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Research Director, Omdia
Member Since: 3/14/2019
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Maxine leads Omdia's cybersecurity research, developing a comprehensive research program to support vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients. Having worked with enterprises across multiple industries in the world of information security, Maxine has a strong understanding of the Office of the CISO, the security challenges CISOs face, and how organizations can look to overcome these challenges.
 
Before rejoining Omdia (as Ovum) in 2018, Maxine spent over two years at the Information Security Forum (ISF) developing research in areas including Protecting the Crown Jewels and Securing Collaboration Platforms. Prior to the ISF, Maxine spent 15 years at Ovum covering topics including security, human capital management, and identity and access management. Maxine has a particular interest in how all the component parts of security combine to make up an organization's security posture. She focuses specifically on the Office of the CISO.
 
Maxine started her career as a software developer in the financial services industry. She gradually progressed into a systems analyst role and then moved into consulting for the financial services and Internet sectors. Maxine is a regular speaker at events and writes a monthly Computer Weekly article covering various aspects of information security.

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On the Radar: IBM Security SOAR Breach Response Enables Data Breach Response

2/4/2021
Data privacy is a bigger issue than ever, with hundreds of varying regulations around the globe dictating the use of personally identifiable information (PII). The IBM Security security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) Breach Response offering helps facilitate a coordinated response across the organization by leveraging case management, automation of manual tasks, and incident response playbooks, which can incorporate a raft of regulations from different countries and regions as part of the response.

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Enterprise Case Study: Innovation and Rapid Response to COVID-19 using ServiceNow Now Platform

1/19/2021
CDL was one of the few companies that had pandemic planning in its business continuity plans. The company had already put capabilities in place to enable remote working well in advance of COVID-19, and these plans, alongside ServiceNows Now Platform, has enabled CDL to continue delivering strong customer service as well as continuing to build on the Now Platform for its future development throughout 2020.

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ServiceNow Pushes for Center Stage Helping Organizations Deal with Changed Priorities from COVID-19

12/7/2020
The appeal of ServiceNows Now Platform is growing across the C-suite as businesses look to better integrate the processes and workflows that guide how employees work across an entire organization. ServiceNow is not the only vendor working on providing such solutions, but the fact that ServiceNows capabilities are based on a single Now Platform, and have a breadth of capabilities for IT and beyond, is a significant advantage.

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The Value of Outbound Email Security Goes Beyond Highly Regulated Industries

12/7/2020
Email will continue to be used to share, sometimes quite casually, sensitive information, both within and beyond the organization, introducing risks that can and should be addressed. In its latest Market Radar, Omdia has assessed four vendors delivering outbound email security Egress, Tessian, Virtru, and Zivver against a set of criteria for what can be expected from such a service.

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Wake Up to Cyber-Espionage

7/17/2020
Cyber-espionage has hit the headlines, with APT29 accused of attempting to steal COVID-19 vaccine development information. Organizations in all sectors should not be surprised that cyber-espionage is real and must be addressed.

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How SolarWinds Busted Up Our Assumptions About Code Signing
Dr. Jethro Beekman, Technical Director,  3/3/2021
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'ObliqueRAT' Now Hides Behind Images on Compromised Websites
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  3/2/2021
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Attackers Turn Struggling Software Projects Into Trojan Horses
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  2/26/2021
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