VP, Security Strategies, IDCPete Lindstrom is VP, Security Strategies for IDC. He is an industry expert and thought leader in the areas of risk management and cybersecurity economics as applied to decision making for progressive security programs. He provides focused research and intelligence to help address the needs of distributed, dynamic IT architectures leveraging cloud, mobile, software-defined security and IoT (Internet of Things). Prior to joining IDC in 2014, Lindstrom accumulated 25 years of industry experience as an IT auditor, IT security practitioner, and industry analyst. He is best known as an authority on cybersecurity economics issues, such as strategic security metrics, estimating risk and return, and measuring security programs.