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Revenge Of The SaaS: Mandiant Uses Services To Escape FireEye

Jeff Pollard June 3, 2021
Revenge Of The SaaS: Mandiant Dumps FEYE In a cybersecurity divorce that had fewer leading indicators than the dissolution of Kim and Kanye, Mandiant has finally untangled itself from FireEye (FEYE) by selling the product portion of the firm to Symphony Technology Group (STG) for $1.2 billion. FireEye’s history as the most “almost acquired vendor” […]
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New TSA Cybersecurity Directive Signals That The Era Of Self-Regulation Is Over (If There Ever Was One)

Alla Valente June 2, 2021
On the heels of the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity signed by the President after a ransomware attack forced the shutdown of Colonial Pipeline, the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the agency responsible for overseeing pipeline security, on May 27, 2021, has announced its own Security Directive of new cybersecurity […]
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Explore our blog posts, videos, guides, and other resources to understand the dynamics that will shape 2021.

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Debunking Infosec Purity And Other Security Myths In The Wake Of Recent Attacks

Sandy Carielli May 21, 2021
Earlier this week, an op-ed published on The Hill sent information security (infosec) Twitter into a tizzy by blaming cybersecurity industry best practices for recent high-profile security breaches. For the security team at Forrester, the op-ed furthered a number of security myths that we felt compelled to bust here. Myth #1: The Best Infosec Pros […]
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Biden Executive Order Bets Big On Zero Trust For The Future Of US Cybersecurity

Jeff Pollard May 13, 2021
Forrester's security team sifts through the details of the new executive order on cybersecurity and looks forward at its long-term impact.
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The Death And Life Of The Stand-Alone Solution

Jess Burn May 10, 2021
While automated malware analysis and network intrusion detection systems remained in our Divest category, three more technologies joined them this year: data loss prevention, managed security service providers, and security user behavior analytics. Why is this? Because these stand-alone technologies simply don’t cut it anymore. This isn’t to say these solutions are dead, mind you. No, they live on in within larger, more comprehensive solutions.
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XDR Defined: Giving Meaning To Extended Detection And Response

Allie Mellen April 28, 2021
Conflicting definitions of extended detection and response (XDR) have plagued cybersecurity tech buyers. Read Forrester's unbiased explanation of what XDR is, its relationship to SIEM, and other common questions.
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DDoS Protection Vendors Introduce Welcome Pricing Innovations

David Holmes March 31, 2021
A few weeks back, in our DDoS Wave launch blog, we promised you a whole blog dedicated just to DDoS protection pricing innovations. Forrester recently published “The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021,” in which we evaluated the 11 most significant distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) vendors on the planet. During our research, we found some […]
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2021 Brings New Security Challenges And Regulations For European CISOs

Paul McKay March 31, 2021
Learn three key shifts European CISOs are making to address the COVID-19 pandemic and new regulations.
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Make Application Security A Top Priority

Sandy Carielli March 23, 2021
When we launched the most recent Forrester Analytics Business Technographics® Security Survey, it was summer of 2020. We’d been in quarantine for about three months, and firms had long since realized that they needed to digitally transform their businesses (and fast) in order to survive the new normal. That meant a lot of application development, as […]
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Security Recommendations 2021: Taking Stock For The Long Term

Sean Ryan March 23, 2021
After a tumultuous period of reactive steps, now is the right time for security and risk pros to get their long-term plans back on track.
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Stay Vigilant Of The 2021 Threat Landscape And Help Your Org Prepare For “The Next Normal”

Brian Kime March 16, 2021
Earlier this month, a US State Department spokeswoman announced that the US had identified three online publications that were attempting to discredit the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, all of which were directed by Russian intelligence. In Forrester’s annual report on top security threats, we explore the top security threats that security professionals must monitor, including […]
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Reflections On 2020: Cybersecurity Predictions Versus Reality

Heidi Shey February 8, 2021
You’re probably tired of hearing about 2021 cybersecurity predictions. This is something different. We’re taking a look back to what we predicted would happen in 2020 and grading our predictions. After all, why make predictions in the first place if we’re not going to reflect and assess ourselves afterward? When we make predictions, we aim to identify what is different that we think […]
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COVID-19: Responding, Managing, And Leading During A Pandemic

The latest insights and guidance for leaders to address the growing business and employee experience implications of COVID-19.

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Stop Trying To Take Humans Out Of Security Operations

Allie Mellen February 2, 2021
Security tools cannot do what humans can do. Instead of replacing humans in the security operations center, augment them so they can do what they are good at.
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Privacy And Security: We Need Both For Communications, And There’s An App For That

Heidi Shey January 29, 2021
Is WhatsApp safe for business use? Principal Analyst Heidi Shey provides insight for CISOs.
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Awareness Isn’t Enough — It’s Time To Change Behaviors

Jinan Budge January 18, 2021
Learn the four steps you can take to change human behavior and instill a security culture in your organization.
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Recent Dragos Funding Round Demonstrates Growing Demand For OT Security Solutions

Brian Kime December 9, 2020
Operational technology (OT) and industrial control system (ICS) security are vitally important for the safety of the people who work in critical infrastructure and manufacturing. OT security is also necessary for the consumers of the energy, drinking water, and products made in our industrial facilities. OT security is a unique security domain of growing importance, and yesterday’s announcement of Dragos’ Series C funding round of $110 million is another validation of […]
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The Security Snapshot: Are You “More” Normal?

Amy DeMartine November 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic unequivocally changed how employers think the workforce could and should look like. As firms have been growing more acclimated to the “new normal,” insider threats, breaches, and employee unrest are on the rise. You need to know which security vendors fit your needs and which strategies to take. As we head into month […]
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Thinking Ransomware Defense: Air Gaps?

Naveen Chhabra October 29, 2020
Air Gaps Aren’t Effective; Scratch Them From Your List . . . The number of companies falling victim to ransomware attacks continues to grow each day. Ransomware inflicts extreme pain, leading to business closure or significant business disruptions. Vendors are developing technology architectures and approaches to solve for these challenges. Each technology and approach has […]
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Predictions 2021: The Path To A New Normal Demands Increased Cybersecurity Resilience

Heidi Shey October 26, 2020
In 2021, culture issues, budgets, and vendor shifts will be top priorities for cybersecurity leaders. Learn more in our 2021 cybersecurity predictions.
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Predictions 2021: Technology And Customer Obsession Help Firms Emerge From Crisis Mode

Sharyn Leaver October 15, 2020
It has never been more important for organizations to anticipate change, strengthen resilience, and become truly customer obsessed. Heading into 2021, technology — both new and existing — will help firms achieve these aims and emerge from the crisis on sound footing.
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