With the introduction this year of so-called “robot umpires” into professional baseball – as part of an experiment in the United States’ independent Atlantic League – jeering fans may be wondering whether their days of booing a missed call will soon be behind them.
Recently leading analyst firm Gartner released its annual Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP). Decision-makers look to MQs to help guide their selection of vendors for new projects and to reassure management deployed products are among best available. This year Crowdstrike is part of the elite “Leaders” quadrant of the EPP MQ, an explicit acknowledgment that the products and services the company offers are delivering significant value to customers.
After years of investing in best-of-breed detection and SIEM tools, security operations centers are buried in alerts, giving rise to interest in security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) technologies. Not unlike other security solution categories, many of the vendors in the SOAR space tout similar, if not the exact same, benefits.
Another Black Hat USA is in the books, and anyone leaving the festivities feeling apprehensive about the state of security seems well justified. Whether it was a talk on Internet of Things vulnerabilities, Bluetooth hacks or 5G risks, the show didn’t exactly inspire confidence that businesses are doing all they need to protect their customers and the public at large.