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

Catbird Secure

Verdict: This has long been one of our favorite products and it is well worth considering.

CloudPassage Halo

Verdict: Good, well though-out tool and, if you are looking for out-of-the-box compliance capabilities, this one demands your attention.

SC Magazine Recommended

FireMon 40Cloud

Verdict: A powerful tool with a clear and important mission that it fulfills well. We make this our Recommended product this month.

SC Magazine Best Buy

GuardiCore Centra

Verdict: This is one of the best tools of its type that we’ve seen. It is comprehensive, reliable and easy to use. We make it our Best Buy.

NNT Change Tracker Generation 7

Verdict: For the change management required for compliance in just about all regulatory requirements, this is a very strong contender.

Allgress Insight Risk Manager

Verdict: Well worth looking at for those with a need for a complete risk management tool.

Tufin Orchestration Suite

Verdict: We would like to see some form of auto discovery beyond what is available currently. Verdict This one is well worth your time, but be sure that you have everything on your enterprise identified so that the Suite can access it and collect data.