Is Blockchain Ready for Prime Time?Gartner's Avivah Litan Resets Expectations for What Blockchain Can, Can't Do
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.
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.