Analyst/Advisor details

Mike Small Senior Analyst

Stockport / UK

Experience:
40 years in IT industry
At KuppingerCole since 2009

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Roles & Responsibilities at KuppingerCole:

Mike Small has been a Distinguished Analyst at KuppingerCole since more than 4 years. His current focus is security and risk management in the Cloud.

Background & Education:

Mike is a member of the London Chapter of ISACA Security Advisory Group, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has a first class honours degree in engineering from Brunel University.

  

Areas of coverage:

  • Cloud Provider Selection and Assurance
  • Information Security Program Maturity Assessments
  • Information Stewardship
  • Big Data

Professional experience:

Until 2009, Mike worked for CA (now CA Technologies Inc) where he developed the identity and access management strategy for distributed systems. This strategy led to the developments and acquisitions that contributed to CA‘s IAM product line.

Recent blog posts

Blog

Cisco Future Hybrid Cloud

In early June 2021 Cisco announced its vision for the Future Cloud. This vision comprises two distinct elements – UCS, a unified hyperscale computing infrastructure and tools to provide end to end observability of hybrid cloud services . Hybrid Management Challenge As…

Blog

A Cloud for All Seasons

The Coming Storm On April 28 th , 2021 the European Data Protection Board announced that The Portuguese Data Protection Authority (CNPD) ordered INE (National Institute for Statistics) to suspend the sending of personal data from the Census 2021 to the United States. CNPD has…

Blog

Cloud Codes of Conduct Get the EU Green Light, but More Is Still Needed

Green Light On May 20 th , 2021 it was announced that the EU Cloud Code of Conduct had received official approval by the Belgian Data Protection Authority, following the positive opinion issued by the European Data Protection Board.  At the same time, the European Data…

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Business Continuity and the Cloud

On Wednesday March 10 th at 1am in the morning a fire started that destroyed a major data centre that provides cloud services from OVHcloud . Thankfully no one was injured but this should be a wake up call for cloud service users to check that they have factored the use of cloud…

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Does Microsoft Double Key Encryption Help with Schrems II?

On July 16 th , 2020 the European Court of Justice issued its decision on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-US Data Protection Shield for the transfer of personal data for commercial purposes by an economic operator established in an EU Member State to another economic…

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AWS – A new Vision for Hybrid IT?

Attending AWS re:Invent is always an exceptional experience and, despite it being virtual, this year was no different. As usual, there were the expected announcements of bigger better and faster services and components. AWS always shows a remarkable level of innovation with many more…


Recent research documents

Market Compass

Global IaaS Providers Tenant Security Controls

The KuppingerCole Market Compass reports provide an overview of vendors and their product or service offerings in a certain market segment. This Market Compass focusses on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from Cloud Service providers (CSP) with a global presence and with a specific focus…

Buyer's Compass

IaaS Tenant Security Controls

IT Organizations now commonly use multiple cloud services as well as on premises IT. This KuppingerCole Buyer's Compass focusses on the capabilities IaaS services provide to manage the common business risks such as loss of business continuity, data breaches and regulatory compliance failure…

Executive View

Oracle Cloud Guard

Poorly managed security controls within a cloud services tenant's resources are increasingly the cause of security incidents and compliance failures. CSPM (Cloud Security Posture Management) tools provide functionality to address this challenge. This report provides a review of Oracle Cloud…

Executive View

Microsoft Cloud App Security

Many organizations are using cloud services, but the use of these services is often poorly governed. Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) provide functionality to discover the use of the cloud, to control which cloud services can be accessed and to protect the data held in these services.…

Executive View

Commvault Complete™ Data Protection

Business continuity planning is essential to the digital transformation process. This requires the use of data backup products and disaster recovery services which must support today’s multi-cloud hybrid IT environment. This report describes how Commvault Complete™ Data…


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