Joseph   Blankenship

Joseph Blankenship

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Joseph supports security and risk professionals, helping clients develop security strategies and make informed decisions to protect against risk. He covers security infrastructure and operations, including tools for the security operations center (SOC) such as security information and event management (SIEM), security analytics, and security automation and orchestration (SAO). He also covers security topics like artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity, email security, distributed denial of service (DDoS), and network security. His research focuses on security monitoring, threat detection, insider threat, phishing prevention, operations, and management.

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

Previous Work Experience

His more than 12 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

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Joseph supports security and risk professionals, helping clients develop security strategies and make informed decisions to protect against risk. He covers security infrastructure and operations, including tools for the security operations center (SOC) such as security information and event management (SIEM), security analytics, and security automation and orchestration (SAO). He also covers security topics like artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity, email security, distributed denial of service (DDoS), and network security. His research focuses on security monitoring, threat detection, insider threat, phishing prevention, operations, and management.

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

Previous Work Experience

His more than 12 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: Beware The Coming Data Integrity Crisis

    Data Tampering Will Threaten Your Digital Transformation

    September 25, 2018 Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship, Trevor Lyness

    Insights-driven businesses are growing at eight times the rate of global GDP and will earn more than $1.8 trillion by 2021. As organizations rush to capitalize on the value of data, security leaders who have historically emphasized data confidentiality will face a new battle over data integrity, where malicious actors tamper with, corrupt, and manipulate the data on which insights-driven businesses depend. This report explains the new investments, capabilities, and roles that security leaders will need so they can give their business colleagues confidence to use and trust the data they collect.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Security Analytics Platforms, Q3 2018

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    September 21, 2018Joseph Blankenship

    In our 30-criteria evaluation of security analytics platforms providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — AlienVault, Exabeam, Fortinet, Gurucul, Huntsman Security, IBM, LogRhythm, McAfee, Micro Focus, Rapid7, RSA, Securonix, and Splunk — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps S&R professionals make the right choice.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Stop Bad Bots From Killing Customer Experience

    Strengthen Engagement And Budget By Securing Web Traffic

    September 6, 2018 Amy DeMartine, Joseph Blankenship, Susan Bidel

    Automated internet traffic is on the rise, largely due to software programs called bots. Although some bots facilitate data sharing and customer engagement, many are tools that malicious attackers use to break into your apps, steal millions of dollars, and expose intellectual property. If that wasn't enough, bad-bot traffic is degrading app performance and corrupting data used to make critical customer engagement decisions. Read this report to understand common attack patterns and the best methods to make sure bad bots don't ruin your business.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Defend Your Data As Insiders Monetize Their Access

    Processes: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    July 30, 2018Joseph Blankenship

    Financial gain is one of the primary reasons malicious insiders steal valuable data or sell access to sensitive systems. The internet connects buyers and sellers of sensitive data, making it easy for them to find each other, negotiate the terms, and conduct the transaction. This report focuses on the marketplace for insider information and how security and risk leaders can protect their firms' sensitive data.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Zero Trust Threat Prevention, Q3 2018

    25 Technologies Underpin Zero Trust Threat Prevention

    July 12, 2018 Amy DeMartine, Chase Cunningham, Joseph Blankenship, Josh Zelonis

    Zero Trust (ZT) threat prevention is increasingly critical to deny malicious attackers' access to enterprise assets. To accelerate their performance in ZT threat prevention, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies. This Forrester Tech Tide report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of the 25 technology categories that support ZT threat prevention. Security pros should read this report to shape their firm's investment approach to these technologies.

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