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

BeyondTrust Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management

Verdict: Solid vulnerability management tool that could become a bit pricey in a large environment.

SC Magazine Best Buy

Digital Defense Frontline Vulnerability Manager

Verdict: This one demands your attention. At a very reasonable price point, we make this our Best Buy this month.

SC Magazine Recommended

SAINT Security Suite

Verdict: This is a tool that you can add to your environment almost regardless of what else you are using. It not only plays well with others, such as risk management tools, it is a powerhouse in its own right. Recommended.

Tenable.io Vulnerability Management

Verdict: Well worth your time. This is a company with solid experience in the technology – and it shows.

SC Magazine Recommended

Skybox Security Suite

Verdict: We weren’t sure about this one until we acclimated to how it really works (as opposed to how we thought that it should work). Given that this truly is a beast of a different color, we are classing it by itself and a vulnerability analytics and workflow management tool and ...

Tripwire IP360

Verdict: This one demands your attention. With its ability to cut through vulnerability noise, using its analytics and configuration options to its massive scalability, this works for just about any size enterprise.

SC Magazine Lab Approved

AlienVault Unified Security Management USM Appliance

Verdict: Not much to say here besides that this product is SC Lab Approved and that is our highest award. This is one of the best UTMs we’ve tested and over long periods of use it has delivered very well. We make it SC Lab Approved for another year.