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It’s Time For The Infosec Industry To Address Gender Bias And Bullying Head On

Jinan Budge July 11, 2021
The week of June 28 was a big one (not in a good way) for showcasing the persistence and depth of harassment and exclusion for women in cybersecurity. Those on infosec social media were flooded with bikini selfies protesting the harassment that a woman received for posting her own bikini selfie. Men and women took […]
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The Cyber Insurance Roller Coaster: As Demand Speeds Up, Some Insurers Disembark

Heidi Shey June 28, 2021
The first half of 2021 has been anything but quiet for cyber insurance. Forrester has seen a steady flow of client inquiries on the topic, with questions coming in not just from the private sector but also from the public sector. Some are trying to navigate acquiring a cyber insurance policy for the first time, […]
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Trusted Third-Party Phish Is The Catch Of The Day

Joseph Blankenship June 2, 2021
We warn users not to click on suspicious emails and not to open emails from untrusted senders to prevent users from being phished. Sender identity is one of the filtering mechanisms in email security solutions. But what happens when a trusted sender’s email account is compromised and an attacker uses that access to send emails […]
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National Poetry Month And The Case For Whimsy In Security & Risk

Sandy Carielli April 5, 2021
We all need a bit of whimsy in our lives. This is not just an excuse for a whimsical blog post, though there is that. Whimsy and laughter build bridges. And in the security world, where empathy is a critical resource, whimsy can be a first and recurring step in connecting with the teams outside […]
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Announcing The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Ratings Platforms, Q1 2021

Paul McKay February 25, 2021
The cybersecurity risk ratings (CSR) market is a bit like Marmite or SPAM (the pork product in a can, not the unwelcome emails) — some customers love it, others hate it. We see examples of both extremes in our customer interactions, interviews, and research on this market. Our responsibility as analysts is to highlight where […]
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GRC And IAM — Better Together

Sean Ryan February 11, 2021
Struggling to define where GRC ends and IAM begins? Get a clear breakdown of how the two functions should work together in a broader risk management strategy.
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It’s Time To Put Security And Privacy Front And Center For Virtual Care

Arielle Trzcinski December 22, 2020
(Written with Benjamin Corey, senior research associate at Forrester) Telehealth (virtual care) usage has skyrocketed during the pandemic. When you roll back the tape a few months, healthcare providers were able to (very quickly) stand up virtual care capabilities without having to go through the intensive HIPAA compliance protocols required in the healthcare industry. Some […]
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The SolarWinds And US Government Breach Is Not A Marketing Opportunity

Jeff Pollard December 14, 2020
The size and scope of SolarWinds as an IT software provider and the nature of the breach announced on December 13 rocked the IT and security world — rightfully so. We’ve provided immediate, actionable advice for security and risk pros and IT leaders in our report here. While security leaders guide their companies to respond, […]
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Oracle Sort Of Buys TikTok (But Not Really)

Jeff Pollard September 14, 2020
Larry Ellison proves that customer acquisition cost (CAC) is no barrier in Oracle’s conquest to expand its cloud credibility and market share. The announcement is murky at the moment, but the particulars indicate that Oracle and ByteDance will enter into a technology partnership to host the US operations of TikTok. This allows TikTok to escape […]
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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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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins August 3, 2020
The Clock Keeps Ticking On Microsoft’s Pursuit To Purchase TikTok In The US Late last year, we predicted that companies like Facebook or Meredith Corporation would court TikTok for acquisition but that its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, would ultimately hold out for an IPO. Now, it looks like we were half right. Increasing scrutiny from lawmakers over data privacy concerns and […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins July 13, 2020
How Poor Pandemic Management Destroys A Brand As the rest of the UK started emerging from lockdown, the city of Leicester saw local restrictions reimposed due to a second wave of infections. Leicester’s garment factories, many of which are suppliers to UK-based online fashion retailer boohoo, were identified as the most likely cause of the new outbreak. An investigation into employee conditions found that factory workers were forced to work without any social […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins June 29, 2020
NIST Commits To Renaming Racially Suggestive Technology Terms From Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s to Lady Antebellum and the Dixie Chicks, we’ve seen a wave of rebranding sparked by ongoing anti-racism protests. Now, it’s moving beyond consumer-facing brands and groups. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) — the nonregulatory agency that publishes standards for federal activities — announced last week that it plans to remove terms […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins June 22, 2020
“Digital Therapy” Reaches A Milestone: The FDA Just Approved A Prescription Video Game This week marked a major win for digital therapeutics as the US Food and Drug Administration approved the marketing of the first game-based digital therapeutic device. “The EndeavorRx device offers a non-drug option for improving symptoms associated with ADHD in children and […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins May 18, 2020
Firms Poised To Survive The Pandemic Aren’t Laying Off CX Pros — They’re Doubling Down To cut costs, companies are laying off employees in customer experience (CX), customer success, and customer support. That’s a big mistake for three reasons. First, we have proof that improving CX increases revenue, lowers cost, and mitigates risk. Second, firms with a strong CX function have the customer understanding needed to weather the pandemic. Insights about needs and […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins May 4, 2020
Use Federal Stimulus Funds To Deepen Customer Obsession US federal stimulus packages feature over $1 trillion in benefits to businesses. How will your company use its share? In our report, “Six Ways You Should Use The Federal Stimulus To Drive Customer Obsession,” we detail key ways businesses can use federal stimulus money to put customers at the […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins April 27, 2020
COVID-19 Is Proving That Consumer Voices Can Influence Business Decisions Last week, major corporations learned firsthand the power of values-based consumers. Many received harsh backlash after applying for and receiving funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), intended to help small businesses keep their workforces employed amid the COVID-19 crisis. The US government allocated $349 billion to the program, but many small businesses were denied after larger players received […]
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The CISO’s Guide To Working With Early-Stage Cybersecurity Firms

Paul McKay January 30, 2020
New research determines that the benefits of working with cybersecurity startups outweigh the risks. Learn more.
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Product Security And Surveillance Capitalism: Ring And Avast Fumble Privacy, Data Security, And Third-Party Risk

Jeff Pollard January 30, 2020
It’s been a rough couple of months for Ring. Multiple security and privacy issues have plagued the physical security device maker, it’s responded poorly by casting blame on users, and following that, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) identified that the Ring app is littered with third-party trackers. At virtually the same time, a security product […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Brigitte Majewski January 27, 2020
CVS Is Taking Its HealthHUB Digital Retail Innovation To Market Across 1,500 Of Its Pharmacies CVS’s HealthHUB, debuting at three store locations in Houston, Texas, transforms over 20 percent of a brick-and-mortar CVS into dedicated health services, offering patients access to new durable medical equipment (DME) and supplies, digital tools, on-demand health kiosks, and new […]
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