Understanding & Protecting Against Insider Risk – Joseph Blankenship – ESW #304

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Joseph Blankenship
Vice President, Research Director at Forrester Research

Joseph supports security and risk (S&R) professionals, helping clients develop security strategies and make informed decisions to protect against cyberattacks. As a research director for S&R, he leads the analyst team researching security leadership, the role of the CISO, infrastructure and operations, detection and response, and Forrester’s Zero Trust model of information security. His research focuses on insider threat prevention, security operations, and security management.

His 17 years of security experience include marketing leadership and product marketing roles at Solutionary, McAfee, Vigilar, and IBM (ISS), where he focused on managed security services, consulting services, email security, network security, and compliance. As a marketing leader, Joseph helped align client needs with marketing strategy, messaging, and go-to-market activities while educating users about security strategy. His background also includes extensive experience in the IT, telecommunications, and consulting industries with Nextel, IBM, Philips Electronics, and KPMG.


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