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Peter Stephenson

technology editor, SC Media

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Industry Innovators 2017 – Data Protection

It’s all about the data. If there was no data to protect we wouldn’t need security. But there is and we do. However, this level of protection really subsumes several other older categories. Sometimes we think of data protection in terms of malware bringing to mind anti-malware tools. But data protection today is much more…

Industry Innovators 2017 – Cyber Threat Analysis and Intelligence

This is a tough category because today just about every product that we consider next generation claims to perform threat analysis and intelligence gathering or, at least, ingestion. We like those products because they say something very important about the evolution of the marketspace. However, for our purposes here we considered only those products whose…

Industry Innovators 2017 – Security Infrastructure

This is such a ubiquitous category that it is really a bit hard to define. Just about every tool in your security stack could fit in here if we defined the terms broadly enough. We have three innovators here this year and they are very different, both in how they defend the enterprise and how…

Industry Innovators 2017 – Risk and Policy Management

Yawn. We probably have started this category that way before but the fact is that risk and policy management doesn’t sound all that exciting. No next generation stuff. A lot of interpreting spreadsheets. Looking at endless tables of data. Well, fasten your seatbelts. This year the ride gets a lot faster, smoother and exciting with…

Analysis and Testing

This used to be one of our most crowded categories. This year we have but one innovator because over the past three years all of our innovators in this category have gone on to the Hall of Fame. There is another reason; tools that fit this category are fewer and farther between. This is not…

First Look – TrustMAPP

TrustMAPP is not a GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) product but it functions much like a GRC tool. It simply does it in a unique and novel way.  While GRC is not the goal, users of traditional GRC tools will feel right at home with TrustMAPP and the end results will the sort of thing…

Peter Stephenson, technology editor, SC Media

Risk and Policy Management 2017

Over the years we have looked at this group just about annually.  For a long time, it was fairly static. There was a point when GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) was all the rage and we spent a couple of years focusing on that.  Today, as with most product categories, risk and policy management and…

Peter Stephenson, technology editor, SC Media

Risk and Policy

This month we are looking at the current state of risk and policy management tools.  This is one of the most dynamic groups we have watched over the years. Each year we see an interesting mix of completely new approaches and updates of traditional ones. This year – as in its infancy last year –…

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