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

November, 2022
Javelin Report
Ransomware Negotiation Market Landscape 2022

Ransomware negotiation providers play a pivotal role in aiding financial institutions in their recovery of stolen and/or encrypted data and in conducting post-attack forensics to h...

September, 2022
Javelin Report
2022 Cyber-Trust in Banking Scorecard

For consumers to trust their financial institutions, their expectations need to be met and exceeded. FIs must find the sweet spot at the junction of consumer privacy, cybersecurity...

April, 2022
Javelin Report
Drain Data Lakes to Fill Rivers and Build Harbors with Sensitive Data

Financial services companies are increasingly faced with data overload, and the problem is only getting worse, as increasing amounts of sensitive consumer and corporate data reside...


August, 2021
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