Krista Macomber

Research Director

With a focus on data security, protection, and management, Krista has a particular focus on how these strategies play out in multi-cloud environments. She brings approximately a decade of experience providing research and advisory services and creating thought leadership content, with a focus on IT infrastructure and data management and protection. Her vantage point spans technology and vendor portfolio developments; customer buying behavior trends; and vendor ecosystems, go-to-market positioning, and business models. Her work has appeared in major publications including eWeek, TechTarget and The Register.

Prior to joining The Futurum Group, Krista led the data center practice for Evaluator Group and the data center practice of analyst firm Technology Business Research. She also created articles, product analyses, and blogs on all things storage and data protection and management for analyst firm Storage Switzerland and led market intelligence initiatives for media company TechTarget.

Krista holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Journalism with a minor in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Recent Insights, NEWS & RESEARCH:

IBM X-Force Report Cites Valid Credentials as a Top Attack Method, the Rise of Info-Stealers, and that Patching Remains Crucial
Krista Macomber, Research Director and Senior Analyst at The Futurum Group, shares her insights on IBM’s 2024 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index.
Acquisition Boosts Workload Support, Adds Cloud-Native SaaS Capabilities, and Expands Customer Base
The Futurum Group’s Krista Macomber and Camberley Bates share their insights on Cohesity’s planned acquisition of Veritas’ data protection business.
Cisco Bolsters Identity Security with AI-Powered “Bridge” in Its Security Cloud
Krista Macomber, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares her insights on Cisco’s identity- and AI-related cybersecurity updates from Cisco Live EMEA.
Container Deployment for Database Environments on Kubernetes
The Futurum Group’s Paul Nashawaty and Krista Macomber discuss DxOperator, developed by DH2i and Microsoft SQL Server, a tool designed to automate the deployment and management of SQL Server instances within Kubernetes environments.
In this episode of Infrastructure Matters, hosts Camberley Bates, Steven Dickens and Krista Macomber are joined by Paul Nashawaty to discuss cybersecurity research with Commvault, IBM earnings and VMware’s acquisition by Broadcom.
Embracing Privileged Access Control and Anomaly Detection to Thwart Ever-More Sophisticated, State-Associated Attackers
Krista Macomber, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares her insights on the implications of the recent Midnight Blizzard attacks on HPE and Microsoft.