Kieron Allen hosts Chris Hughes, host of the cybersecurity channel, to review the Cybersecurity Top 10 companies and explain how the cybersecurity analysts — CISOs Chris Hughes, Robert Wood, and Frank Domizio as well as CIO Kenny Mullican — named the companies on this list.
00:50 — The Cybersecurity Top 10 is the Acceleration Economy approach to providing a list of companies doing innovative, impactful work in the industry and taking a new approach to old problems or newly evolving problems. With the Top 10 list, the cybersecurity analysts will provide insight into what these companies are doing, why it’s interesting, and why you should be paying attention to them.
01:16 — What does it take for a company to be part of the Cybersecurity Top 10? The analysts look at the most relevant threats, the most malicious attacks, and which companies are taking new, innovative approaches to addressing them.
01:48 — There are some specific qualities that the analysts looked for in the companies they selected. “It comes down to leveraging modern technology to tackle modern problems,” Chris explains. The companies on the list look at problems involving software supply chain security, open source, software governance, and regulatory and compliance challenges. These companies are starting to use innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), cloud, automation, and more to drive down risk for organizations that are using these vendors.
Which companies are the most important vendors in cybersecurity? Click here to see the Acceleration Economy Top 10 Cybersecurity Shortlist, as selected by our expert team of practitioner-analysts.
02:24 — The Acceleration Economy cybersecurity analysts will be covering these companies to give customers more insights. Chris acknowledges how it can be difficult to sift through the “noise” coming from so many vendors. For instance, how does a consumer sort out all of the solutions and determine who can actually help? Who has the right innovative approaches that can provide value to your organization? The analysts will enable customers to have a better understanding of which companies they should be considering.
03:24 — The Top 10 lists are building off of the work that Bob Evans has done with the Cloud Wars Top 10, of which the ranking is often updated. How often will the Cybersecurity Top 10 be updated? Although there isn’t a defined frequency yet, the analysts will evaluate the list on an ongoing basis throughout the year, taking current industry trends and approaches into consideration.
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