will be embedded within the technology stack, opening up password free and secure access paths and enable…

Webcast

Interview with Dave Wishart


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