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

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.

Modulo Risk Manager

Verdict: This is a gold standard of GRC systems. It has all of the bells and whistles that you need and just about nothing that you don’t.

LockPath Keylight Platform

Verdict: Solid, hard-core GRC.

Acuity Risk Management STREAM Integrated Risk Manager

Verdict: Solid, versatile risk management tool that can fit organizations of just about any size – from the single consultant to large enterprises.

AlgoSec Security Management Solution

Verdict: This is an excellent tool, especially for mid- to large-sized organizations. It has everything you need and is comfortably manageable. We compare it to a sailboat – even though it’s fairly large and complex, can be sailed effectively by a single person.

Skybox Security Suite

Verdict: This is a first-class product, straightforward to use and very flexible in its functionality.