Security and convenience are mutually exclusive. With vendors putting an emphasis on functionality and convenience rather than information security, cybercriminals are incessantly exploring avenues to exploit vulnerabilities within smart home products in order to steal valuable data
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Senior Analyst, IoT Cybersecurity
Tanner primarily works in the areas of IoT cybersecurity and data security capabilities. Tanner provides insight into the unique challenges of these domains, recognizing that they represent both the first and last lines of defense in cybersecurity.
After attaining a graduate degree in defense and strategic studies, Tanner spent a decade as an analyst within the aerospace and defense fields covering services, intelligence, and cyber operations. Following that experience, Tanner pursued additional knowledge on the growing realm of cybersecurity, resulting in his completion of a master’s degree in the field. Upon transitioning to Omdia, Tanner focuses his attention on the various segments of his respective coverage areas. He adopts a multi-lens approach, seeking to divide the market into various segments including domains of protection, security technologies deployed, vertical market applications, and regional growth trends.
Senior Research Associate
Matthew Ong primarily prepares research and analysis work in the enterprise, consumer, and service provider market sectors. His projects range from: data collection on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, enhancement of market trackers, and data analysis and presentation. He also contributes to the monthly analysis and dissection of IoT case studies.
He joined the legacy IHS Markit business in May 2019. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Kansas in the United States and worked as a financial services consultant at EY (US) and PwC (Malaysia) in the banking and technology sectors. As a Senior Research Associate at Omdia, his focus areas are IoT, smart cities, and media.
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