In the first week of August 2020, as I prepped my kids for the start of virtual 7th and 12th grade the following week, I attended my first full virtual conference. Black Hat 2020 turned hard left once it was clear that large live events wouldn’t be happening in the second half of 2020, and what they managed to pull off was nothing short of a miracle. Even if, from an analyst’s perspective, the event was nothing like an in-person event, by all accounts it was incredibly useful for all involved.
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Chief Analyst, Infrastructure Security
In his 25 years of covering the cybersecurity technology market, Jeff has become security market guru. He has a record of accurate market forecasts and a deep understanding of cybersecurity appliance, software, and services markets for endpoint, network, and cloud security—with specific expertise in NGFW, DDoS, and cloud security.
Jeff is an author, speaker, and thought leader in the network security space. He is frequently quoted in the trade and business press, including Businessweek, Forbes, Reuters, Light Reading, and the Wall Street Journal. Jeff also educates the financial community about new markets and technologies and performs due diligence for M&A. He joined Informa Tech (now Omdia) in 2019 when it acquired the remaining Infonetics Research analysts and portfolio from IHS Markit. Jeff was instrumental in building Infonetics’ meticulous research methodologies and business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California in Berkeley, California.
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