Fran Howarth

Expert Contributor

Fran Howarth

Practice leader, security

Bloor Research

Practice leader, security, at Bloor Research

Having stumbled into information security through a chance assignment more than 30 years ago consulting on public key infrastructures, security has become a passion. After initially learning the ropes of being an industry analyst with Aberdeen Group, I have continued on this journey and am currently the practice leader for security at Bloor Research, a renowned research and advisory firm. I also contribute to other publications and have recently become an expert contributor for CIO Watercooler, a network for CIOs and leading technologists to share their news and views, and to discuss the challenges facing the industry.

My current areas of focus include gaining greater insight into security operations, digital identity from individuals to the IoT, GRC and digital transformation.