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

    Tools And Technology: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    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.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: Cybersecurity

    Landscape: The S&R Practice Playbook

    November 7, 2017 Andras Cser, Jeff Pollard, Merritt Maxim, Josh Zelonis, Joseph Blankenship, Heidi Shey

    In 2018, consumers and businesses will face challenges brought on by four primary forces: 1) rising tensions in international relations; 2) ubiquitous connectivity; 3) digital transformation initiatives; and 4) the increasing importance of the data economy. This report guides security and risk professionals through six predictions for 2018 that forecast what will happen as these forces collide. It also shows how S&R pros can mitigate the risks from the resulting economic, political, and societal changes to everything from our identities to our privacy and even our physical safety.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices: Mitigating Insider Threats

    Processes: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    November 2, 2017Joseph Blankenship, Claire O'Malley

    Whether accidental or malicious, insider threat incidents can result in financial fraud, privacy abuses, intellectual property theft, or damage to infrastructure. It's difficult for security pros to detect this suspicious activity because insiders need to have privileged access to data in order to do their jobs. Since insiders are people and, therefore, entitled to privacy and due process, security pros must handle these incidents with greater care than external threats. This report describes how to build an insider threat program. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Cybersecurity

    But Security Leaders Must View All Vendor Claims With Skepticism

    September 14, 2017 Chase Cunningham, Joseph Blankenship, Mike Gualtieri

    Security vendors are inundating CISOs with products purporting to use artificial intelligence to dramatically improve the accuracy and speed of both threat detection and response. However, much of this messaging is confusing, even misleading. How do you know fact from fiction from enthusiastic marketing? S&R pros should read this report to understand what is really possible with AI today to take cybersecurity efforts to the next level.

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