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Zero Trust Adoption Gains Traction In Asia Pacific, Not A Minute Too Soon

Jinan Budge October 22, 2020
While Zero Trust (ZT) security is mainstream in the US and Europe, it has only just begun gaining momentum in Asia Pacific (APAC). Why now? The global pandemic has accelerated cloud migration and remote work at the same time that firms are grappling with rapidly changing regulations and mounting consumer pressure for improved data privacy. […]
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Our Newest Round Of ZTX Evaluations Is Out

Chase Cunningham September 24, 2020
Today, we published our newest round of evaluations for the Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) ecosystem, “The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q3 2020.” When we embarked on this journey, Research Associate Alexis Bouffard and I started with roughly 130 potential vendors. We narrowed that down to 38 vendors for the “Now Tech: […]
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A Look Back At Zero Trust: Never Trust, Always Verify

Chase Cunningham August 24, 2020
What exactly is Zero Trust? For those of you who’ve been hiding away in a cave for the past decade, Zero Trust (ZT) is a concept founded by Forrester alum John Kindervag in 2009 that centers on the belief that trust is a vulnerability, and security must be designed with the strategy, “Never trust, always […]
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It’s Never The Data Breach — It’s Always The Cover-Up

Jeff Pollard August 21, 2020
What CISOs can learn from the case against Uber's former chief security officer.
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Build Advocacy, Support, And Budget For Your Zero Trust Vision

Jinan Budge June 23, 2020

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Resolving Or Revolving?

Chase Cunningham January 2, 2020
It’s that time of year: when folks make up their minds that things are going to change. The gym is full of new members who are eager to get into their journey toward some other semblance of better health, or a beach body, or some change that they desire. Others are in that annual state […]
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Do’s And Don’ts For Analyst Interactions

Chase Cunningham October 7, 2019
Having just been through an onslaught of work related to the Forrester Wave™ evaluation on Zero Trust eXtended ecosystem platform providers, I think that it’s worthwhile to put some guidance out there that might help folks as they interact with analysts (well, me, mainly, but maybe it will help with others, as well). And a […]
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How To Guarantee A New Generation Of Failure

Chase Cunningham August 28, 2019
It’s back-to-school time, hurray! After the crazy nonstop shenanigans of the summer and having kids at home all day, it’s a bit like being paroled and finally seeing the sun again to have some quiet and be able to actually think. With school kicking off, I was surprised, nay, enthused, to see a course for […]
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Translating Security For Small Business

Chase Cunningham August 8, 2019
This week is Black Hat — the annual Hacker Summer Camp, as many folks call it. And this year is the first year in 14 years I haven’t been there. This year, I intentionally took an opportunity to punt on Hacker Summer Camp. Why? I had an invite to speak to a group of small-business […]
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Zero Trust In Action

Chase Cunningham August 8, 2019

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Security So Simple A 10-Year-Old Can Do It

Chase Cunningham June 12, 2019
It’s the summertime, and my daughters are home from school. During the day, this means it’s a constant struggle between them arguing about who is doing what or listening to them laugh at YouTube videos at the top of their lungs while I try to answer work calls as the dogs bark and fight inches […]
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Zero Trust Goes Mainstream In Europe

Paul McKay April 25, 2019
Over the Easter weekend, we released a new research report looking at implementing Zero Trust in Europe. When we started, we knew that a one-size-fits-all approach would not work in Europe. In addition, general awareness of the Zero Trust security model is much lower in Europe than in the US. Unheard of 12 months ago […]
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Riding The Wave Of Zero Trust Means That You Must Paddle Out

Chase Cunningham April 15, 2019
Since RSA this year, the drumbeat of Zero Trust across the market has continued to grow louder. Almost daily, the inquiries and conversations around Zero Trust and ZTX are coming in at an ever-increasing rate. That’s a good thing. In truth, most of the inquiries are from end user clients now, vice the vendor side […]
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The Tao Of Zero Trust

Chase Cunningham March 25, 2019
Our framework solves the architectural and operational issues with Zero Trust — namely, how to get started and how to sustain a Zero Trust approach.
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OK, Zero Trust Is An RSA Buzzword — So What?

Chase Cunningham March 11, 2019
Last week was the annual RSA Conference. Estimates are that more than 45,000 security personnel, business professionals, and leaders attended the event, up from 35,000 last year. Regardless of the numbers, it was an epic display of how prevalent cybersecurity has become. As expected, a few buzzwords rang throughout the Moscone Center halls. Artificial intelligence, […]
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Eating Our Own Zero Trust Dog Food

Chase Cunningham February 1, 2019
It is high time for Forrester to demonstrate Zero Trust in a practical application scenario, our upcoming virtual reference architecture project aims to do just that.
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Marriott Breach: Starwood Hacker Gains Access To 500 Million Customer Records

Jeff Pollard November 30, 2018
Another Friday, Another Breach Announcement Today, Marriott announced that it uncovered four-plus years of a previously unknown, unexpected, and unauthorized data breach that includes travel details, passport numbers, and credit card data. Five hundred million customers found out this morning when Marriott announced a multiyear breach dating back to 2014. Longstanding defects in Starwood’s database and network […]
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The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem Providers, Q4 2018 — Truth

Chase Cunningham November 15, 2018
We just wrapped up five months of in-depth research focused on providing some clarity into what technologies from which vendors actually enable Zero Trust (not just talk about it). It didn’t take long to discern those among the vendor community that really embraced the strategic benefits of Zero Trust — and those that seemed to just […]
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Computational Propaganda: How Your Organization Could Be Attacked Like A Politician

Chase Cunningham October 18, 2018
Sending malicious payloads and packets is no longer the standard in threat operations. In today’s world of massive social media presence and influence, malicious actors can bring an organization to its knees — 280 characters at a time. This isn’t an attack on your infrastructure but an attack of computational propaganda aimed to shape a divisive […]
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Zero Trust Technology Works; Excuses Don’t

Chase Cunningham September 4, 2018
I have done a few exercises on implementing Zero Trust and Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) in enterprises. The impetus behind these exercises from a strategy standpoint is that the participating organizations have leaders that are Forrester clients and had read, or at least breezed through, the research that has been published on the topic of […]
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