Cybersecurity is in a constant state of flux, and organizations are more invested than ever before in their security people, processes, and technology. The ESG Cybersecurity team works closely with vendors and end-users alike to stay up to date on what organizations are doing, what end-users would like to see, and how the market is changing or adapting to the latest trends. The cybersecurity segment at ESG covers every aspect of an organization's security needs and lifecycle—network, endpoint, cloud, data, services, and much more. Find out how the ESG Cybersecurity team can help arm your organization to succeed in a highly dynamic and saturated marketplace.
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Cybersecurity: cloud infrastructure, cloud applications, endpoint, data
Doug Cahill is a senior analyst covering cybersecurity at Enterprise Strategy Group drawing upon more than 25 years of industry experience across a broad range of cloud, host, and network-based products and markets.
Prior to joining ESG, Doug held executive leadership positions at cloud and endpoint security firms where he launched market leading products and established strategic partnerships. Over the course of his career Doug has served in product management, marketing, and business development roles for storage management, networking, and database vendors, and started his career in IT as a business analyst.
Doug has written for Dark Reading and The Cipher Brief and has been quoted in CyberTrend, The Wall Street Journal, CRN, Network World and other publications.
Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service. With almost 30 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies.
Jon was named one of the top 100 cybersecurity influencers for 2015 by Onalytica, and is active as a committee member of the Cybersecurity Canon, a project dedicated to identifying a list of must-read books for all cybersecurity practitioners.
Often quoted in the business and technical press, Jon also publishes articles on The Cipher Brief, a digital, security-based conversation platform that connects the private sector with the world’s leading security experts, and is also engaged in cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology discussions within the U.S. government.
Principal Analyst Christina Richmond covers cybersecurity services at ESG, drawing on more than 20 years in the technology industry. Christina has studied routes to market through channels and distribution alliances across the entire infrastructure spectrum and more recently managed a worldwide cybersecurity services research practice.
From Delhi to Dublin and across North America, Christina enjoys sharing strategic guidance with companies ranging from startups to established enterprises, spanning vendors, large systems integrators, communication service providers, and consulting firms. Of particular interest to Christina are services that drive assessment and rationalization of existing security tools as companies migrate to the digital and cloud-driven future. As this industrial revolution progresses, legacy challenges like lack of resources and exponential growth of alerts, incidents, and breaches daunt organizations’ best efforts to manage security effectively and negotiate business against risk. Christina is fascinated by security as a service, incident readiness and response services, managed detection and response (MDR) capabilities, and how hiring more women in cybersecurity could potentially reduce resource shortages.
Senior Analyst Dave Gruber covers endpoint security, application security, and email security at ESG, where he helps product marketing and management leaders develop winning strategies in these highly competitive markets.
Prior to ESG, Dave held executive leadership roles at successful endpoint and application security companies, most recently as the VP of Product Marketing at Carbon Black through its IPO and as VP of Products at Black Duck Software (acquired by Synopsys) where he led product marketing and product management.
In his current analyst role, Dave researches CISOs’ and security teams’ most pressing needs, working together with endpoint, application, and email security vendors to develop successful product and go-to-market strategies, positioning, and messaging. Building on a strong technical background with early roles in enterprise application development, Dave became interested in figuring out why some products were more successful than others, which eventually led him to senior roles in software product management and product marketing.
Dave holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maine.
ESG Analyst John Grady covers network security at ESG. John leverages over 15 years of IT vendor and analyst experience to help clients identify and quantify key market trends to facilitate data-driven business decisions.
Prior to ESG, John spent four years at Symantec, where he was responsible for developing market insights in support of product, go-to-market, and executive stakeholders. Previous to that, John worked as an analyst covering network, web, and email protection, leading initial research initiatives on then-emerging areas such as advanced threat prevention and DDoS. As an analyst, he has also focused on infrastructure channels, assessing and advising on the go-to-market strategies of IT vendors, especially from an indirect perspective.
John has been quoted in Network World, CSO, eWeek, and Investor’s Business Daily, among other publications. He holds a B.A. in History from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.
Enterprise Mobility, Identity, Mobile Security
Mark Bowker is a senior analyst responsible for the enterprise mobility, identity, and mobile security coverage at ESG. Leveraging 20+ years of IT industry experience, Mark researches what it takes to support today’s workforce as seen through both IT and end user lenses.
Fascinated by the transformation in workforce behavior brought about by mobility, and how businesses are embracing mobility-enabled workflows and processes, Mark’s research spans alternative desktop, application, and data delivery strategies to enterprise mobility management technology, mobility’s impact on IT and business, and the broader IT vendor marketplace.
Jack Poller is a senior validation analyst in the cybersecurity practice at Enterprise Strategy Group drawing upon more than 25 years of industry experience across a broad range of storage, networking, and cloud-based products and markets.
Prior to joining ESG, Jack held marketing and marketing consulting positions at storage and networking startups. Jack’s formative years in the industry were spent as a software and hardware engineer, developing 3D graphics, storage, and networking systems. He holds bachelor degrees in Applied Math and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from the Leavy School of Business at Santa Clara University.