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Joseph Blankenship

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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 BA in English from Auburn University.

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 BA in English from Auburn University.

Joseph Blankenship's Most Recent Research

Research

The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2021

The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

In our 25-criterion evaluation of enterprise email security providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Agari, Area 1 Security, Barracuda Networks...

19 min read
Research

Best Practices: Mitigating Insider Threat

Processes: The Zero Trust Security Playbook
March 18th, 2021 | Joseph Blankenship , Claire O'Malley

Whether accidental or malicious, insider incidents can result in financial fraud, privacy abuses, intellectual property theft, or damage to infrastructure...

15 min read
Research

Build A High-Performance, Customer-Obsessed Security Organization

Executive Overview: The S&R Practice Playbook
February 2nd, 2021 | Joseph Blankenship

CISOs must rapidly evolve to become business managers who protect their firm's brand, strengthen its reputation, and build customer trust. To do so, CISOs...

6 min read
Research

The Forrester Wave™: Security Analytics Platforms, Q4 2020

The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
December 1st, 2020 | Joseph Blankenship , Claire O'Malley

In our 27-criterion evaluation of security analytics platform providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Exabeam, FireEye, Gurucul, IBM Security...

15 min read
Research

Now Tech: Enterprise Email Security Providers, Q3 2020

Forrester's Overview Of 33 Enterprise Email Security Providers
July 14th, 2020 | Joseph Blankenship , Claire O'Malley

You can use enterprise email security to defend against email-borne attacks like phishing, safeguard sensitive data from theft or compromise, and protect...

4 min read