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

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…

Blog

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…

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…


Recent research documents

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…

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.


Recent videos

Webcast

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…

Webcast

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.

Webcast

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…

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…