Alissa Knight is a senior analyst with Aite Group's cybersecurity practice. Ms. Knight covers cybersecurity in financial services and healthcare, serving as a thought leader and trusted advisor to financial institutions, established technology vendors, startups, and venture capital firms. She provides actionable recommendations to clients by producing research papers, speaking at conferences, interacting with clients, and leading consulting engagements as a purveyor of research and advisory services on the contemporary IT risk management topics that matter most.
Ms. Knight's most recent research has been in the cybersecurity of point-of-sale systems, data loss prevention, artificial intelligence, IT risk management frameworks, and identity access management.
Most recently, Ms. Knight was the group managing partner of Brier & Thorn, where she was responsible for U.S., Europe, and Asia operations, and headed its connected car cybersecurity practice. She has worked in cybersecurity for over 18 years as a penetration tester and incident responder, is a published author, and has started and sold two previous cybersecurity startups before launching her own venture capital fund.
Ms. Knight is currently attending Temple University's Fox School of Business in pursuit of a degree in Economics.