Senior Cyber Security Research Director,
Maxine Holt leads the Omdia cybersecurity research team and is the lead architect of the Omdia Cybersecurity Ecosystem. Maxine’s team delivers a comprehensive cybersecurity research program to support vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients in the areas of: data security; identity, authentication, access; infrastructure security; security operations; enterprise security management; IoT security; and emerging cybersecurity. Furthermore, Maxine leads the program and delivery for the Omdia Analyst Summit at the high-profile Black Hat series of events, alongside Omdia content for leading cybersecurity industry publication Dark Reading.
Maxine rejoined Omdia (as Ovum) in 2018, following two years at the Information Security Forum (ISF) developing thought-leading security research for ISF Members. Prior to the ISF, Maxine spent 15 years in research at Ovum, 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.