Jon Oltsik

Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service. With almost 30 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies.

Jon was named one of the top 100 cybersecurity influencers for 2015 by Onalytica, and he is active as a committee member of the Cybersecurity Canon, a project dedicated to identifying a list of must-read books for all cybersecurity practitioners. Often quoted in the business and technical press, Jon also publishes articles on The Cipher Brief, a digital, security-based conversation platform that connects the private sector with the world’s leading security experts, and is also engaged in cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology discussions within the U.S. government.

Trend Micro shines a light on its new cybersecurity solutions

Splunk lays out its cybersecurity vision

Splunk lays out its cybersecurity vision

At Splunk .Conf 2018, we learned how the company continues to expand its cybersecurity footprint, work with industry partners, and commit to customer success.

Cloudy future for security analytics

Cloudy future for security analytics

Greater data volumes are driving an architectural change, forcing security analytics to the cloud.

Form factor wars: Cloud-based or on-premises security technologies?

Form factor wars: Cloud-based or on-premises security technologies?

While most organizations are willing to consider cloud-based or on-premises security solutions, nearly one-third still demand the control associated with on-premises.

5 biggest cybersecurity challenges at smaller organizations

5 biggest cybersecurity challenges at smaller organizations

Manual processes, security complexity, and a lack of support from business management plague small and midsize businesses (SMBs).

CISOs recommend future actions for their organizations

CISOs recommend future actions for their organizations

More security goals for the business, formal security processes, and increased training top the list of recommendations from chief information security officers.

The most important attributes of a cybersecurity platform

The most important attributes of a cybersecurity platform

A cybersecurity platform should have coverage across major threat vectors, central management, and technologies for prevention, detection, and response in any security platform.

The transition toward enterprise-class cybersecurity vendors

The transition toward enterprise-class cybersecurity vendors

Information security professionals working at enterprise organizations want to work with vendors that have experience with business/IT initiatives and industry knowledge.

What are small organizations doing about cybersecurity?

What are small organizations doing about cybersecurity?

Firms with 50 to 499 employees are spending more money, purchasing security product suites, and outsourcing security tasks to MSSPs.

The state of cybersecurity at small organizations

The state of cybersecurity at small organizations

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are being compromised due to human error, ignorance, and apathy.

Take-aways from Black Hat USA 2018

Take-aways from Black Hat USA 2018

Black Hat USA 2018 had record crowds, revealed a growing attack surface, and proved we have lots of work ahead.

Cisco buys Duo Security to address a ‘new’ security perimeter

Cisco buys Duo Security to address a ‘new’ security perimeter

Cisco's acquisition of Duo Security opens many new IAM and cloud security opportunities for Cisco, but additional work remains.

Load More