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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 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.
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