Blockchain & Cryptocurrency , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Is Blockchain Ready for Prime Time?

Gartner's Avivah Litan Resets Expectations for What Blockchain Can, Can't Do
Avivah Litan, vice president, Gartner Research

Blockchain is one of 2018's top buzzwords, but - cryptocurrency usage aside - the technology's practical applications are more hype than reality, says Gartner's Avivah Litan. But that doesn't mean blockchain lacks promise.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York Security Summit, Litan discusses:

  • Why so much of today's blockchain discussion is fueled by hype or curiosity;
  • Where blockchain can distinguish itself in practical applications;
  • How organizations realistically should approach this emerging technology.

Litan is a vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner Research. Her areas of expertise include endpoint security; security analytics for cybersecurity and fraud; user and entity behavioral analytics; insider threats; fraud detection; and prevention and identity proofing.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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