Ecora Keynote Speaker: Khalid Kark

Khalid Kark, Senior Analyst
Forrester Research, Inc.

Research Focus

Khalid primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for the Security and Risk Management professional. He is a leading expert in security management, compliance, best practices, and services. Khalid's research focuses on assisting organizations make their information security programs more effective by aligning them to the business objectives while appropriately managing information security risks.

His research focuses on the strategies, operational processes, and organizational structures for developing and maintaining effective security programs. Khalid covers security strategy, metrics, reporting and security service providers. He also advises clients on standards, industry and government regulations, and compliance. Khalid has co-developed Forrester's Information Security Framework and assessment methodology.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Khalid worked in the consulting and enterprise sectors. He has managed information security programs, security infrastructure, and control frameworks for enterprises in healthcare and financial services sectors. Previously, Khalid has consulted large global corporations in telecom, healthcare, finance, and entertainment industries on information security engagements.

Khalid has been widely quoted in the press, including such media outlets as The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal. Khalid is a frequent speaker at national and international executive conferences and has delivered keynote speeches at many events.


Khalid holds a master's degree in telecommunications management from University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in business and economics from University of Texas at Austin. Khalid is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Information Security Manager.