Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown

Chief Security Strategist – EMEA


Duncan Brown is Forcepoint’s Chief Security Strategist for EMEA, and leads the firm’s C-level engagement in the region. He advises customers on business strategy, and how this can be enabled and accelerated through the appropriate application of technology. He acts as adviser and coach to CISOs, CIOs and board executives on risk assessment and mitigation, and aids in the translation of desired business outcomes into technology solutions. He is also a conduit for customer feedback to Forcepoint and helps drive product strategy to meet customer demand. His list of clients includes enterprises, central banks and government organizations. Duncan is a self-confessed GDPR junkie and an advocate of pragmatic privacy in the workplace.

Duncan was formerly IDC’s vice president, European Security Practice, at IDC EMEA and led the firm’s market-leading security research program in Europe. He established and led IDC’s pioneering coverage of the global impact of the GDPR and NIS Directive on technology companies and their customers. His analysis and opinions are widely sought by industry leaders and investors, while his comments on industry trends and developments frequently appear in the leading business and trade publications.

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