Research Vice President of Security Strategies
Topic: Cybersecurity Economics
Pete Lindstrom is Research Vice President for Security Strategies. His research is focused on digital security measurement and metrics, digital security economics, and digital security at scale. Mr. Lindstrom is responsible for driving the vision of enabling digital transformation through proper technology risk management that makes efficient and effective economic decisions supported by evidence and outcome analysis leading to a security model that aligns with the 3d platform.
Prior to joining IDC in 2014, Mr. Lindstrom accumulated 25 years of industry experience as an IT auditor, IT security practitioner, and industry analyst. He has extensive and broad expertise with a variety of information security products, but is best known as an authority on cybersecurity economics issues, such as strategic security metrics, estimating risk and return, and measuring security programs. He has also focused on applying core risk management principles to new technologies, architectures, and systems, focusing on the use of virtualization, cloud security, and big data. He has developed the “Four Disciplines of Security Management” (a security operations model), and the “5 Immutable Laws of Virtualization Security,” which was integrated into guidance from the PCI Council.
Mr. Lindstrom is a frequent contributor to popular business and trade publications. He is often quoted in USA Today, WSJ Online, Information Security Magazine, VAR Business, Searchsecurity.com, and CSO Magazine. His columns and articles have appeared in Information Security Magazine, Searchsecurity.com, ISSA Journal, and CSO Online. Additionally, Mr. Lindstrom is a popular speaker at the RSA Security Conference, InfoSec World, ISSA International Conference, and many regional conferences.
In addition, to his extensive industry experience, Mr. Lindstrom served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Notre Dame.