The Evolution & Future of XDR & the SOC – Scott Crawford – ESW #254

Like our interview with Allie Mellen last week (episode 253, check it out also), we have another analyst roundtable here (all ESW hosts are former analysts), discussing one of the hottest new cybersecurity categories – XDR.

This discussion will touch on why the only thing about XDR that was a surprise was maybe the name – we all saw this coming, partly due to the failure of other, less effective products and technologies. Perhaps more interesting will be to get Scott’s thoughts on where we’re going from a macro perspective. Distributed SOC? Automated remediation? Next-gen XDR? Visit for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

The Evolution & Future of XDR & the SOC


Scott Crawford

Scott Crawford – Research Director at 451 Research / S&P Global Market Intelligence


Scott Crawford is an industry analyst and heads the Information Security team at 451 Research, a technology industry analyst firm now part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. He was the first information security officer for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty organization in Vienna, Austria, and served as a senior strategist with IBM Security before joining 451.


Adrian Sanabria

Adrian Sanabria – Senior Research Engineer at CyberRisk Alliance


Adrian is an outspoken researcher that doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable truths. He loves to write about the security industry, tell stories, and still sees the glass as half full.

Katie Teitler

Katie Teitler – Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Axonius


Katie Teitler is a cybersecurity content creator. In her current role with Axonius, she is part of the product marketing team, helping audiences understand the value proposition of cyber asset management as it pertains to risk reduction. In past roles, Katie was an industry analyst, research director, content marketer, and freelance author, and managed content and speakers for InfoSec World, now a flagship offering of the Cyber Risk Alliance.

Tyler Shields

Tyler Shields – CMO at JupiterOne


Tyler advises, guides, and operates high tech startups primarily in the B2B security space. He is a former market analyst, engineer, product manager, marketing leader, and partnership manager. In other words, Tyler builds and grows businesses – in all aspects. He’s a board advisor, angel investor, and board member at multiple firms and an investment advisor for a venture debt business. He loves to play guitar and poker in his free time.


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