ABOUT DR STEPHENSON

Dr. Peter Stephenson is SC Magazine's Technology Editor, a cyber criminologist, digital investigator and digital forensic scientist at The Center for Digital Forensic Studies, is a writer, researcher and lecturer on cyber threat analysis, cyber criminology and cyber jurisprudence. He has lectured extensively and has written, edited or contributed to 20 books and several hundred articles in major national and international trade, technical and scientific publications. 

He is the editor of the Peter Stephenson Series on Cyber Crime Investigation (Auerbach). Dr. Stephenson began his career in information security in 1964 as a Navy crypto technician.

Product Reviews

SC Magazine Recommended

Illumio Adaptive Security Platform

Verdict: This is a strong product and, complicated as it might appear on the surface, there is a lot of help to get you going and to get the tool functional and producing useful output. This is one of our Recommended products for the month.

SC Magazine Recommended

CloudPassage Halo

Verdict: While we liked this product, there are peripheral aspects that need some cleanup. Pricing seems reasonable but if you have a lot of packages it could get expensive. In any event, it certainly is well worth your time to give it a closer look. We make this one of our ...

SC Magazine Best Buy

GuardiCore Centra

Verdict: This is the 800-pound gorilla in this space. It has just about everything – and what it doesn’t have it certainly soon will. We make this our Best Buy this month.

SC Magazine Recommended

Cavirin Hybrid Workload Security

Verdict: This one really demands your attention if you are working in a hybrid environment. We have seen nothing that quite compares and the technology used is both unique and innovative. For its hybrid focus this is one of our Recommended products this month.

RiskVision Platform

Verdict: While this is not a true next generation tool, neither is it a traditional one. This is one of those unique products that has, truly, carved its own niche and it has done that quite well.

Tufin Orchestration Suite

Verdict: Tufin is a progressive and capable vendor in this space. We have watched their product evolve over the years and it is very good example of the next generation risk and policy management genre.

Acuity STREAM Integrated Risk Manager

Verdict: This is a capable tool and meets its objectives well.

MetricStream IT GRC Solution

Verdict: For a pure-play GRC this is about the most solid product we’ve seen. If GRC is what you want, and you need next generation, look at this one. We predict you’ll like what you see.

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