Analyst Blogs

RSAC 2017 Roundup: Smart & IoT Security Dominate

Feb. 21, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Michela Menting , Research Director

The RSA Conference is one of hte largest conferences globally for the cybersecurity industry (if not the largest), and I attended this year’s event with interest once more. It provides a great opportunity for analysts such as myself to take the pulse on the industry and see where the ...


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Securing IoT Devices: Regulate Now or Die Trying

Dec. 6, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Michela Menting , Research Director

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler published an interesting letter addressed to Senator Mark Warner, in response to his questions asking what the FCC is planning to do regarding the well-publicized IoT DDoS attack powered by Mirai & co botnets. Mr. Warner puts it well when he states that “Mirai’s efficacy ...


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Investment Promise for ICS Security Startups

Nov. 22, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Michela Menting , Research Director

The promise of investment for securing industrial control systems (ICS) has remained relatively unfulfilled in the past few years since the first shockwaves resulting from the discovery of Stuxnet in 2009. Industrial operators have been slow to implement comprehensive cybersecurity mechanisms within their facilities. Cost factors, legacy equipment, skills shortage ...


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Brexit v. EU: A Cybersecurity Perspective

June 24, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
Michela Menting , Research Director

The rather surprising outcome of the UK referendum today has emotions running high: shock, glee, anger, fear. But perhaps the predominant feeling is uncertainty. After 43 years of inclusion, the UK is the first country to decide to leave the European Union definitively. As such, the blowout for the British ...


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EU NIS Directive Finally On Its Way

May 27, 2016, 5:44 a.m.
Michela Menting , Research Director

On 17 May 2016, the European Union Council formally adopted the new Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive. The legal act must still be approved by the European Parliament but it is expected to enter into force in August 2016.

The NIS directive is the fruit of a rather long ...


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