Mark Child is research manager for IDC’s European Security group. Mark has a specific focus on Endpoint Security and Identity and Digital Trust (IDT), and also monitors innovation in 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 is also the security research lead for Central and Eastern Europe. Among his duties within the European team, Mark manages research projects including in-depth security market studies, trackers, end-user research, white papers, 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 speaker at IDC events, as well as at custom events and webcasts for security vendors, and also supports IDC's global products, such as the security spending guide and security futurescapes.
Mark Child has been with IDC since 2004. Prior to joining IDC, he worked at the Prague Business Journal and market research firm NFO AISA.