Rick Holland

CISO and Vice President, Strategy
Rick Holland

Rick has more than 15 years’ experience working in information security. Before joining Digital Shadows, he was a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, providing strategic guidance on security architecture, operations, and data privacy.

Rick also served as an intelligence analyst in the US Army. He is currently the co-chair of the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit and holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Texas, Dallas. Rick regularly speaks at leading security conferences across the globe and has been interviewed by industry and business media including BBC News, CNN, Dark Reading, Motherboard, NPR, The Register and Wall Street Journal.

Recent Posts by Rick Holland

Mapping the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to SearchLight: Eating our own BBQ

September 10, 2019

Back in February, I wrote about how we avoid the term “eat your own dog food” here at Digital Shadows, …

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Surviving and Thriving at Blackhat and DEF CON Summer Camp 2019

July 24, 2019

With BSides, Black Hat and DEF CON (aka Security Summer Camp) fast approaching, I thought I’d do a quick blog …

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Announcing Digital Shadows’ ISO27001 certification

May 7, 2019

I’m pleased to announce that Digital Shadows has recently achieved an important compliance milestone for our customers. After a concerted …

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Photon Research Team Shines Light On Digital Risks

February 13, 2019

I’m very excited to announce the launch of the Digital Shadows’ Photon Research Team. We have decided to bolster our …

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CISO Spotlight: Security Goals and Objectives for 2019

February 7, 2019

I recently joined our ShadowTalk podcast to discuss 2019 planning and prioritization. If you listen, you will notice that I’m …

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Digital Risk Protection: Avoid Blind Spots with a More Complete Risk Picture

July 17, 2018

“Digital Shadows leads the pack for digital risk protection providers.” Digital Shadows’ customers have been telling us this for years, …

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Leveraging the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

April 10, 2018

Today, the 11th edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) has been released. This year’s report includes 53,308 …

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One CISO’s Recommendations for Making the Most of RSA Conference Sessions

April 9, 2018

Last week, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) principal analyst, Jon Oltsik, wrote an article for CSO titled: “RSA Conference: CISOs’ top …

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A New CISO Looking to See How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes

December 12, 2017

Well it is official, I’m now the Chief Information Security Officer here at Digital Shadows. It has been while since …

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Equifax Breach: The Impact For Enterprises and Consumers

September 8, 2017

What we know about the Equifax breach On September 7th, credit reporting agency Equifax announced “a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting …

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