Andras Cser

VP, Principal Analyst

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CrowdStrike Global Outage: Critical Next Steps For Tech And Security Leaders

Andras Cser 1 day ago
Technology leaders woke up this morning to find that a software update by cybersecurity vendor CrowdStrike had gone badly wrong. Get updates on the steps that your organization should take now and in the long term as a result of the CrowdStrike outage.
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Fortinet Acquires Lacework

Andras Cser June 12, 2024
After a previous sale fell through, Fortinet has announced the acquisition of Lacework for an undisclosed amount, catching some customers by surprise. Get a detailed analysis of the deal including side-by-side product comparisons in this post.
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Adoption Of Cisco’s Hypershield Will Depend On AI And Security Tooling Coexistence

Andras Cser June 11, 2024
Cisco recently announced a new network and cloud security platform, called Hypershield. Find out what benefits it provides and why organizations should pay close attention to its development going forward.
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Cloud Detection And Response Tools Do Not Exist

Allie Mellen May 28, 2024
Cloud detection and response is not a market category — it is a feature of existing cloud tools. Get a formal definition and more in this post previewing a new report.
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Cloud Security Provider Wiz Raises $1B In VC Funding, Passes On Lacework Acquisition

Andras Cser May 20, 2024
Wiz (founded in 2020) announced a new VC funding round of $1 billion at a post-money valuation of $12 billion. Wiz has cumulatively raised $1.8 billion in venture capital, is generating over $350 million in annual recurring revenue, and is on an upward trajectory toward a likely IPO in 2025. This signals high investor confidence […]
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Forrester’s RSAC 2024 Themes, Takeaways, And Observations

Jeff Pollard May 15, 2024
More than 41,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors, and 425 sessions. Get some of the key themes and takeaways from the Forrester security & risk analysts who attended RSA Conference (RSAC) 2024.
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Wiz Acquires Cloud Detection And Response Specialist Gem Security To Round Out Cloud Security Portfolio

Andras Cser April 18, 2024
Recently, Wiz announced the acquisition of cloud detection and response vendor Gem Security. Learn how this move aligns with Wiz’s plan to build a comprehensive cloud security portfolio and accelerate product innovation.
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It Ain’t Just AI: What We Saw At Google Cloud Next

Lee Sustar April 16, 2024
Google recently held its Google Cloud Next conference four months early to unveil new AI offerings and upstage its rivals. Get a detailed review of all of the announcements at the event in this post.
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Travel And Mobile Are Driving Decentralized Digital Identity (DDID) Growth

Andras Cser March 28, 2024
Recently, SITA, the multinational IT company supporting the air travel industry, announced that it would be the lead investor in the Series A funding for Indicio, a decentralized digital identity (DDID) solution provider. Find out what this means for the evolution of DDID.
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Breaking Down The US Executive Order To Protect Americans’ Sensitive Personal Data

Stephanie Liu February 29, 2024
Learn the key takeaways and market impacts from the Biden administration’s executive order to protect Americans’ sensitive personal data.
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Zero Trust For Cloud Workloads? It’s Possible!

Andras Cser September 12, 2023
Curious about Zero Trust in the cloud? Learn more about it in this preview of our upcoming Security & Risk Forum.
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The Web Needs A Way Of Proving That You’re A Real Person — Worldcoin Is Not The Solution

Martha Bennett July 26, 2023
New crypto-focused financial network Worldcoin promises to provide a “new identity and financial network owned by everyone.” But it raises more issues than it solves. Find out why.
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Introducing Detection Surface, The Cybersecurity Defense That Parallels Attack Surface

Allie Mellen June 26, 2023
On traditional infrastructure (laptops, servers, workstations, on-premises network infrastructure), the attack surface was the closest match to true perimeter-based defense we could get. The network infrastructure gave access to the systems within (crunchy outside; gooey, cubicle, khakis, and blue button-downs inside). As such, detection of attacker activity was relegated to network-based activity, endpoint-based activity, and […]
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The CNAPP Product Category is Getting Crowded With Capabilities

Andras Cser May 30, 2023
Learn four key reasons why the packaging of cloud-native application protection platforms into a bundle is unnecessary and possibly even misleading.
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Insights From The 2023 RSA Conference: Generative AI, Quantum, And Innovation Sandbox

Allie Mellen May 2, 2023
There's growing hype around generative AI in the security world, some of it warranted, some of it not so much. Learn more by reading the Forrester security and risk team’s key perspectives from RSAC 2023.
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Get A Head Start On The National Cybersecurity Strategy

Jeff Pollard March 2, 2023
This blog outlines Forrester’s existing Security & Risk research to help organizations navigate, manage, and prepare their organizations for the implications of the National Cybersecurity Strategy.
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Deciphering Apple’s Recently Announced Data Protection Features

Geoff Cairns December 21, 2022
Earlier this month, Apple announced several important new data protection features for general availability in 2023 that have numerous implications for security teams in all industries and geographies. Here is the Forrester security and risk team’s collective analysis of these new features. Quick Summary The announcement is not particularly noteworthy in terms of the newly […]
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Uneven Innovation At AWS re:Invent 2022

Lee Sustar December 8, 2022
Some 14 Forrester analysts attended this year’s AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. The conference was a mix of innovation in some areas — particularly compute and networking, along with a co-engineering approach to industry cloud — but plateaus in others, such as hybrid and edge. Efficiency and consolidation were underlying themes, from amping up AI/ML […]
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The State Of Decentralized Digital Identities

Andras Cser August 19, 2022
Learn the value of decentralized digital identities in this preview of Forrester’s Security & Risk event, November 8–9.
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NIST PQ: “Lattice” Pick A Winner

Sandy Carielli July 7, 2022
Last week, we wondered if early reports indicating that NIST would announce the winners of its post-quantum cryptography competition would come to fruition anytime soon. Happily, they have. After an evaluation process that began with a call for nominations in 2016 and culled dozens of potential post-quantum (PQ) cryptographic algorithms down to seven finalists and […]
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