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Why Cybersecurity Analytics are Crucial for Modern Data Analysis

Strategy   |   Lucas Moody   |   Mar 25, 2024

Cybersecurity continues to be a central concern for business leaders. Recent survey findings highlight the growing importance of cybersecurity and data privacy, with 51% of 2,800 IT and data leaders acknowledging these as pivotal factors influencing business landscapes in the next three years.

Figure 1 – Thinking about the overall business landscape/marketing environment over the next three years, which of the following do you feel will have the most impact (either positive or negative) on your organization?

At Alteryx, we’re actively addressing security concerns and will continue to do so. Leveraging my background in the cybersecurity field, I recognize the significance of cybersecurity in the face of increasingly sophisticated threats, where artificial intelligence (AI) plays a key role. The landscape is rife with risks, ranging from data breaches exposing sensitive information to covert intellectual property theft, putting organizations in high-stakes situations with far-reaching consequences.

The urgency around cybersecurity isn’t merely speculative; it’s a response to the tangible challenges companies face today. Whether it’s navigating new laws and regulations, dealing with data breaches that expose customer and employee information, or safeguarding against intellectual property theft, the stakes have never been higher. Executives are now prioritizing cybersecurity in decision-making and strategic planning, showcasing a heightened understanding of its importance.

Why security matters when customers adopt Alteryx

As the Chief Information Security Officer at Alteryx, I often engage in decision-making with diligent oversight, not only of our technologies and data but also of our vendors and partners. Key considerations involve the use of data, transmission methods, sharing protocols, and the foundational security principles woven into our platforms.

In a recent discussion on our Alter Everything podcast with Casey Essary of, we explored how Alteryx is integrated within their security organization. The focus was not solely on Alteryx’s commitment to security but on the powerful capabilities of our platform as a data analytics tool. While Alteryx is not branded as a dedicated security tool, the conversation highlighted how our platform empowers security operations by facilitating data-driven decision-making. In a landscape where security organizations manage vast amounts of information and collaborate with many vendors, Alteryx emerges as a valuable asset, aiding organizations in making informed decisions and navigating the complexities of the ever-evolving threat landscape.

When a customer chooses Alteryx, they don’t perceive us merely as a software provider; instead, they recognize us as a vital component of their ecosystem, instrumental in achieving their goals. This acknowledgment underscores why security holds significant importance for us at Alteryx.

Collaborative approach to security: engaging security teams

At Alteryx, we recognize that security is a collective effort, requiring commitment across all levels of the organization. It’s not just the responsibility of the security team; it’s a commitment embraced by every department and team member. Our dedication to security extends beyond mere compliance; it’s embedded in the fabric of our corporate culture.

This commitment aligns with our approach of engaging security early and often. At Alteryx, our team of experts, including red team, security architects, compliance, risk managers, as well as members focused on detection, containment, and monitoring, collaborate synergistically. This collective engagement is imperative for organizations seeking to bolster their security practices, and at Alteryx, we prioritize this approach to ensure the strength and efficiency of our security measures.

Alteryx’s commitment to industry security standards

As part of our ongoing commitment to information security, we proudly hold ISO/IEC 27001 certification, a globally recognized standard for establishing, maintaining, and continually improving an information security management system.

We also hold SOC II Type 2 compliance, providing comprehensive assurance about the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of our systems and data.

As we navigate the ever-changing threat landscape, Alteryx remains steadfast in our commitment to innovation and adaptability to counter emerging security risks. Your trust in our platform drives us to continuously enhance our security measures, ensuring the protection of your data.

The survey results further underscore the critical role of cybersecurity and data privacy in shaping the future of organizations. Explore our Security at Alteryx Whitepaper for an in-depth understanding of our internal information security program.

Your security is not just our priority; it’s the cornerstone of our journey together.

Lucas Moody is Senior VP and Chief Information Security Officer at Alteryx.