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The Security Snapshot: Embracing The New Norm

Merritt Maxim May 14, 2020
Our security analysts provide guidance for managing security and risk during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Cybersecurity Implications For Your Customer Experience: Deepfakes And Beyond

Jinan Budge April 22, 2020
I see on a daily basis how cybersecurity decisions affect your customers’ experience and trust. Technology affects our own experiences, and those of our customers, in rapidly changing ways. We increasingly depend on tech to work, learn, shop, vote, and socialize. The pandemic has brought this dependence to the forefront in a way that perhaps none of us would have imagined two years ago.
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Extend Your Team With Security Champions

Jinan Budge February 18, 2020
Security and risk pros can’t build a security culture by themselves. Security champions act as extra members of the security team; these people have connections across the organization and can translate security-speak into a language that everyone can understand. Security champions can help make your workforce more receptive to security policies and initiatives. How do […]
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Predictions 2020: Answers To Your Questions

Sharyn Leaver February 12, 2020
Forrester thought leaders weigh in on the meaning of CX, where IT automation is headed, and more.
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The Security Snapshot: Data Privacy, The Biggest Concern Of The New Decade

Joseph Blankenship February 3, 2020
At the end of 2019, Forbes identified data privacy and security as the most pressing issue in the upcoming decade. The issue is already prevalent: Every day, a new story crops up about leaked, compromised, or misused data. While clicking through their often numerous social media accounts, consumers are providing these companies with more personal […]
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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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Children’s Data Privacy: What’s A Parent To Do?

Heidi Shey January 28, 2020
Happy Data Privacy Day! What kinds of conversations do you have with friends and family about privacy? Over the holidays and through the new year, I had the topic of children’s data privacy and device use come up multiple times. This included concerns about apps, internet-connected toys, and technologies used in the classroom. The Concerns […]
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A CISO’s Guide To Leading Change

Jinan Budge January 21, 2020
5 ways security chiefs can use internal politics to their advantage.
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Decade Retrospective: Cybersecurity From 2010 To 2019

Jeff Pollard December 17, 2019
From the Intel-McAfee deal to the Sony Pictures breach, VP and Principal Analyst Jeff Pollard reviews the past decade’s cybersecurity highlights and lowlights.
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BC And DR Pros, We Need Your Help!

Naveen Chhabra November 22, 2019
Each year, Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) team up to launch a study examining the state of business resiliency. Each year, we focus on a resiliency domain: IT disaster recovery (DR), business continuity (BC), or overall enterprise risk management (ERM). The studies provide BC pros, DR pros, and other risk managers an […]
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Enterprise Security Vendors Need An Infusion Of Open Source Culture

Stephanie Balaouras November 21, 2019
Forrester VP and Group Director Stephanie Balaouras reviews the infusion of an open source development mentality in IBM Security and the impact on the broader security ecosystem.
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Predictions 2020: This Time, Cyberattacks Get Personal

Jeff Pollard October 30, 2019
Read the top three cybersecurity predictions for 2020 from Forrester Research analyst Jeff Pollard.
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Five Key Resources For Cybersecurity Awareness Month

David Holmes October 17, 2019
Get five new resources for cybersecurity threat management in your enterprise.
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Cybersecurity Risk Ratings Are Here To Stay — Learn To Work With Them

Paul McKay July 31, 2019
Cybersecurity risk rating solutions are a polarizing topic for security leaders. We meet promoters and detractors in roughly equal measure in the customers that we speak to. Positive client sentiment cites the ability to continuously monitor their third parties, and the simplicity of the quantifiable risk score is popular. Security leaders tell us it is […]
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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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Take A Stand For Consumer Privacy: The Anti-Surveillance Economy

Jeff Pollard April 12, 2019
Consumer data misuse has lit up the headlines and eroded trust. From the ashes of these corporate scandals will rise a new industry: the anti-surveillance economy. Read what this means for companies that monetize consumer data.
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Don’t Drink From A Poisoned Well — Mitigate Supply Chain Risk With Zero Trust

Josh Zelonis March 25, 2019
Motherboard and Kaspersky unveiled that hackers compromised a server of computer manufacturer ASUS’s live software update tool to install a malicious backdoor on thousands of computers. The malicious file was able to masquerade as an authentic software update as it was signed with legitimate ASUS digital certificates. The manufacturer unwittingly pushed out the backdoor to […]
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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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New Tech Spotlight: Security Technology Takes Center Stage

Carlton Doty January 14, 2019
Venture capital and private equity spending on security technology reached an all-time high in 2018. Currently, this emerging technology market sector stands at about $31 billion in total funding. While that total may pale in comparison to other fast-growing markets such as fintech ($124 billion) or transportation tech ($150 billion), consider that 65% of that $31 […]
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Phishing: The Simple Attack That Shreds The Defenses Of Sensitive Networks

Joseph Blankenship December 20, 2018
Diplomatic networks carry some of the world’s most sensitive information: communications between world leaders, key technical intellectual property, trade strategies, and military plans. A recent report by antiphishing vendor Area 1 Security reveals that a three-year-long cyberattack led to the successful breach of the European Union’s diplomatic communications network. By focusing on the cybersecurity of the […]
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