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Barika Pace
Sr Director I
3 years at Gartner
17 years IT Industry

Barika L Pace does research focused on securing emerging technologies and protecting corporate branding for high-tech enterprises. Her research covers threats and disruptions facing, Internet of Things (IoT), cyberphysical systems (CPS), social media, operational technology (OT), coupled with the realities of regulatory changes, privacy, fraud prevention and risk. In addition, through a product management lens, Ms. Pace helps clients identify top talent requirements. Her work focuses on overcoming recruiting challenges, retention, providing insights into diversity, inclusion and recruiting. Her research recognizes that in today's interconnective world protecting customers and brand reputation requires, an increased focus on multiple channels to conduct fraud detection, address cyberphysical security risk, counter threats, and to meet the challenges of increasing regulatory environment through continuous innovation. Also, Ms. Pace's research focuses on helping clients improve customer experience, through effective messaging, communication, and brand management. She helps clients optimize product strategy, and brand positioning. Finally, Ms. Pace enjoys working with tech CEOs, product leaders, product marketing leadership, CMOs, CISOs, digital manufacturing product innovators, security providers, and various clients on organizational and cultural changes needed to remain agile.Read Full Bio

Revoke the Free Pass: Social Media Platforms Must be Vetted Like Any Other Supplier Risk

by Barika Pace  |  September 23, 2020

Introduction From deep fakes to brand impersonations CMOs and enterprise risk leaders must ask themselves this question: Why are social media platforms getting a hall pass on digital risk?  Instead of managing social media risk, we have seen enterprises boycott various social media platforms. However, a pause in spending is far from a security and […]

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The Cybersecurity Skills Shortage—the Answer Lies with Recruiting More Women and Diverse Candidates

by Barika Pace  |  August 26, 2020

Introduction Women currently represent about 20% of people working in the field of cybersecurity, and the number of women in cybersecurity is growing; organizations must address the diversity debt to capture and retain this new labor force. Also, by 2023, the number of employed people with disabilities will triple due to AI and emerging technologies […]

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Securing A Touchless Society

by Barika Pace  |  July 28, 2020

Introduction By 2023, 50% of all major business applications will include at least one type of no-touch experience, such as voice, augmented reality, or virtual reality.   COVID-19 has acted as a catalyst for the era of AI-powered no-touch interfaces, which include Open-air gesture control and three-dimensional interfaces, Biometrics, IOT, Virtual reality, Brain-computer interfaces, Augmented […]

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Product Security Officer : Product Managers the Time is Now to Capitalize on Security

by Barika Pace  |  July 15, 2020

By the end of 2023, 40% of the top 100 technology and service providers by revenue will adopt the role of product security officer, up from 10% today. Analysis Too often security requirements are narrowly defined by secure by design imperatives, relegated to product development. Unfortunately, this narrow definition leads to re-work, product liability cost, […]

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by Barika Pace  |  July 1, 2020

Analysis The past week has been peppered with headlines about advertisers boycotting social media platforms for their ineffective handling of hate speech. High tech is itself no stranger to stories of discrimination and bias in product design. Recently, for example, biometric and AI providers have faced comparable news cycles with Massachusetts Institute of Technology finding […]

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Microsoft acquires CyberX: Tech Providers Pay Close Attention to Security

by Barika Pace  |  June 23, 2020

Analysis Last year, we predicted that by the end of 2023, 60% of stand-alone IoT and OT security providers would no longer exist as we know them today. Since that time, there has been a rash of mergers and acquisitions in the IoT/OT/CPS security space. So it was no surprise that Microsoft Azure confirmed its […]

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