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

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…

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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.…

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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…


Recent research documents

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…

Market Compass

Cloud Access Security Brokers

The KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of the product or service offerings in a certain market segment.  This Market Compass covers CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) solutions that help to secure the organizational use of cloud services.

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…


Recent videos

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Analyst Chat #67: Ensuring Business Continuity for the Cloud

As organizations go through digital transformation, they increasingly turn to using cloud services. One aspect of the digital transformation plan that is often forgotten is ensuring business continuity. Mike Small joins Matthias to explain why business continuity is essential for cloud…

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Accelerating Your Digital Transformation: Secure and Successful Cloud Migrations

The use of cloud services is one of the key enablers of digital transformation - accelerating time to value, providing more access to powerful IT resources in a more cost-effective manner and removing the management costs associated with commodity services. However, these benefits come with…

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Data Security in the Cloud

Join our Analyst Mike Small and Paul Hampton, Product Manager at Thales Security as they talk about the importance of securing data in the cloud.

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Information Protection in Cloud Services

Today’s economy is clearly driven by data. The most successful companies are those that can use this data to create useful information that enables them to get closer to their customers, to create new products and be more efficient. Cloud services are a key enabler in this, they allow…

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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…