The Analyst Team
Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies
Rik is a principal analyst in Omdia's IT security and technology team, specializing in cybersecurity technology trends, IT security, compliance, and call recording. Rik provides analysis and insights on market evolution and helps end users determine what type of technology and which vendor they should pursue.
Rik has also worked in Omdia's financial services technology team, with a specialization in capital markets technology. Prior to joining Informa (now Omdia), he worked as an IT journalist, specializing in networking and security. He was also a foreign correspondent in Brazil, where he worked, among others, for the Financial Times and The Economist.
Principal Analyst, Security Operations
Eric supports Omdia's Cybersecurity Operations (SecOps) Intelligence Service research practice, guiding vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients. He provides thought-leading analysis on technologies, trends, and innovations in enterprise security operations centers (SOCs), and specifically the thread detection, investigation, and response (TDIR) lifecycle.
In addition to SecOps, he assists in supporting Omdia’s Infrastructure Security Intelligence Service, contributes to Omdia Cyber’s coverage of mergers, acquisitions, and other overarching market trends in North America, and oversees Omdia Cyber’s social media efforts, including the Omdia research page on Dark Reading.
Eric has been covering, researching, or speaking on topics related to enterprise information technology for approximately 20 years. Prior to joining Omdia (formerly Ovum) in 2019, Eric spent four years at GlobalData (formerly Current Analysis), where his research focused on tracking and analyzing enterprise network security product segments, as well as top-tier enterprise security vendor technology and strategy.
Eric previously spent 15 years as a technology journalist and a multimedia editor at leading B2B publisher TechTarget, most recently serving as executive editor for the Security Media Group. He is a nine-time ASBPE award winner, the B2B publishing industry's most prestigious award for excellence.
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