Heidi Shey

Analyst serving Security & Risk PROFESSIONALS

Heidi serves Security & Risk Professionals in solutions for data security and privacy and for security architecture and operations. Her research focus is on intellectual property protection, biometrics, cybersecurity topics such as policy and regulatory concerns, embedded security, and consumer security. She also focuses on data-driven topics such as budgeting, spending, and the economics of security. She is a team lead for survey design, methodology development, data analysis, and building of forecasting models in consulting engagements.

Previous Work Experience

Heidi has been with Forrester since 2006 and has a rich background in conducting primary and secondary research on topics such as green IT, enterprise mobility, unified communications, managed IT services, Web 2.0 technologies, cloud computing, and IT security. Her previous focus was on conducting quantitative analysis of B2B technology adoption and IT spending and budgeting trends for technology vendors. In her previous role, she also worked closely with Forrester's Forrsights team on survey development and data quality initiatives, in addition to leading companywide data use and quantitative analysis training for new research associate hires.


Heidi holds a B.A. in economics and studio art with honors from Wellesley College and an M.S. in cybersecurity policy from the University of Maryland. She has also studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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  • Heidi Shey
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  • IT Infrastructure & Operations
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Smart Computing Solutions Are On The Rise

    A Snapshot Of Adoption From The InformationWeek 500

    Smart Computing, the latest cycle of tech innovation and growth based on new technologies of awareness, analysis, and alternatives, began in 2008. Since then, a growing number of companies have...

    • Downloads: 596
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Smart Computing Fuels Biometrics Growth

    How Biometrics Enable Smart Computing Solutions

    Biometrics is already a growing market today in a variety of applications. Smart Computing will help to fuel biometrics growth as smart applications call for a greater level of security and...

    • Downloads: 549
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of SMB IT Budgets: 2009

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document provides SMB highlights of an extensive data set collected via Forrester's Enterprise And SMB Global IT Budgets And Spending Survey, Q2 2009. Overall, the global recession has made CIOs...

    • Downloads: 809
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:There's Gold For Vendors In Stimulus Packages

    But It Will Take Mining To Get At The Opportunities That Exist

    As economies around the world slid into recession, governments in the US and many other countries rushed out economic stimulus programs. Many programs have funds explicitly set aside for technology...

    • Downloads: 520