Alissa Knight

Alissa Knight

Senior Partner, Brier & Thorn  |  Brier & Thorn

Alissa Knight is a senior analyst with Aite Group's cybersecurity practice. Ms. Knight covers cybersecurity in financial services, serving as a thought leader and trusted advisor to financial institutions, established technology vendors, startups, and venture capital firms. She provides actionable recommendations to clients by producing industry reports and other forms of written and video content assets, speaking at conferences, interacting with clients, and leading consulting engagements as a purveyor of research and advisory services on the contemporary IT risk management topics that matter most. Most recently, Ms. Knight was the group managing partner of Brier & Thorn, where she was responsible for U.S., Europe, and Asia operations, and headed its connected car cybersecurity practice. She has worked in cybersecurity for over 20 years as a penetration tester and incident responder, is a published author, and has started and sold two previous cybersecurity startups before launching her own venture capital fund. Ms. Knight is currently attending Temple University's Fox School of Business in pursuit of a degree in Economics.