Linda Musthaler

Linda Musthaler is a Principal Analyst with Essential Solutions Corp. which researches the practical value of information technology and how it can make individual workers and entire organizations more productive. Essential Solutions offers consulting services to computer industry and corporate clients to help define and fulfill the potential of IT.


TechDemocracy aims to provide a holistic assessment of cyber risk  

The company’s platform measures the effectiveness of existing tools and offers a consolidated view

As Baby Boomers retire, the shortage of mainframe professionals grows more acute  

People who started their careers when the mainframe was king are retiring in droves, yet this computing platform is still vital to many businesses

Secdo automates alert investigation with preemptive incident response  

Secdo automates alert investigation with preemptive incident response  

The company says its platform cuts incident response time by correlating alerts with endpoint forensic data, instantly revealing the attack chain, root cause, entities involved and damage assessment

Small businesses are prime targets for cyber attacks: SIEM-as-a-service can help

Netsurion’s SIEM-at-the-Edge puts enterprise-level detection and response capabilities in the hands of SMBs

Wandera helps manage the risks a mobile fleet poses to corporate data  

The company offers a secure mobile gateway in the cloud that customers route data through, and a corresponding app that gets installed on end user devices

Corero says its always-on DDoS defense system automatically safeguards service providers  

Legacy approaches and mitigation techniques don’t seem to be capable of fighting off DDoS attacks. Corero claims it can stop them instantaneously

Skyhigh Networks adds threat protection and data loss prevention capabilities to the cloud  

As more corporate data is stored in the cloud, security incidents are no longer isolated to PCs and applications on the network

TopSpin Security deploys realistic deceptions to lure and trap attackers

Deception technology can be effective in detecting an attacker as soon as they begin making moves on the network.

Comodo Certificate Manager relieves the burden of managing security certificates manually  

Some companies have 10,000 or more certificates, and managing them manually is time consuming and error-prone. A management platform can automate certificate discovery and renewal

25% to 30% of users struggle with identifying phishing threats, study says

25% to 30% of users struggle with identifying phishing threats, study says

Some 8 million phishing email messages are opened every day

The FIDO Alliance provides strong authentication for online services  

Passwords are too often stolen, shared or simply too weak to be a solo means of authentication. The FIDO Alliance has developed new protocols that enable strong authentication for online and mobile services.

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