Analyst 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

IBM Acquires Red Hat: The AI potential

On October 28 th IBM announced its intention to acquire Red Hat . At $34 Billion, this is the largest software acquisition ever.  So why would IBM pay such a large amount of money for an Open Source software company? I believe that this acquisition needs to be seen beyond looking…

Blog

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Famously, in 2014 Prof. Stephen Hawking told the BBC: "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race." The ethical questions around Artificial Intelligence were discussed at a meeting led by the BCS President Chris Rees in London on October 2nd. This…

Blog

Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security

As organizations go through digital transformation, the cyber challenges they face become more important. Their IT systems and applications become more critical and at the same time more open. The recent data breach suffered by British Airways illustrates the sophistication of the…

Blog

Managing the Hybrid Multi Cloud

The primary factor that most organizations consider when choosing a cloud service is how well the service meets their functional needs.  However, this must be balanced against the non-functional aspects such as compliance, security and manageability . These aspects are increasingly…

Blog

Blockchain, Identity, Trust and Governance

On June 15th, 2018 I attended an OIX Workshop in London on this subject. The workshop was led by Don Thibeau of the Open Identity Exchange and Distributed Ledger foundation and was held in the Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London. Blockchain and Distributed Ledger…

Blog

PSEUDO WHAT AND GDPR?

GDPR comes into force on May 25th this year, the obligations from this are stringent, the penalties for non-compliance are severe and yet many organizations are not fully prepared. There has been much discussion in the press around the penalties under GDPR for data breaches.…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Executive View: VeriClouds Identity Threat Protection Platform - 79083

Securely authenticating users remains a difficult problem. VeriClouds offers an Identity Threat Protection Platform that can provide a useful additional level of assurance against the reuse of compromised credentials.  There are many approaches, products, and services around user…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: What AI Can Do for You Today – and What Not - 79002

AI is a generic term that covers a range of technologies. Today some of those technologies are sufficiently mature for commercial exploitation and some are not. This leadership brief describes the current state of AI technologies and recommends the areas where they can be applied today.

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Cloud Access Security Brokers - 70614

How do you ensure secure and compliant access to cloud services without losing the agility and cost benefits that these services provide? This report gives you an overview of the market for Cloud Access Security Brokers and a compass to help you to find the product that you need.

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: GRC Reference Architecture - 72582

GRC covers the areas of Governance, Risk and Compliance and this report refers to GRC in the context of delivering IT services to meet organizational goals.  GRC is concerned with setting objectives, policies and controls and monitoring performance against these.  This report…

Executive View

Executive View: CipherCloud CASB+ - 79037

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.…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Zero Trust Reality Check: Secure Access for Hybrid IT

Workforce mobility and widespread adoption of distributed data center and cloud environments have introduced significant access control complexities and threats. Organizations are questioning the efficacy of conventional, perimeter-based defenses and are now evaluating a “trust but…

Webcast

Security and Governance in the Hybrid Multi-Cloud

Most organizations now use multiple cloud services as well as retaining some IT services on-premises, this multi-cloud hybrid environment creates many challenges for security and governance.

Webcast

Acing the Upcoming GDPR Exam

With only weeks to go until the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) takes effect on May 25th, global businesses are scrambling to figure out how to avoid the hefty fines that loom for companies failing to achieve compliance. Sanctions for non-compliance are very severe with…

Webcast

Best Practices and Essential Tools for GDPR Compliance

Join this KuppingerCole webinar to get practical, straightforward advice on how to prepare for GDPR, including: Devising and maintaining a plan to detect a data breach, Properly documenting evidence of compliance for auditors, Evaluating the effectiveness of your…

Webcast

GDPR: The Six Critical Steps to Compliance and Brand Differentiation

From May 2018 when the upcoming EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into force, the requirements for managing personal data will change. Companies collecting such information from their customers will have to adapt to fundamental changes both in the very definition of…


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