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

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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WannaCry: The Early 2000s Called, They Want Their Worms Back

May 12, 2017

Earlier today it was revealed that the United Kingdom’s National Health Service was targeted by ransomware known as “WannaCry.” Sixteen …

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Two Ways to Effectively Tailor Your Intelligence Products

January 17, 2017

In my previous blog, “Trump and Intelligence: 6 ways to deal with challenging intelligence consumers,” I focused on six ways …

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Trump and Intelligence: 6 Ways To Deal With Challenging Intelligence Consumers

January 4, 2017

It is no secret the President Elect Trump is skeptical of the Intelligence Community (IC). He has openly questioned Russia/US …

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