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Enterprise Meets Consumer Security: Exploring Approaches To Protect Employees At Home

Heidi Shey July 8, 2019
Does your organization have a strategy for protecting employees at home as a part of your overall cybersecurity program? Something that could include, but really goes to a place that is beyond, awareness training? If You Answered “No,” You’re Not Alone Employee privacy is a big reason why not. And yet, as the connected smart […]
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AWS re:Inforce Recap: The Cloud Isn’t Going Away, But Scare Tactics Should

Joseph Blankenship June 28, 2019
Boston’s bustling Seaport District played host to the first-ever AWS re:Inforce 2019 cloud security conference, with over 5,000 reported attendees. Amazon Web Services set the tone of the event to be a “learning conference,” with hopes that those who attended would come away better at their jobs. In his keynote, AWS CISO Stephen Schmidt advised […]
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Five Steps To Zero Trust Security

How to achieve and maintain Zero Trust.

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Our Security Recommendations Will Help You Handle The Worst Of What 2019 Throws At You

Jeff Pollard March 25, 2019
Today we released our 2019 security & risk recommendations report. We collected contributions from our colleagues across the Forrester security & risk team to identify the most important actions security leaders should take in 2019. Turns out, things are getting better for S&R pros, but challenges still remain. Security leaders have earned board-level visibility, privacy […]
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What To Expect At RSA Conference 2019: Cloud As Security Improvement And The Possible End Of The Infosec Gilded Age

Laura Koetzle March 4, 2019
I recently did a webinar with a few of my colleagues from the RSA Conference Advisory Board on precisely this topic, which you can find here. We tried to expose as much as we could of the fantastic variety that you’ll find at RSA Conference 2019. Here’s a further elaboration of one of my favorite […]
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Join Us At Forrester’s Privacy & Security 2018 Forum

Chris McClean August 8, 2018
Those of us who care about cybersecurity and privacy are a special breed. As long as these disciplines have been around, technologies have gotten more complex, threats have gotten more dangerous, and expectations have skyrocketed. Yet we have not simply persevered; we are now guiding top executives and policymakers to think differently about business models […]
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The Buyer’s Guide To Cybersecurity Services

Jeff Pollard March 13, 2018
During every Forrester Wave™ evaluation I conduct, I spend time sifting through vendor responses, data, client surveys, and reference interviews and develop an outline of recurring themes — the good, the bad, the new, the old, etc. After the Wave goes live, I collect all of that information, bundle it together, and produce a “Lessons” […]
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McAfee acquires CSG / CASB vendor SkyHigh Networks – two years too late?

Andras Cser November 27, 2017
In the light of large network security vendors (Cisco, Palo Alto, Symantec, Zscaler, etc.) acquiring or building Cloud Security Gateway (CSG, also known CASB) vendors, it comes as little to no surprise that McAfee also invested in this area. In Forrester’s estimates, SkyHigh annual revenues were around USD $40-45 million/year. Looking at similar deals, Forrester […]
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Zero Trust In Practice

The theory of Zero Trust was penned by Forrester almost a decade ago. Now, we help you put it in practice.

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We Don’t Need Jedis

Chase Cunningham July 7, 2017
Like every other movie buff, geek, or nerd on the planet I am a Star Wars fan.  I think it’s a stellar series (minus the whole Jar Jar Binks thing, anything with that guy in it could be used as an alternative to waterboarding) that has spun a tale for the ages across the better […]
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Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Jennifer Adams June 8, 2017
Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago — that’s annual growth of 30%. And we see the public cloud services market reaching $236 billion by 2020. What does this mean for cloud security? ·         This rapid shift […]
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Could Your Next Security Analyst Be A Computer?

Joseph Blankenship May 11, 2016
Cybersecurity requires a specialized skillset and a lot of manual work. We depend on the knowledge of our security analysts to recognize and stop threats. To do their work, they need information. Some of that information can be found internally in device logs, network metadata or scan results. Analysts may also look outside the organization […]
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Help Us Define The Data Security Market In 2015!

Stephanie Balaouras July 22, 2015
To help security pros plan their next decade of investments in data security, last year myself, John Kindervag, and Heidi Shey, researched and assessed 20 of the key technologies in this market using Forrester's TechRadar methodology. The resulting report, TechRadar™: Data Security, Q2 2014, became one of the team’s most read research for the year. […]
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Forrester’s Security & Risk Research Spotlight — Don’t Let Cloud Go Over Your Head

Stephanie Balaouras June 22, 2015
With great convenience comes great responsibility… Once a month I use my blog to highlight some of S&R’s latest and greatest. The cloud is attractive for many reasons — the possibility of working from home, the vast array of performance and analytical capabilities available, knowing that your backups are safe from that fateful coffee spill, […]
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Modern Software Platforms Are In Hypergrowth

Michael Yamnitsky March 31, 2015
As companies get serious about digital transformation, we see investments shifting toward extensible software platforms used to build and manage a differentiated customer experience. My colleague John McCarthy has an excellent slide describing what's happening: Before, tech management spent most of its time and budget managing a set of monolithic enterprise applications and databases. With an […]
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Market Overview: Cloud Data Protection

Andras Cser February 26, 2015
Cloud Data Protection (protecting data in SaaS, IaaS and PaaS workloads with a centralized and industrial strenght solution) remains a key priority of CIOs, CISOs and architects.  In this market overview report, we identified 17 key vendors in the CDP space (see the figure below) that provide data protection in SaaS, IaaS and PaaS environments. […]
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Grading Our 2014 Cloud Predictions

Forrester October 23, 2014
This time last year, we published our predictions of what would be the major events and changes in enterprise cloud adoption in 2014. In this post, we look back on these prognostications to see which came true, which are still pending and which missed the mark. Look for our 2015 Cloud Predictions in the next […]
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Framing The Discussion On Cloud Visibility And Encryption

Michael Yamnitsky March 31, 2014
According to recent Business Technographics data, half of US enterprise technology management professionals report that there is 1.) no way to gain a single view of status and availability across their portfolio of cloud services, 2.) that they don’t have a clear way to assess the risk of using a third-party public as-a-service offering, and/or […]
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Data Protection In The Cloud: The Facade Of Vendor Trust Is Crumbling

Forrester July 6, 2011
Many non-US organizations operate under privacy regulations that require that customer data remain within their countries or jurisdictions. In response, US cloud providers build data centers and host their applications inside countries that they're selling their solutions to. However, all this is nothing but theater. These requirements are far more useful as a local jobs […]
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Wanna See Something Really Scary? Five Ways To Scare Your CIO This Halloween

Christopher Andrews October 26, 2010
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get creative about how you can scare the pants off of the people in your IT organization. I’ve been attending a fair amount of CIO events recently, and in the spirit of Halloween I put together a few costumes that I can guarantee will keep your […]
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Why Cloud Radically Changes The Face Of The Security Market

Forrester October 20, 2010
When does a shift create new market? When you have to develop new products, sell them to different people than before who serve different roles, have a different value proposition for your solutions, and they’re sold with different pricing and profitability models – well, that in my view is a different market. Cloud represents such […]
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Security Forum 2010: Day 2 Keynotes-At-A-Glance

Stephanie Balaouras September 21, 2010
Last week, I wrote a blog post summarizing the Day 1 opening keynotes at Forrester’s Security Forum.  This week, I’d like to recap the Day 2 opening keynotes. The second or last day at any event is always a challenge; attendees are always tempted to leave early or to stay in their hotel rooms to get […]
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