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Merritt Maxim

VP, Research Director

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Merritt leads a team of analysts who provide research and advisory services that address the needs of security and risk professionals. His team focuses on identity and access management (IAM), endpoint security, threat intelligence, and vulnerability management strategies and technologies.

Previously, Merritt was a principal analyst on the security and risk team, focusing on IAM best practices and technologies as well as physical security and internet-of-things (IoT) security. He continues to help clients address their IAM and physical security needs, map out customer requirements and strategies, and navigate the IAM technology and services landscape.

Previous Work Experience

Merritt has over 20 years of product management and product marketing experience in the IAM space, including stints at CA Technologies, Netegrity, Nuance, OpenPages, and RSA Security. Merritt has extensive experience in global go-to-market strategies, product positioning and strategy, competitive analysis, and sales enablement.

Merritt has spoken at industry events such as the RSA Conference, Cloud Identity Summit, and IdentityNorth on a wide range of identity-related topics. He also coauthored the book Wireless Security.

Education

Merritt holds a BA (cum laude, with high honors) in history from Colgate University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Merritt leads a team of analysts who provide research and advisory services that address the needs of security and risk professionals. His team focuses on identity and access management (IAM), endpoint security, threat intelligence, and vulnerability management strategies and technologies.

Previously, Merritt was a principal analyst on the security and risk team, focusing on IAM best practices and technologies as well as physical security and internet-of-things (IoT) security. He continues to help clients address their IAM and physical security needs, map out customer requirements and strategies, and navigate the IAM technology and services landscape.

Previous Work Experience

Merritt has over 20 years of product management and product marketing experience in the IAM space, including stints at CA Technologies, Netegrity, Nuance, OpenPages, and RSA Security. Merritt has extensive experience in global go-to-market strategies, product positioning and strategy, competitive analysis, and sales enablement.

Merritt has spoken at industry events such as the RSA Conference, Cloud Identity Summit, and IdentityNorth on a wide range of identity-related topics. He also coauthored the book Wireless Security.

Education

Merritt holds a BA (cum laude, with high honors) in history from Colgate University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Merritt Maxim's Most Recent Research

Research

The State Of IoT Security, 2021

July 9th, 2021 | Merritt Maxim , Elsa Pikulik

Internet-of-things (IoT) technologies enable process optimization, enhanced product offerings, and transformed customer and employee experiences. However...

10 min read
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Cybersecurity M&A Trends During The Pandemic

Cybersecurity Remains An Attractive Investment Target
June 29th, 2021 | Merritt Maxim , Elsa Pikulik

While the COVID-19 pandemic induced a global macroeconomic downturn, it also boosted enterprise demand for cybersecurity solutions to help deal with the...

7 min read
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Scoring Our 2020 Internet Of Things (IoT) Predictions

Despite Pandemic Impedance, IoT Continues Its Inexorable March

Technologies under the internet-of-things (IoT) umbrella are diverse, misunderstood — and now growing rapidly. In late 2019, we predicted how the coming...

11 min read
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A Practical Guide To A Zero Trust Implementation

Roadmap: The Zero Trust Security Playbook

Zero Trust is becoming the security model of choice for enterprises and governments alike. However, security leaders often don't know where to begin to...

15 min read
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Secure Your Customers And Protect Your Brand

Executive Overview: The Cybersecurity And Privacy Playbook
January 5th, 2021 | Merritt Maxim , Laura Koetzle

Today, CIOs and CTOs are transforming the foundations of their business using a range of technologies. A successful digital transformation must be accompanied...

5 min read