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.

4 steps to better security hygiene and posture management

Why XDR must include MDR

Why XDR must include MDR

Technology alone isn't enough; organizations need help with security operations.

XDR is coming: 5 steps CISOs should take today

XDR is coming: 5 steps CISOs should take today

Beyond threat detection and response, CISOs should think of XDR as an opportunity to modernize the SOC, automating processes, and improving staff productivity. Here's your XDR game plan for 2021.

The most important cybersecurity topics for business executives

The most important cybersecurity topics for business executives

Data privacy, current cyberthreats, and cybersecurity culture and training top the list, but are these the right priorities?

4 ways security has failed to become a boardroom issue

4 ways security has failed to become a boardroom issue

New research finds that despite being more engaged with cybersecurity, business executives and board members continue to view cybersecurity as a technology domain rather than a business concern.

Why 2021 will be a big year for deception technology

Why 2021 will be a big year for deception technology

New use cases, MITRE Shield support, and greater awareness will drive market growth and penetration.

Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month worth it?

Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month worth it?

Cybersecurity awareness month has never gained traction beyond academia and the public sector. It’s time for all parties to commit or quit.

5 persistent challenges security pros face

5 persistent challenges security pros face

Highlights from the fourth annual “Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals” report

The cybersecurity skills shortage is getting worse

The cybersecurity skills shortage is getting worse

New research from ESG and ISSA illustrates a lack of advancement in bridging the cybersecurity skill shortage gap.

Bracing for the security data explosion

Bracing for the security data explosion

Organizations must prepare for collecting, processing, analyzing, and acting upon terabytes of security data.

3 XDR market challenges

3 XDR market challenges

XDR is a promising concept, but XDR vendors face deployment challenges and competition on several fronts.

10 security changes post-COVID-19

10 security changes post-COVID-19

CISOs must anticipate burgeoning needs for distributed security scale, intelligence, and self-service.

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