Information Security

Covering innovative technologies and trends that characterize the ever-changing nature of the security landscape, within the contexts of risk management and business processes.


The Information Security Channel covers technologies that organizations deploy to protect themselves against an ever-increasing array of threats, with emphasis on areas including advanced threat defense, endpoint protection, cloud security, security analytics and intelligence, data protection and emerging trends in identity and access management. Aimed at senior security practitioners as well as vendors and investors, the Information Security Channel examines technical issues within the contexts of risk management and business processes. Our research reports run the gamut of critical security topics, from profiles of companies just out of stealth to exploring how security products end up as shelfware.


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Recent Reports in Information Security
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Webinar Recorded on April 20, 2020

Beyond COVID-19: Enterprise Cyber Security May Never Be the Same

451 Research Vice Presidents Scott Crawford, covering information security technology, and Brenon Daly, covering the financial aspects of the cyber security vendor market, provide this provocative analysis of the landscape that may emerge from this global crisis.

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Market Insight

COVID-19 and beyond: Will the Work-From-Home Explosion Revolutionize Enterprise Security Architecture?

We expect that the WFH boom created by the COVID-19 pandemic will spark initiatives to modernize enterprise security.

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Market Insight

Securing 'Social Distancing': Coronavirus, the Work-from-Home Explosion and Security

The impact of this outbreak, and the sudden and radical shift in the nature of the workplace it is precipitating, has decided implications for security across the board. In this and subsequent reports, we will examine the role of technology in dealing with the emerging pandemic, and how it can help organizations cope with the crisis.

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Market Insight

Security in a time of contagion: RSA Conference maintains its stature, but 2020 numbers down

The irony of this year's theme – the human element – was not lost on the many who held back from participating due to a very human concern: the troubling worldwide spread of COVID-19, the disease propagated by novel coronavirus.

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Market Insight

Perceptions Toward the Security Risk of Cloud are Shifting

Security concerns around cloud center on fear of data loss and a lack of control generally, but perceptions toward the security of cloud are shifting, such that answers to how security managers are securing the cloud have become more sophisticated and more reliant on security monitoring.

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Technology & Business Insight

The Rise of Extended Detection and Response

Extended detection and response (XDR) is a relatively new term for an approach to security operations aimed at empowering teams with the technology to detect threats across multiple vectors. XDR is gaining momentum with end users and vendors/providers and holds potential to be a disruptor for both groups.