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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

Blog

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…

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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,…


Recent research documents

Whitepaper

PAM for Managed Service Providers as an Added Value and Security Option

Privileged Access Management (PAM) is an essential component in protecting organizations against cyber-attacks, ransomware, malware, phishing, and data leaks. No longer a tool for protecting admin accounts only; privilege management now extends across the entire organization, from…

Whitepaper

The future of IAM lies in the cloud and as a service

IAM software and tools have traditionally been installed and run on-premises by the organization itself. In recent years, the growth in identities operating across cloud and digital services has seen vendors offering IAM solutions as a service to assist with this growing complexity and…

Market Compass

Data Governance Platforms

The KuppingerCole Market Compass Data Governance covers platforms that assist organizations in managing data so that it meets stringent compliance regulations in different markets and catalogues data for greater business value. Data Governance Tools are a relatively new addition to the…

Executive View

WALLIX Bastion

WALLIX Bastion is a PAM solution that offers the fundamentals of session management, password management and access management as well as more advanced features such as PEDM and privileged management for machines and applications. The product also provides detailed session recording,…

Leadership Compass

Privileged Access Management for DevOps

Privileged Access Management (PAM) is an important area of access risk management and identity security in any organization. Privileged accounts have traditionally been given to administrators to access critical data and applications. But, changing business practices, hybrid IT, cloud and…


Recent videos

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Analyst Chat #87: Data Governance Platforms

Paul Fisher has researched the topic of Data Governance Platforms extensively, and he published a Market Compass on this topic at KuppingerCole Analysts just a few weeks ago. In the current episode of Analyst Chat, he explains this market segment to Matthias and provides insight into…

Video

The IAM Cloud Journey

In the digital era, IT is increasingly being provided and consumed as cloud-based services, including Identity and Access Management (IAM). As more workloads and IT services move to the cloud, it makes sense to move IAM to the cloud as well. The most common path is to opt for an Identity as…

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A Fresh Look at the Business Value of PAM in the Work-From-Anywhere World

As businesses continue their digital transformation journey, managing privileged users has taken on a new and greater importance. Privileged Access Management (PAM) has never been more important, with increased remote working and employees increasingly getting privileged access to data and…

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Analyst Chat #74: The Influence of PAM on WfH, and its Influence on PAM

Building on the first three podcast episodes of this series with Annie and Shikha, Paul Fisher and Matthias turn their attention to the Privileged Access Management aspect in the context of WfH and its Cybersecurity Threat Landscape. They look at the role PAM plays in the particular WfH…

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Paul Fisher: Privileged Access Management in a Changing World

In this keynote address, Senior KuppingerCole Analyst Paul Fisher will explain how PAM will further develop to become a central component of modern IT infrastructures and enable frictionless but secure access to data and services. Included in this talk: Changes in the PAM…