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Frank Dickson

Research Director, Security Products

Frank Dickson is a Research Director within IDC’s Security Products research practice.  In this role, he provides thought leadership and guidance for clients on a wide range of security products including endpoint security, identity and access management, authentication, threat analytics, and emerging products designed to protect transforming architectures and business models. 


Mr. Dickson joins 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 Research Director for Frost & Sullivan, managing its Cyber Security growth partnership practice which included network security, advanced analytics, mobile security, advanced persistent threats, malware, and enterprises’ growing adoption of 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.


  • Master of International Management degree with Distinction from the Thunderbird School of Global Managemen
  • Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science Cum Laude, Operations and Production Management from Arizona State University.


McAfee announced a definitive agreement to acquire Skyhigh Networks. Skyhigh Networks brings into McAfee a cloud security gateway offering with a robust database of control elements for over 25,000 SaaS applications, providing security capa...
CrowdStrike passed a maturation "inflection point," holding its first user conference in San Diego from November 6 to 8. The theme of the event was the application of CrowdStrike's unique "big data" approach to endpoint security and the ben...
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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 analyzes the worldwide endpoint STAP market in 2016 and provides a ranking of the top vendors by total revenue and the leading vendors in each of the three macro-geographic regions. It also examines the market trends and even...
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IDC at RSA 2017 - Security and Digital Transformation

Feb 15, 2017 - San Francisco, CA United States