Group Vice President, Security & Trust
Frank Dickson is the Group Vice President for IDC’s Security & Trust research practice. In this role, he leads the team that delivers compelling research in the areas of Security Services; Information and Data Security; Endpoint Security; Trust; Governance, Risk & Compliance; Identity & Digital Trust; IoT Security; Network Security; Privacy & Legal Tech; Security Analytics; Video Surveillance; and, New for 2022, Application Security & Fraud. Topically, he provides thought leadership and guidance for clients on a wide range of security topics including 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, including 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.