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Mark Child

Research Manager, Software, Central and Eastern Europe

Mark Child is IDC’s Security Practice Lead for Central and Eastern Europe and is also the CEE Research Manager for Software and Enterprise Applications. His research focuses on areas such as innovation in current security technologies and the emergence of new security approaches, and how these can help organizations address the challenges of information security as both infrastructure and threats evolve. Mark manages research projects including in-depth security market studies, trackers, end-user research, and custom consulting. He is also responsible for agenda creation for one of IDC's most successful event series, the CEE Security Roadshow. Mark is a regular keynote speaker at IDC events, particularly in the security area, and also supports IDC's global initiatives, such as the security spending guide.

Mark has been with IDC since 2004. Prior to joining IDC, he worked at the Prague Business Journal and market research firm NFO AISA. He holds a B.Sc. in Biology and Geography from the University of Brighton.
 

As software engineering shifts from waterfall to agile and continuous delivery, organizations are clamoring for a workforce that fathoms application security (AppSec). While Checkmarx already had a strong education component in its code rev...
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This study describes the market for endpoint security software in Central and Eastern Europe (excluding Russia), detailing vendor market shares for 2017, as well as the trends and drivers shaping the market. In a region that is home to some...
This IDC presentation provides IDC's top ten 2018 predictions for analytics and information management in the CEE region."Data analytics is undergoing a huge transformation based on machine learning — the key automation enabler. Automation ...
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