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 Rik Turner

Profile of Rik Turner

Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, Omdia
Member Since: 7/28/2016
News & Commentary Posts: 64
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Rik is a principal analyst in Omdia's IT security and technology team, specializing in cybersecurity technology trends, IT security, compliance, and call recording.  He provides analysis and insight on market evolution and helps end users determine what type of technology and which vendor they should be pursuing.

Rik has also worked in Omdia's financial services technology team, with a specialization in capital markets technology. Prior to joining Omdia, he worked as an IT journalist, specializing in networking and security, and as a foreign correspondent in Brazil, where he worked, among others, for the Financial Times and The Economist.

Articles by Rik Turner
posted in January 2021

On the Radar: SecureAge Delivers File-level Encryption on the Endpoint

SecureAge Technology is a Singapore-based cybersecurity company with a product portfolio that spans data, endpoint, and network security. Omdia sees an opportunity for smaller vendors like SecureAge, who are not yet household names, to prosper with products that are differentiated by the strength of their security offering, its ease of use, and its manageability.

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On the Radar: Sonrai Security Delivers Cloud Permissions Management

Sonrai Security offers a cloud permissions management (CPM) platform that surveys the access entitlements across a companys cloud data stores, recommends where they should be curtailed, and takes remedial action either through escalations or in an automated fashion if the customer so desires. Omdia was impressed with Sonrai Digs simplicity of deployment and with Sonrais straightforward charging mechanism.

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Cloud and Security are Hot in 2021, but Cloud Security is Incandescent

Lacework raises an impressive $525 million in a funding round, while Red Hat spends an undisclosed amount on container security vendor StackRox, with a particular focus on Kubernetes (K8s) security, and F5 splashes out $500 million for edge app platform start-up Volterra. All these developments in the first week of 2021 put cloud and security front and center for the coming year, but also show that the place where these two trends intersect (i.e., cloud security), is at the epicenter of investment priorities for this year.

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On the Radar: Ermetic Uses Identity to Limit Permissions in the Cloud

Ermetic provides security for data stores, databases, and some compute instances in the infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service (IaaS and PaaS) delivery modes of cloud computing. It does this with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that refers to a companys identity and cloud infrastructures to manage the access rights granted both to human users and systems (applications, services, etc.). Omdia calls this emerging class of technology cloud permissions management (CPM).

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All versions of Apache Santuario - XML Security for Java prior to 2.2.3 and 2.1.7 are vulnerable to an issue where the "secureValidation" property is not passed correctly when creating a KeyInfo from a KeyInfoReference element. This allows an attacker to abuse an XPath Transform to extract...
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PUBLISHED: 2021-09-19
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PUBLISHED: 2021-09-18
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