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Robert Westervelt

Research Manager, Security Products

Robert Westervelt is a Research Manager within IDC’s Security Products group. He provides insight and thought leadership in the areas of cloud security, mobile security, and security related to the Internet of Things (IoT). Rob is also responsible for research and analysis around a wide range of evolving security markets, including endpoint security, security and vulnerability management (SVM), and identity and access management (IAM).


Prior to joining IDC, Rob was senior editor at The Channel Company where he led the information security news coverage, reporting on threats, vulnerabilities and technology trends impacting the security market for CRN. He also served as news director for TechTarget's information security publications, where he coordinated coverage of security topics and industry conferences. Additionally, he managed the news coverage and direction of Information Security magazine, where he produced podcasts, videos and other multimedia to support engaging technology packages for chief information security officers and other IT security professionals.


  • Journalism degree from the University of Connecticut
  • Served in the U.S. Air Force
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This IDC study outlines the worldwide security products and services top 10 predictions for 2018."The promise of analytics-driven security has begun to arrive as product and service vendors begin to reach competency in analytic platform dev...
This IDC study provides our global IoT team's assessment of the continued maturation of the Internet of Things and the issues that you and your organization should consider in the short term and longer term as you enter 2018."The Internet o...
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IDC at RSA 2017 - Security and Digital Transformation

Feb 15, 2017 - San Francisco, CA United States