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Biden Administration Responds to Geopolitical Cyber Threats
Tanner Johnson, Principal Analyst, Data Security, OmdiaCommentary
In response to growing concerns regarding the recent uptick in large-scale, nation-state-backed ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure, the Biden administration is taking new action to tackle the evolving challenges posed by ransomware attacks.
By Tanner Johnson Principal Analyst, Data Security, Omdia, 7/23/2021
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Kaseya Hacked via Authentication Bypass
Don Tait, Senior Analyst, Identity, Authentication, Access, OmdiaCommentary
The Kaseya ransomware attack is believed to have been down to an authentication bypass. Yes, ransomware needs to be on your radar -- but good authentication practices are also imperative.
By Don Tait Senior Analyst, Identity, Authentication, Access, Omdia, 7/8/2021
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Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack Proves a Single Password Isn't Enough
Hollie Hennessy, Senior Analyst, IoT Cybersecurity, Omdia Commentary
Since the attack, it's been revealed that it was down to a single password. Yes, ransomware needs to be on your radar -- but a focus on credentials is vital.
By Hollie Hennessy Senior Analyst, IoT Cybersecurity, Omdia , 6/14/2021
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The Perfect Storm for PAM to Grow In
Don Tait, Senior Analyst, Identity, Authentication, Access, OmdiaCommentary
With more staff working remotely, privileged access management (or PAM) has never been more important. Market forecasts, drivers, and trends are explored.
By Don Tait Senior Analyst, Identity, Authentication, Access, Omdia, 6/4/2021
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Verizon DBIR 2021: "Winners" No Surprise, But All-round Vigilance Essential
Maxine Holt, Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity, OmdiaCommentary
Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) covers 2020 -- a year like no other. Phishing, ransomware, and innovation caused big problems.
By Maxine Holt Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity, Omdia, 5/13/2021
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Why is Proofpoint Being Taken Private for $12.3bn?
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia
Email security heavyweight Proofpoint has announced its acquisition, for $12.3bn, by Thoma Bravo, the private equity firm that is among the most active in the cybersecurity market. This is the highest price yet paid for a security vendor: What is its significance, and what does it say about the current state and future of the email security market?
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia, 4/27/2021
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Zscaler First Big-Name Company to Buy Into CPM with Trustdome Acquisition
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia
Zscaler has become the first major player in cybersecurity to buy a specialist vendor in the emerging market segment of cloud permissions management (CPM) with its acquisition of Israeli startup Trustdome. This technology works by first discovering all of a customer's cloud assets and cataloging all the extant permissions to access those assets. From there, it provides a list of those permissions and highlights the ones that it deems excessive or unnecessary. CPM can be classed as an expression of the Zero Trust approach to security alongside technologies such as microsegmentation; privileged access management (PAM); and zero-trust access (ZTA).
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia, 4/19/2021
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On the Radar: Solvo Offers CPM as a Service
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia
Solvo is a startup and new entrant in the cloud permissions management (CPM) market segment. CPM is at a very early stage in its development, and it is Omdias opinion that over time it will attract larger tech vendors, some of which may favor the M&A route over developing the technology themselves. Solvo's market opportunity, therefore, is to sign up a roster of marquee clients to raise its profile before the sector is consolidated by larger players.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia, 4/19/2021
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Lookout Enters SASE Fray With CipherCloud Buy
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia
Endpoint security vendor Lookout is the latest entrant in the busy so-called secure access service edge (SASE) market thanks to its acquisition of CipherCloud. There will be cross-sell opportunities in Lookout's and CipherCloud's enterprise customer bases. In addition, Lookout has relationships with many telecoms operators, a sector that is waking up to the need to respond to the SASE challenge
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia, 4/13/2021
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Oktas PAM and IGA Launch Underpins "Primary Cloud" Ambitions
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia
Okta, a leading player in identity-as-a-service (IDaaS), has announced its entry into two other segments of the identity market: privileged access management (PAM) and identity governance and administration (IGA). Though it pits the IDaaS heavyweight against entrenched incumbents in both segments, the move is consistent with its plan to become its customers' cloud provider of choice for the entire gamut of their identity-related requirements.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia, 4/12/2021
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Data Theorem Speeds Commoditization of Cloud Security Posture Management
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia
Data Theorem, a developer of application security technology, has launched Cloud Secure, a two-part offering for apps in the cloud consisting of a cloud security posture management (CSPM) platform and a series of so-called cloud hacker toolkits. As its name suggests, CSPM technology focuses on the automated identification and remediation of risks across a companys cloud assets.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia, 4/1/2021
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NHS Scotland Delivers COVID-19 Vaccination Program with ServiceNow's Now
Maxine Holt, Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity, Omdia
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) began using the Now Platform from ServiceNow back in 2018, starting with IT service management (ITSM). NHS NSS extended the use of the Now Platform into other parts of the organization. Built on ServiceNows Now Platform, in six weeks, NHS Scotlands vaccine management system enables the scheduling and recording of vaccinations for citizens and allows the general population to book their appointments through the Citizen Portal. The success of the project has encouraged NHS NSS business users to consider what the integration capabilities of the Now Platform could be extended to, such as taking on more of NHS Scotland's vaccination programs going forward.
By Maxine Holt Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity, Omdia, 3/29/2021
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Fundamentals of XDR Versus SIEM and SOAR: Understanding SecOps Architecture Evolution
Eric Parizo, Principal Analyst, Security Operations, Omdia
The rapid emergence of Extended Detection and Response (XDR) as a discrete cybersecurity market segment has caused some upheaval in the enterprise cybersecurity operations (SecOps) domain. XDR has emerged because existing solutions could not consistently meet key enterprise threat detection and response requirements. If it can fulfill its sizable potential, XDR is the solution that the cybersecurity industry has long been waiting for.
By Eric Parizo Principal Analyst, Security Operations, Omdia, 3/26/2021
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On the Radar: Index Engines Offers Content Analytics for Threat Mitigation
Tanner Johnson, Principal Analyst, Data Security, Omdia
Index Engines is a developer of data management and data governance technology, focused specifically on unstructured data. In recent years it has enjoyed success with CyberSense, a data analytics tool carved out of one of its products and sold alongside Dell EMCs Cyber Recovery Vault product, to ensure the integrity of backup data. The continued evolution of the ransomware threat will keep vendors like Index Engines in high demand.
By Tanner Johnson Principal Analyst, Data Security, Omdia, 3/23/2021
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Verizon Responds to SASE Challenge With a Two-pronged Strategy
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia
Verizon is adopting a two-pronged approach to the challenge the growing secure access service edge (SASE) vendor community has been mounting to the telco business model for the last couple of years. On the one hand, it is about to change the way it takes security services to market, unveiling a combination of bundling of basic functionality with a freemium model whereby customers will be invited to pay for the more advanced version. Meanwhile, further down the road it plans to launch its own Verizon SASE service.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia, 3/22/2021
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