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Blue Lava Recognized for Cybersecurity Performance Management and Cybersecurity Maturity Assessments in Three Gartner Hype Cycles


Blue Lava Recognized for Cybersecurity Performance Management and Cybersecurity Maturity Assessments in Three Gartner Hype Cycles

Menlo Park, California, July 12, 2021 — Blue Lava, the first security program management platform built by and for chief information security officers (CISOs), is honored to be mentioned four times across three 2021 Gartner Hype Cycles: Cyber and IT Risk Management, Oil and Gas, and Education.

Gartner highlighted Blue Lava’s Cybersecurity Performance Management capabilities by affirming their ability to address and support key drivers in cybersecurity budget and investment needs through articulate reporting. In addition, Gartner cited Blue Lava’s Cybersecurity Maturity Assessments features as being capable of streamlining the evaluation of an organization’s cybersecurity program. Blue Lava was listed among major players in the traditional assessment space.

Gartner’s Hype Cycle reports are recognized as an easy way for organizations to navigate through the fanfare surrounding innovation cycles, providing a curated view of emerging technologies and services along with their development stage and benefits to end-users. Gartner breaks the innovations down into a cycle noting that most new and emerging technologies and services advance through a sequence starting with over-enthusiasm (hype), followed by eventual mainstream adoption. Gartner charts it all along the way.

Gartner mentions that a common obstacle to cybersecurity professionals is that maturity assessments only measure the implementation of technology and controls. Blue Lava specifically has built a maturity model around people, processes, and technology. This core competency has been a focus of Blue Lava since its founding. The ability to effectively and efficiently measure the current state of a program and then use that critical data to determine potential under and over investments is essential to building a successful security program.

Gartner also identified Blue Lava in the Cybersecurity Performance Management category as it is expected to reach a plateau in the innovation phase of the cycle within two to five years. This indicates these technologies are not only among the earliest adopted but are quickly moving toward becoming commonplace in the future.

Being listed as both an emerging player and one with a mature offering provides further validation as it represents both innovation and persistent growth. In essence, Blue Lava has been proven to solve today’s problems while setting users up for future success.

“We are honored to be named in the 2021 Gartner Hype Cycles,” said Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), co-founder and President of Blue Lava. “Being recognized by Gartner is a critical affirmation of our capabilities. It is clear our company, team members, and customers validate that we are headed in the right direction.”

Blue Lava is designed to help CISOs communicate the business value of security and secure budget dollars in the boardroom. Built on a community-sourced model by experienced security professionals, Blue Lava guides security leaders to measure, optimize, and communicate their security program quickly, confidently, and aligned to business objectives.

Blue Lava is dedicated to solving security program management challenges and supporting the continuous process that enables security leaders to ensure they optimize their program’s maturity. It has been met with resounding success to its customers. Accordingly, the platform’s unique framework has positioned the company for sharp market growth and expansion opportunities.

About Blue Lava

Blue Lava manages the business of security. Built by a team of tenured security operators, Blue Lava is the industry’s first security program management platform, guiding CISOs to measure, optimize, and communicate their program with confidence and ease. Blue Lava has built long-term relationships with customers, earning the trust of executive teams across various industries, from small businesses to global enterprises.