Alexander Franks

Alexander Franks

Analyst, Fraud & Security

Alexander is an analyst in Javelin’s Fraud and Security practice. He identifies emerging cybersecurity risk vectors, tracks current trends in cybersecurity, and provides actionable insight to guide implementation of proactive security practices. His areas of interest include predictive modeling, behavioral economics, machine learning, and the intersection between technology and human psychology.



Before joining Javelin, Alexander was a systems and data analyst for EpiAnalytics, where he helped develop a machine learning model to identify and predict customer purchase intent and a Boolean text analytics model to transform unstructured data into actionable insight. He earned degrees in both Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience and Philosophy from the University of Michigan, and is slated to earn a Master of Science in Marketing Research from Michigan State University.



Latest Insights

February, 2022
Javelin Report
2022 Identity Protection Service Provider Scorecard

Consumers are looking for better protection against fraud, and an identity protection service (IDPS) — whether bought directly from a vendor or, as Javelin Strategy & Research sugg...

December, 2021
Javelin Report
2022 Cybersecurity Trends & Predictions

The trends in cybersecurity in the coming year will be marked by shifts in focus. Ransomware, long directed mainly at businesses, will increasingly afflict everyday consumers, many...

July, 2021
Javelin Report
Taking Advantage of Generational Nuances within Cyber and Privacy

Cybersecurity for financial institutions has never been more critical. Emerging attack methods and vectors, coupled with a nearly overnight shift to widespread digital transaction ...


August, 2021
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