Joseph   Blankenship

Joseph Blankenship

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Joseph supports Security & Risk professionals, helping clients develop security strategies and make informed decisions to protect against risk. He covers security infrastructure and operations, including security information and event management (SIEM), security analytics, security automation and orchestration (SAO), distributed denial of service (DDoS), and network security. His research focuses on security monitoring, threat detection, insider threat, operations, and management.

Joseph has presented at industry events, been quoted in the media, and has written on a variety of security topics.

 

Previous Work Experience

His more than 11 years of security experience include marketing leadership and product marketing roles at Solutionary (NTT Security), McAfee (Intel Security), Vigilar, and IBM (ISS), where he focused on managed security services, consulting services, email security, compliance, and network security. As a marketing leader, Joseph helped align client needs with marketing strategy, messaging, and go-to-market activities while educating users about security strategy. His background also includes extensive experience in the IT, telecommunications, and consulting industries with Nextel, IBM, Philips Electronics, and KPMG.

Education

Joseph holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University and a B.A. in English from Auburn University.

Joseph Blankenship

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Joseph supports Security & Risk professionals, helping clients develop security strategies and make informed decisions to protect against risk. He covers security infrastructure and operations, including security information and event management (SIEM), security analytics, security automation and orchestration (SAO), distributed denial of service (DDoS), and network security. His research focuses on security monitoring, threat detection, insider threat, operations, and management.

Joseph has presented at industry events, been quoted in the media, and has written on a variety of security topics.

 

Previous Work Experience

His more than 11 years of security experience include marketing leadership and product marketing roles at Solutionary (NTT Security), McAfee (Intel Security), Vigilar, and IBM (ISS), where he focused on managed security services, consulting services, email security, compliance, and network security. As a marketing leader, Joseph helped align client needs with marketing strategy, messaging, and go-to-market activities while educating users about security strategy. His background also includes extensive experience in the IT, telecommunications, and consulting industries with Nextel, IBM, Philips Electronics, and KPMG.

Education

Joseph holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University and a B.A. in English from Auburn University.

Joseph Blankenship's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Protecting Industrial Control Systems And Critical Infrastructure From Attack

    Increasing Threats And Devastating Consequences Require A Zero Trust Security Approach

    April 19, 2018 Merritt Maxim, Joseph Blankenship

    Much of today's industrial control systems (ICSs), including those in critical infrastructure industries like energy and utilities, consist of outdated technology connected to IT networks and infrastructure. This linkage has left them vulnerable to an array of malicious actors salivating to attack. We talked to a number of security professionals in operational technology roles and found that traditional IT security measures don't stack up. This report outlines advanced technologies to protect ICSs and offers practical Zero Trust strategies to enhance security.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Using AI For Evil

    A Guide To How Cybercriminals Will Weaponize And Exploit AI To Attack Your Business

    April 16, 2018 Chase Cunningham, Joseph Blankenship

    The tools of artificial intelligence (AI), from text analytics to facial recognition to machine learning (ML) platforms, are transforming almost every aspect of business from personalized customer engagement to cybersecurity. However, just as businesses can benefit from using AI for a variety of endeavors, malicious actors can use these same technologies for nefarious purposes. S&R pros need to assess the threat of weaponized AI technologies — today. The AI revolution has begun, but don't be fooled into assuming these are tools only the good guys have.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Protect Your Business From Parasitic Cryptomining

    The Cryptocurrency Gold Rush Is Fueling New Cybercrime And Enterprise Risk

    March 30, 2018Joseph Blankenship, Jeff Pollard, Josh Zelonis

    Cryptocurrency values have soared to astronomical, unsustainable, gold-rush levels, and like any gold rush, this one has attracted its share of bad actors and parasites. Cryptomining — adding transactions to a public ledger and releasing new currency — requires an enormous amount of compute power, so cybercriminals and other unscrupulous opportunists seek to use your enterprise compute power to unlock this wealth — at great expense and risk to you.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q4 2017

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    December 7, 2017Joseph Blankenship

    In our 36-criteria evaluation of DDoS mitigation providers, we identified 11 of the most significant ones — Akamai Technologies, Arbor Networks, Cloudflare, F5 Networks, Fortinet, Huawei Technologies, Imperva, Neustar, Nexusguard, Radware, and Verisign — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: Automation Alters The Global Workforce

    Ten Key Developments In Automation Reshape The Industry In 2018

    November 9, 2017 Chris Gardner, J. P. Gownder, Craig Le Clair, Elinor Klavens, Joseph Blankenship, Tim Sheedy, Robert Stroud, Diego Lo Giudice

    Automation has been one of the most profound and disruptive forces in human history. The market for automation in many forms will accelerate faster in 2018 as firms look to squeeze performance and insights out of previously commodity operations. Companies that master automation will dominate their industries. This report outlines Forrester's 10 key predictions for the evolution of automation in 2018 and prescribes the optimal ways for Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to respond.

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