Yesterday, Symantec CEO Greg Clark flexed his M&A biceps, saying that Splunk could be an attractive target. Clark definitely plans to go whale hunting to regain Symantec’s long-lost security position. Symantec expects to grow 3-5% in 2018. Compare that to Splunk, which projects to grow upwards of 20% and generate $1.2 billion revenues. Read more on TechCrunch
As the times change, the security community needs to adapt. We live in an imperfect world, as Alex Stamos, Chief Information Security Officer of Facebook pointed out in his recent BlackHat 2017 keynote address. Instead of trying to punish each other, hackers and innovators need to work closely to ensure a higher order. Read more on TechCrunch
As content delivery networks (CDN) market leaders grapple with technological shifts, some innovators are making rapid advances. The CDN market, estimated at $5 billion today, is anticipated to be more than $10 billion by 2019. While the market is growing rapidly, can the giants learn to dance? How are the startups aiming slingshots at the legacy Goliaths? Read more on TechCrunch
As we look at 2017, it’s evident that the CISO has moved from “we will be hacked someday” to “we are already compromised” to “give me that disaster recovery solution NOW.” It doesn’t get any worse. The mindset has moved precipitously towards hot backups in the age of ransomware and DDOS.Read More
The cybersecurity risk metrics market has exploded, and insurance carriers will collect upwards of $3 billion in premiums this year. While there is consensus that we need to measure risk, several of my security 'super' friends told me that it’s easier said than done. Richard Seiersen, vice president of Trust and CISO at Twilio, wants to simplify this debate.Read More
As the security market shakes up in more ways than one, who wins, who struggles and who will get acquired next?Read More
More than 5 billion IoT devices were installed in 2015. Gartner estimates this will grow to 20 billion by 2020. Unfortunately, experts agree that security is not only an afterthought, but often is actively resisted and circumvented.Read More
Over the past few years, cyber insurance markets have been growing at between 25-50 percent CAGR each year. According to The Betterley Report 2015, annual policy premiums are approaching $2.75 billion. The ecosystem of insurance underwriters, intermediaries/brokers, analysts/management consultants and compilers of insurance market information is evolving rapidly.