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

GCP Trust, Security and Compliance

In their race towards digital transformation, organizations are using cloud services to accelerate the development of new apps and improve efficiency. They allow new applications to be rapidly developed, existing applications to be modernized and deployed without additional capital spend.…

Blog

IBM Cloud for Financial Services

On July 22 nd , 2020 IBM announced their IBM Cloud for Financial Services – what is this, why have IBM taken this step, and what does this announcement mean? Financial Services Compliance Challenges One recurring challenge for all organizations is complying with the…

Blog

Cloud Security Posture Management Tools – What They Are and Why You Need One

Many security product vendors are now offering CSPM (Cloud Security Posture Management) as part of their portfolio - so what is CSPM and why might you need it?  In their race towards digital transformation, organizations are using cloud services to accelerate the development of new…

Blog

Will Azure Arc Help Hybrid IT Customers to Find the Pot of Gold?

At Ignite in November 2019 Microsoft announced Azure Arc which is now in public preview. Azure Arc extends Azure Resource Manager capabilities to cover Linux and Windows servers, as well as Kubernetes clusters on any infrastructure across on-premises, and multi-cloud. In French…

Blog

IBM Cloud Satellite Announcements

The idea behind cloud computing used to be simple – let the cloud service provider provide and manage the IT services and infrastructure while you get on with your business. However, reality got in the way and cloud computing has become yet another dimension in the complex web of IT…

Blog

COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Privacy Is not the only Challenge

In the UK there are plans to use a mobile ‘phone app to trace people who have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 to warn them to go into quarantine in order to slow the spread of the virus. This approach is reported to have been successful in other countries, but it has…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Symantec Identity Governance and Administration

In the absence of a secure external perimeter Identity and Access Management has become fundamental to protecting corporate digital assets.  Identity Governance and Administration includes two core elements of IAM - Identity Provisioning and Access Governance - that are essential to…

Market Compass

Market Compass: Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery - 71176

The KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of the product or service offerings in a certain market segment.  This Market Compass covers solutions that provide backup, restore and disaster recovery of IT service data into the cloud in the context of the hybrid IT service…

Executive View

Executive View: Symantec Privileged Access Manager - 80331

Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions are critical cybersecurity controls that address the security risks associated with the use of privileged access in organizations and companies. This report describes how Symantec Privileged Access Management meets these challenges.

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Cyber Risk – Choosing the Right Framework - 80237

As organizations undergo Digital Transformation the business impact of cyber risks increases.  It is essential that organizations manage these risks.  There are several frameworks that organizations could adopt to help them to manage these risks, but they need guidance to choose…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: 5G Impact on Organizations and Security - 80238

5G is the next generation of cellular mobile communications. It will provide the capacity and connectivity required to industrialize IoT, Smart Cities and Smart Manufacturing. This report explains what it is and its likely impact on organizations and their security.


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Interview: Implications of Recent Court Ruling on EU-US Data Protection Umbrella Agreement

Hours ago the EU Court ruled that the Privacy Shield called EU-US Data Protection Agreement is invalid, while it considers Standard Contractual Causes to be valid. Also, intersting in this context is the US Cloud Act. This may be of some impact to existing and future transcontinental…

Webcast

Mike Small: Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery Why This Is an Essential Component of Digital Transformation

All organizations need to consider the risks related to the availability of their business-critical data and take appropriate measures to mitigate these risks.  In most cases this will involve investing in backup and disaster recovery products and services.  In today’s…

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…


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