Christopher Kissel is a research director in IDC’s Security Products group, responsible for cybersecurity technology analysis, emerging trends, and market share reporting. Mr. Kissel’s primary research areas are identity access management (IAM) and security and vulnerability management (SVM) platforms. Cybersecurity extends beyond on-premises solutions, and the emphasis of Mr. Kissel’s research will be on the establishment of identity across heterogeneous networks (including cloud environment), and the role of analytics pertaining to SVM.