Christopher Sherman

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Uncovering The Enterprise Risks Posed By Consumer Connected Devices

Christopher Sherman July 8, 2019
Consumer connected devices are presenting increasingly attractive targets to cybercriminals, putting home networks and potentially enterprise assets at risk. In just the last two weeks, we’ve seen Samsung indicate that antimalware should be used on its “connected,” or smart, TVs (almost all TVs are connected these days — just try to find a nonconnected TV […]
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Microsoft Is Making Good On Security Promises With Windows 10, But You May Not Be Maximizing Its Potential

Christopher Sherman October 23, 2017
Windows 10 is quickly conquering the enterprise OS market. In 2017, over a third of global infrastructure decision makers reported that their firms have already deployed Windows 10, and another 14% are planning to deploy it in the next 12 months.[i] These enterprises will see new benefits, with Microsoft beginning to deliver on its goals […]
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The 2016 Forrester Data Privacy Heatmap Points To Continued EU Influence On Global Regulations

Christopher Sherman October 31, 2016
To help security and risk professionals navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws around the world, Forrester created a data privacy heat map that highlights the data protection guidelines and practices for 54 different countries. Earlier today, we published the 2016 version to the tool, as well as a free version with access to only the […]
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Answering The Question: What Are The Real And Frightening Risks Within Healthcare Security?

Christopher Sherman December 15, 2015
Connected medical devices are transforming healthcare. Unfortunately, security is too often an afterthought for the clinical engineering and business technology (BT) management teams implementing these revolutionary new technologies. In a recent report, Forrester predicted that 2016 will be the year we see ransomware for a medical device or wearable. This is a delicate thought, considering: […]
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Europe Leads In Global Privacy – Announcing Forrester’s 2015 Data Privacy Heat Map

Christopher Sherman October 15, 2015
Businesses are moving toward personalization, which means they’ll increasingly collect personal data to get a better idea of what their customers want and need. In the age of the customer, defined by Forrester as a 20-year business cycle when successful enterprises will reinvent themselves as digital businesses in order to serve their increasingly powerful customers, […]
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It’s Time For Healthcare CISOs To Close The Faucet Of Data Loss

Christopher Sherman September 4, 2014
By all accounts, we’re approaching a new order of integration between technology and medicine. Real-time medical diagnostic data obtained from our mobile phones will soon be integrated directly into our electronic medical records where clinicians can use the data to make more-accurate (and potentially dynamic) treatment plans. Hospital staff can communicate and react to changing […]
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Forrester’s 2014 Data Privacy Heat Map Highlights Rampant Government Surveillance And Increased Regulation Around The Globe

Christopher Sherman August 6, 2014
Corporations spend a lot of time and money to ensure their employee- and customer-facing technologies are compliant with all local and regional data privacy laws. However, this task is made challenging by the patchwork of data privacy legislation around the world, with countries ranging from holding no restrictions on the use of personal data to […]
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Still On Windows XP? Time To Review Your Options

Christopher Sherman November 25, 2013
Does your organization have a significant number of endpoints still running Windows XP? Don’t worry, you’re not alone: Forrester's Forrsights Hardware Survey, Q3 2013 shows that the average organization still has 20% of their employee endpoints running XP. Considering that most organizations spend 18 to 32 months when migrating to newer versions of Windows, many […]
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Orange Business Services Analyst Event 2013: The Cobbler Sticks To His Last

Christopher Sherman July 23, 2013
Brownlee Thomas, Ph.D., Dan Bieler, Henning Dransfeld, Ph.D., Bryan Wang, Clement Teo, Fred Giron, Michele Pelino, Ed Ferrara, Chris Sherman, Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. Orange Business Services (Orange) hosted its annual analyst event in Paris July 9th & 10th. Our main observations are: Orange accelerates programmes to get through tough market conditions. Orange’s’ vision in 2013 is essentially […]
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Forrester’s 2013 Update To The Data Privacy Heat Map Shows Increasing Global Momentum Towards Data Protection Standards

Christopher Sherman May 1, 2013
As data flows between countries with disparate data protection laws, firms need to ensure the safety of their customer and employee data through regulatory compliance and due diligence. However, multinational organizations often find global data privacy laws exceedingly challenging. To help our clients address these challenges, Forrester developed a research and planning tool called the […]
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