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Omdia Analyst Summit 2023 Highlight: Why Digital Dependence Demands Digital Resilience

Omdia Cybersecurity Senior Research Director Maxine Holt shares Omdia’s definition of digital resilience and why the concept has become critical to successful enterprise digital dependence.

Maxine Holt

November 21, 2023

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The era of digital dependence is upon us, which means enterprises can’t simply extend existing capabilities into the digital realm – the digital realm has become the process, and everything in business revolves around it, including cybersecurity. 

In this highlight video from her keynote from the 2023 Omdia Analyst Summit at Black Hat USA, Omdia Cybersecurity Senior Research Director Maxine Holt explains the concept of digital resilience and why cyber-resilience, the ability to overcome cybersecurity challenges, is critically important in managing cybersecurity adversity for the success of the organization.  

About the speaker: Maxine Holt leads the Omdia cybersecurity research group and is the lead architect of the Omdia Cybersecurity Ecosystem. Her team delivers a comprehensive cybersecurity research program to support vendors, service providers, and enterprise clients. Maxine also leads the Omdia Analyst Summit at the high-profile Black Hat event series. 

Maxine has spent her entire career as an IT and security professional. She has been at Omdia since 2018, following a spell at the Information Security Forum (ISF), developing thought-leading security research for ISF members. Before ISF, Maxine spent 15 years in research at Ovum, starting her career as a software developer in the financial services industry and consulting for the financial services and internet sectors. Maxine is a regular event speaker and contributes articles to high-profile publications in cybersecurity. 

About the Author(s)

Maxine Holt

Research Director, Omdia

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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