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.

3 ways COVID-19 is changing CISO priorities

Toward a common UI for security operations

Toward a common UI for security operations

New dashboards and visualization tools could improve personnel training, and SOC productivity while streamlining security operations.

RSA 2020: 7 trends and takeaways

RSA 2020: 7 trends and takeaways

Attendance down, costs up, and lots of tech talk

Cybersecurity spending trends, 2020

Cybersecurity spending trends, 2020

Spending is up, but perhaps not in the most needed areas, increased business leader involvement brings new challenges, while vertical industries have different requirements and priorities.

Remembering Chris Christensen

Remembering Chris Christensen

The long-time cybersecurity analyst is gone but not forgotten.

5 ways to cope with the cybersecurity skills shortage (that don't involve hiring)

5 ways to cope with the cybersecurity skills shortage (that don't involve hiring)

Unable to hire their way out of cybersecurity staffing problems, CISOs are turning to process automation, advanced analytics, and third-party services, among other methods.

Moving security operations to the cloud

Moving security operations to the cloud

New ESG research finds organizations are aggressively replacing on-premises security analytics and operations technologies with cloud-based alternatives. The shift comes with both short-term wins and strategic benefits.

5 security operations and analytics trends to watch in 2020

5 security operations and analytics trends to watch in 2020

Look for more integration, an increasing focus on risk management, and greater use of the public cloud.

A common user interface for security operations?

A common user interface for security operations?

Why it's time to change how security analysts visualize, manipulate, interact with, and act upon security telemetry.

4 big changes coming to cybersecurity in 2020 and beyond

4 big changes coming to cybersecurity in 2020 and beyond

The pace of technology and market changes will pick up in 2020, impacting security technologies, innovation, investment, and the industry at large.

3 actions to take during cybersecurity awareness month

3 actions to take during cybersecurity awareness month

Based on recent research, improving cybersecurity awareness among business executives, CIOs, and, yes, infosec professionals should be a goal for any organization.

Cyber-risk management is about to get easier

Cyber-risk management is about to get easier

New continuous automated penetration and attack testing (CAPAT) tools will help CISOs better see where they are vulnerable and prioritize remediation actions.

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