Security & Risk Research

As your business continues to transform with technology, cybersecurity and privacy practices must evolve with it to keep customers safe. Develop a Zero Trust mentality with Forrester’s security and risk research. Learn how to keep sophisticated hackers at bay and leverage new technologies to protect your organization’s most valuable data.

Future-Proof Your Data 

Keep The Company Safe

Embrace risk-aligned and forward-thinking security and privacy strategies to help you protect your brand, employees, and customers.

Inspire Innovation

Incubate creativity and manage risk by constantly evaluating new and emerging technologies that can fuel innovative ways to protect against security lapses and crises.

Support New Ways Of Thinking

Work with expert analysts to map your cybersecurity and privacy efforts to business outcomes that provide assurance to stakeholders and value to the business.

Signature Research

Forrester pioneered the concept of Zero Trust and has guided hundreds of IT leaders through the strategy behind its architecture. Put this expertise to work for you with signature technology-related topics such as:

  • Zero Trust security: Defend your digital business from advanced cyberattacks using Forrester’s Zero Trust model.
  • Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC): Take on more business risk while protecting the organization’s ability to thrive in an increasingly competitive business environment.
  • Security operations and program governance: Develop robust prevention, detection, and incident response capabilities to protect your company’s vital digital business ecosystem.
  • Data security and privacy: Protect your intellectual property and customer data from theft and abuse.
  • Identity and access management (IAM): Future-proof and maintain your digital identity and access management strategy without reducing security or degrading experience.

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Forrester analysts are past practitioners and experts in their field. Each analyst brings this unique knowledge and background to help you vet ideas, validate direction, and put research into practice. Each analyst inquiry includes:

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Research Spotlight

The Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem​

Forrester’s Zero Trust model of information security is a conceptual and architectural model for how security teams should redesign networks into secure microperimeters, strengthen data security using obfuscation techniques, limit the risks associated with excessive user privileges and access, and dramatically improve security detection and response with analytics and automation. ​

Featured Insights


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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Predictions 2021 Online Event

Dive deep into the dynamics that will generate obstacles and opportunities in 2021.


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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(Likely) First Cyberintrusion Into An American Water Treatment System

Brian Kime February 9, 2021
Yesterday, the city of Oldsmar, Florida conducted a press conference to disclose that an unknown person had remotely accessed the city’s water treatment system. The public was never in danger, since operators detected the breach quickly and reversed the changes made by the threat within moments. The change made to the system was “loud” — […]
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