Frank Dickson

Frank Dickson

Program VP, Security & Trust, IDC

Frank Dickson is a Program Vice President within IDC’s Security & Trust research practice. In this role, he leads the team that delivers compelling research in the areas of Data Security; Endpoint Security; Future of Trust Agenda; Governance, Risk & Compliance; Identity & Digital Trust; IoT Security; Network Security Products & Strategies; Privacy & Legal Tech; SIEM, Vulnerability Management & Compliance; Tier 2 SOC Analytics; Video Surveillance & Vision Applications; and, New for 2022, Application Security & Fraud. Topically, he provides thought leadership and guidance for clients on a wide range of security products including data security, cloud security, ransomware, and emerging products designed to protect transforming architectures and business models. Mr. Dickson joined IDC with 20 years of industry analyst experience examining a number of interrelated content domains including security, mobile, wireless, telecom, multimedia, computing, and semiconductors. Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Dickson served as a Research Director, managing cybersecurity research practices which included network security, advanced analytics, mobile security, advanced persistent threats, malware, and enterprises’ growing adoption of outsourced security services (e.g., managed and professional security services). Mr. Dickson has also pioneered innovative research for a number of market intelligence firms serving as Vice President of Research, Mobile & Wireless with In-Stat (The NPD Group), founding MultiMedia Intelligence as Chief Research Officer, launching iSuppli’s TMT research practice, and managing Cahners In-Stat Group’s largest research practice (Multimedia) as Vice President of Research.

The State of Cloud Data Security Market

Frank Dickson - IDC, Andy Smith - Laminar  •   • 

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