The Cybersecurity Viewpoint: Market Tracker presents an overview of data from the Infrastructure Security, IoT Cybersecurity, and Identity, Authentication, Access Intelligence Services.
The Analyst Team
Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity
Maxine Holt leads the Omdia cybersecurity research, developing a comprehensive research program in this area to support vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients in the areas of infrastructure security, security operations, data security, and identity, authentication, and access
Maxine rejoined Omdia (as Ovum) in 2018, following two years at the Information Security Forum (ISF) developing research in areas including Protecting the Crown Jewels, Securing Collaboration Platforms, and Building Tomorrow’s Security Workforce. Prior to the ISF, Maxine spent 15 years in research at Ovum, including security, having started her career as a software developer in the financial services industry and working in consulting for the financial services and internet sectors. Maxine is a regular speaker at events and contributes articles to high-profile publications in cybersecurity.
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.
Principal Analyst, Data Security, 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 Analyst, Identity, Authentication, Access
Don is Omdia’s Senior Analyst for the cybersecurity team, bringing more than 20 years of research, consulting, and insights experience to his role as a lead analyst in the area of identity, authentication, and access.
Don has provided analyses on smart cards, payment and banking cards, near-field communications (NFC), and contactless credentials. He has presented the findings from his reports at many events and has written feature articles on his areas of expertise for leading journals and publications. Prior to joining Omdia, Don was a telecoms research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, responsible for the firm's broadband services subscription. He was also a marketing consultant at MSI Reports Limited, where he wrote industrial, healthcare, and telecommunications reports. Don has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in business studies from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. He is based in the UK.
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