Alissa KnightSenior Analyst at AITE Group
Alissa Knight is a 20-year veteran of the cybersecurity industry as a recovering hacker with a focus in IoT vulnerability research, specifically, connected cars for clients in the US, Europe, and Asia. After starting and selling two previous companies in M&A transactions and becoming a published author, she now spends her time as a market analyst, content creator, and influence marketer for Aite Group in its cybersecurity practice. In her role, Alissa develops and executes go to market strategies, influencer marketing strategies, and creative campaigns for Aite Group’s cybersecurity practice clients, identifying and building relationships with vendors and CISOs in financial services and fintech to better understand the solutions that solve their toughest problems in IT risk management. Alissa is a technical writer, designer, filmmaker, and video editor; publishing short-form and long-form content, infographics, whitepapers, eBooks, articles, videos, and audio across her numerous social media platforms and the Aite Group cybersecurity practice.
Out of her research into the contemporary cybersecurity issues affecting these industries today, Alissa produces research reports and white papers through the lens of a hacker, decoupling the technical copy from the sales copy and describing the problem the cybersecurity solution solves with an emphasis on why the solution is needed versus what it does. Alissa writes to the technical aspects of products she researches from a profoundly different view than traditional analysts, demonstrating the efficacy of the solution through simulated network breaches and application penetration testing.