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Derek Brink
VP, Research Fellow, Information Technology, Aberdeen

Derek Brink helps organizations to improve their security and compliance initiatives by researching, writing about and speaking about the people, processes and technologies that correspond most strongly with leading performance. He also helps solution providers to refine and communicate their value propositions and marketing messages to potential buyers by creating and leveraging high-quality, fact-based research content. In addition, he helps individuals to improve their critical thinking, leadership skills and communication skills by teaching graduate courses in information security at Brandeis University. His work combines a unique blend of analytical/technical background, excellent communication skills and extensive information security industry expertise.

Derek Brink joined Aberdeen in 2007 with more than 20 years of experience in high-tech strategy development and execution, corporate / business development, product management and product marketing, including positions at RSA Security, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Hewlett-Packard. Derek earned a MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Applied Mathematics with highest honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Derek is an independent writer reporting on industry topics and trends, the views expressed in his content are his own and are not endorsed by IBM.

Thinking of Insurance Fraud as a “Cost of Doing Business” Needs to End

Thinking of insurance fraud as a "cost of doing business" needs to end

February 2, 2017 | by Derek Brink, VP, Research Fellow, Information Technology, Aberdeen
Many suggest that the insurance industry's operating models already include the cost of fraud, creating higher cost structures and premiums. By taking full advantage of the integration and advanced capabilities being offered by leading counter fraud solution providers, enterprise counter fraud...