SOAPA Interview With Hugh Njemanze of Anomali, Part 2

Oltsik-Anomali-SOAPAIt’s great to be back with the SOAPA video series, albeit in a remote format. Nevertheless, I was excited to interview Hugh Njemanze, CEO of Anomali, a leading threat intelligence platform (TIP). In part 2 of our video, Hugh and I yak about:

  • The impact of COVID-19. Hugh agrees that the global pandemic has led to a steep increase in cybercrime activity. Anomali researchers are closely following this, curating COVID-19 specific threat intelligence, and sharing it with customers and the general public. 
  • Security operations technology integration. Back to SOAPA, I mention to Hugh that ESG research indicates that 84% of enterprise organizations are active or somewhat active with security operations technology integration. Anomali sees similar trends and is often integrated with security technologies like SIEM, SOAR, and NGFWs, adding the right threat intelligence for security analysis and process automation.
  • Security operations in the cloud. ESG research says that 58% of organizations prefer to purchase or are willing to purchase cloud-based security operations technologies. That’s fine with cloud-native Anomali. In the early days, Anomali assumed the role of cloud evangelist but Hugh says that SaaS-based TIPs are now mainstream. With the influence of the pandemic, threat intelligence SaaS platforms like Anomali will only gain momentum.
  • The future of security operations. Hugh believes SOAPA has a bright future, driven by the need for more integration, automation, and analytics. Security operations technologies will get simpler and more powerful. 

Many thanks to Hugh and Anomali for participating in the SOAPA video series! Look for more videos soon. 

Topics: Cybersecurity SOAPA