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Anton Chuvakin
Research VP and Distinguished Analyst
5+ years with Gartner
17 years IT industry

Anton Chuvakin is a Research VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner's GTP Security and Risk Management group. Before Mr. Chuvakin joined Gartner, his job responsibilities included security product management, evangelist… Read Full Bio

On Operational Excellence

by Anton Chuvakin  |  November 28, 2018

So I spent much of last week reading a book about Second World War called “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won.“ You do not have to be a history buff to like it, since it is both intellectually interesting and fun to read, most of the time. The […]

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Is Encryption an NTA / NIDS / NFT Apocalypse?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  November 16, 2018

Here is a funny one: does pervasive traffic encryption KILL Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) dead? Well, OK, not truly “kill it dead,” but push it back to 2002 when it was called “N-BAD” [“a coincidence? I think not”] and was solely Layer-3/flow/netflow-based. Back then, it was considered either a niche security technology or a luxury […]

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Our “How to Operate and Evolve a SIEM Solution” Publishes

by Anton Chuvakin  |  November 7, 2018

We just published the second part of our SIEM guidance, “How to Operate and Evolve a SIEM Solution.” Our readers may recognize some of the content from our world-famous “Security Information and Event Management Architecture and Operational Processes,” but for the second part more has changed, including the way we organized SIEM operation guidance. The […]

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Let’s Go Fight IT for Logs? Agents? Taps?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  November 1, 2018

This is a depressing post about security in the real world (what … another one?) In any case, we are having those enlightened debates about log analysis (via SIEM/UEBA), network security monitoring (via NTA or, if you’d like, NDR), endpoint detection (via EDR) and overall about SOC. Even threat hunting comes up. All very exciting! […]

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My Top 7 Popular Gartner Blog Posts for October 2018

by Anton Chuvakin  |  November 1, 2018

Most popular blog posts from my Gartner blog during the past month are: Our Security Orchestration and Automation (SOAR) Paper Publishes (SOAR research) – for some reason, this paper keeps sitting on top of the list, for months. Network Anomaly Detection Track Record in Real Life? (NTA research) Popular SIEM Starter Use Cases (SIEM research) […]

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2019 Planning Guide for Security and Risk Management

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 30, 2018

Our team has released our annual security planning guide: “2019 Planning Guide for Security and Risk Management.” Every Gartner GTP customer should go and read it (in fact, the above link requires just such a subscription) The abstract states: “Security teams find it difficult to keep up with change, especially because the vendor security solution […]

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NTA: The Big Step Theory

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 25, 2018

Let’s come back from the world where the endpoint won the detection and response wars to this one. As we are ramping up our NTA (but, really, broader NDR for network-centric detection and response) research one mystery has to be resolved. What motivates some organizations to actually deploy NTA (usually one particular NTA vendor technology […]

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Security Architecture Frameworks – Yay or Nay?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 24, 2018

This post is about a topic that few of us ponder often: security architecture frameworks. We have some exciting research plans in this area, hence this blog series. Perhaps one can say that dumb people think of boxes, smart people think of processes, wise people think of architectures? OK, I just made it up, so […]

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Anonymous Guest Post: More Vendor Briefing Advice

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 22, 2018

A little bird landed on my desk, and it had the below clutched in its little beak. The text looks like it was written by a fellow analyst: Dear Vendor: Thanks so much for your briefing today. You obviously put a lot of work into your slide deck. However, you forgot that here in Gartner […]

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Our “How to Architect and Deploy a SIEM Solution” Publishes

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 18, 2018

We just published our “How to Architect and Deploy a SIEM Solution” paper. Avid readers of our research will recognize that some of the content actually comes from our world-famous “Security Information and Event Management Architecture and Operational Processes.” It was updated a few times – last in 2016, and then has gotten too obese […]

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