RESEARCH PAPER: Cybersecurity In The Edge Era – A Practitioner’s Guide

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - March 23, 2020

In today's world, business intelligence is the fuel that drives digital transformation. Business intelligence starts with raw data, generated at "the edge" by devices and sensors that make up the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The exponential growth of IoT and IIoT has created a corresponding explosion of growth in data generated in the wild.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Intelligence Drives Most Successful Digital Transformations
  • Successful Digital Transformation Requires Equal Parts Technology And People
  • Security At The Edge Is Critical
  • Zero Trust Is A Multidimensional Journey
  • Cybersecurity Readiness - How Ready Is Your Organization
  • Tying It All Together: Fully Embracing Digital Transformation With Confidence
  • Everything As A Service, Even Security
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: The Data Journey And Intelligence-Driven Outcomes
  • Figure 2: The Elements Of A Cybersecurity Framework
  • Figure 3: Cybersecurity Capability And Maturity Model

Companies Cited:

  • Aruba
  • HPE
  • National Institute For Security And Technology
Matthew Kimball
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Matt Kimball is a Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analyst covering servers and storage. Matt’s 25 plus years of real-world experience in high tech spans from hardware to software as a product manager, product marketer, engineer and enterprise IT practitioner.  This experience has led to a firm conviction that the success of an offering lies, of course, in a profitable, unique and targeted offering, but most importantly in the ability to position and communicate it effectively to the target audience.

Patrick Moorhead
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.