Allie Mellen

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CrowdStrike Global Outage: Critical Next Steps For Tech And Security Leaders

Andras Cser 4 days ago
Technology leaders woke up this morning to find that a software update by cybersecurity vendor CrowdStrike had gone badly wrong. Get updates on the steps that your organization should take now and in the long term as a result of the CrowdStrike outage.
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And So It Begins: Insights From Splunk’s First .conf With Cisco

Joseph Blankenship June 18, 2024
The big question at the Splunk annual user conference — .conf — was simple: What will happen to Splunk in the wake of the Cisco deal? Find out if the question got answered in this review of the conference.
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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Extended Detection And Response Platforms, Q2 2024

Allie Mellen June 4, 2024
Recent upheaval in the security information and event management market has created new opportunities for extended detection and response platform vendors. Get three tips on evaluating this changing market in this preview of our new Forrester Wave™ evaluation.
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Cloud Detection And Response Tools Do Not Exist

Allie Mellen May 28, 2024
Cloud detection and response is not a market category — it is a feature of existing cloud tools. Get a formal definition and more in this post previewing a new report.
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IBM Surrenders SIEM While PANW Tries To Gain Ground On Tech Titans

Allie Mellen May 16, 2024
Find out what Palo Alto Networks' acquisition of IBM’s QRadar business means for the broader security information and event management SIEM market.
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Opposites Attract: LogRhythm And Exabeam To Merge

Allie Mellen May 15, 2024
LogRhythm and Exabeam announced their intent to merge, representing another big change for the security analytics platform market. Find out what's driving the merger and what the implications could be.
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Generative AI Will Not Fulfill Your Autonomous SOC Hopes (Or Even Your Demo Dreams)

Allie Mellen April 22, 2024
It’s easy to trust generative AI implementations because of how human they feel. But when it comes to security, there are still some fundamental challenges to overcome with genAI. Learn more about those challenges in this post.
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Wiz Acquires Cloud Detection And Response Specialist Gem Security To Round Out Cloud Security Portfolio

Andras Cser April 18, 2024
Recently, Wiz announced the acquisition of cloud detection and response vendor Gem Security. Learn how this move aligns with Wiz’s plan to build a comprehensive cloud security portfolio and accelerate product innovation.
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It Ain’t Just AI: What We Saw At Google Cloud Next

Lee Sustar April 16, 2024
Google recently held its Google Cloud Next conference four months early to unveil new AI offerings and upstage its rivals. Get a detailed review of all of the announcements at the event in this post.
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An Actual Complete List Of SOC Metrics (And Your Path To DIY)

Allie Mellen March 26, 2024
Strategic, operational, or tactical. What core metrics does SecOps need to track? Get a detailed response to this pressing question in a preview of two new reports on SOC metrics.
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Breaking Down The US Executive Order To Protect Americans’ Sensitive Personal Data

Stephanie Liu February 29, 2024
Learn the key takeaways and market impacts from the Biden administration’s executive order to protect Americans’ sensitive personal data.
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Prescription For Change: Cybersecurity Outage Highlights Critical Vulnerabilities In Healthcare

Jeff Pollard February 23, 2024
A recent cybersecurity incident at Change Healthcare cause the pharmacy claims processors to take its systems offline. Learn the implication of this event and five things firms can do to prepare.
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Tear Down The Tiered Analyst System In The SOC

Allie Mellen January 31, 2024
Learn how taking a new approach to how you position analysts in your security operations center (SOC) can reduce burnout and help build a deeper security talent pool.
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Lessons Learned From Another Year Of Sponsoring Women To Attend S&R Forum

Allie Mellen December 21, 2023
Learn three key lessons from our partnership with Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) in sponsoring attendees at our Security & Risk Forum.
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Retailers Are Being Barraged By Cyberattacks This Holiday Season — Prepare!

Allie Mellen December 14, 2023
Cyberattacks continue to threaten the availability of online shopping for retailers — and the profits that come from it. Retailers can take these three steps to defend against them, this holiday season and into 2024.
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A New Dawn For VMware EUC And Carbon Black, But Not Without Risk

Andrew Hewitt December 8, 2023
Find out how Broadcom's plan to divest VMware’s EUC And Carbon Black businesses could impact customers and the market overall.
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EDR Is Officially Out, And XDR Still Won’t Solve Your SIEM Problems

Allie Mellen November 28, 2023
Forrester predicted that endpoint detection and response (EDR) as we know it would be replaced by extended detection and response (XDR). That day has finally come. Learn the implications of that shift in this blog post.
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VMware Customers: Brace For Impact

Tracy Woo November 22, 2023
With the VMware-Broadcom deal set for closing, what should you know? Learn five key things VMware customers can expect in the coming years.
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The Top Five Things You Need To Know About How Generative AI Is Used In Security Tools

Allie Mellen October 24, 2023
Security leaders need to understand how generative AI is used in security tools and how it may change how their teams operate. Here are five highlights from a new report that will help.
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Exposure Management Looks To Usurp Vulnerability Management, But Is The New Emperor Wearing Any Clothes?

Erik Nost October 16, 2023
Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale of the emperor that gets duped into a fancy, new, and invisible wardrobe provides lessons in swindling, pride, and truth. It’s only when the emperor struts in front of the commoners that a child finally states, “Wait a minute — there’s nothing to this outfit. He’s not wearing anything.” As […]
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