The Analyst Team
Principal Analyst, Enterprise Security Management
Curtis Franklin Jr. is a Principal Analyst at Omdia, focusing on enterprise security management. Curtis has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. He has been on staff and contributed to technology-industry publications including BYTE, ComputerWorld, CEO, Enterprise Efficiency, ChannelWeb, Network Computing, InfoWorld, PCWorld, Dark Reading, and ITWorld.com on subjects ranging from mobile enterprise computing to enterprise security and wireless networking.
Previously, he was senior editor of Dark Reading, editor of Light Reading's Security Now and executive editor, technology, at InformationWeek where he was also executive producer of InformationWeek's online radio and podcast episodes.
Curtis is the author of thousands of articles, the co-author of five books, and has been a frequent speaker at computer and networking industry conferences across North America and Europe. His most recent books, Cloud Computing: Technologies and Strategies of the Ubiquitous Data Center, and Securing the Cloud: Security Strategies for the Ubiquitous Data Center, with co-author Brian Chee, are published by Taylor and Francis.
When he's not writing, Curtis is a painter, photographer, cook, and multi-instrumentalist musician. He is active in running, amateur radio (KG4GWA), the MakerFX maker space in Orlando, FL, and is a certified Florida Master Naturalist.
Senior Director, Cybersecurity
Maxine Holt leads the Omdia cybersecurity research group and is the lead architect of the Omdia Cybersecurity Ecosystem. Her team delivers a comprehensive cybersecurity research program to support vendors, service providers, and enterprise clients. Maxine also leads the Omdia Analyst Summit at the high-profile Black Hat event series.
Maxine has spent her entire career as an IT and security professional. She has been at Omdia since 2018, following a spell at the Information Security Forum (ISF), developing thought-leading security research for ISF members. Before ISF, Maxine spent 15 years in research at Ovum, starting her career as a software developer in the financial services industry and consulting for the financial services and internet sectors. Maxine is a regular event speaker and contributes articles to high-profile publications in cybersecurity.
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Awareness Training and Behavior Change
Report / 08 Jun 2022 / Curtis Franklin
Organizational appreciation of the value of cybersecurity awareness training is growing. This Executive Summary provides an overview of what cybersecurity awareness training sets out to do and the forces driving its development.
Fundamentals of cybersecurity awareness training
Report / 23 Mar 2022 / Curtis Franklin
Organizational appreciation of the value of cybersecurity awareness is growing, and the demand for cybersecurity awareness training is growing apace. This report describes what cybersecurity awareness training sets out to do and the forces driving its development. It also enumerates the criteria that the upcoming Omdia comparative report on cybersecurity awareness training will use to review and rank the products included in the comparison.
The Great Return sparks a need for cybersecurity awareness training
Analyst Opinion / 27 Apr 2022 / Curtis Franklin
The “Great Return” is underway as employees begin to return to the office. What does this mean for training on cybersecurity? Omdia sees the new hybrid workforce as the new reality that cybersecurity teams must train and protect.
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