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Chase Cunningham

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Dr. Chase Cunningham primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for Security & Risk Professionals. His research guides client initiatives related to security operations center (SOC) planning and optimization, counter-threat operations, encryption, network security, and Zero Trust concepts and implementation. He helps senior technology executives with their plans to leverage comprehensive security controls and the use of a variety of standards, frameworks, and tools to enable secure business operations. His research focuses on integrating security into operations; leveraging advanced security solutions; empowering operations through artificial intelligence and machine learning; and planning for future growth within secure systems.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Chase served as a director of cyber threat intelligence operations at Armor. He was the computer network exploitation lead for Telecommunication Systems and the chief of cyber analytics for Decisive Analytics. Dr. Cunningham is a retired U.S. Navy chief with more than 19 years’ experience in cyberforensic and cyberanalytic operations. He has past operations experience, stemming from time spent in work centers within the NSA, CIA, FBI, and other government agencies. In those roles, he helped clients operationalize security controls; install and leverage encryption and analytic systems; and grow and optimize their security operations command systems and centers.

Education

Chase holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from Colorado Technical University and a B.S. from American Military University focused on counter-terrorism operations in cyberspace.

Chase Cunningham

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Dr. Chase Cunningham primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for Security & Risk Professionals. His research guides client initiatives related to security operations center (SOC) planning and optimization, counter-threat operations, encryption, network security, and Zero Trust concepts and implementation. He helps senior technology executives with their plans to leverage comprehensive security controls and the use of a variety of standards, frameworks, and tools to enable secure business operations. His research focuses on integrating security into operations; leveraging advanced security solutions; empowering operations through artificial intelligence and machine learning; and planning for future growth within secure systems.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Chase served as a director of cyber threat intelligence operations at Armor. He was the computer network exploitation lead for Telecommunication Systems and the chief of cyber analytics for Decisive Analytics. Dr. Cunningham is a retired U.S. Navy chief with more than 19 years’ experience in cyberforensic and cyberanalytic operations. He has past operations experience, stemming from time spent in work centers within the NSA, CIA, FBI, and other government agencies. In those roles, he helped clients operationalize security controls; install and leverage encryption and analytic systems; and grow and optimize their security operations command systems and centers.

Education

Chase holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from Colorado Technical University and a B.S. from American Military University focused on counter-terrorism operations in cyberspace.

Chase Cunningham's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Cybersecurity

    But Security Leaders Must View All Vendor Claims With Skepticism

    September 14, 2017Chase Cunningham, Joseph Blankenship, Mike Gualtieri

    Security vendors are inundating CISOs with products purporting to use artificial intelligence to dramatically improve the accuracy and speed of both threat detection and response. However, much of this messaging is confusing, even misleading. How do you know fact from fiction from enthusiastic marketing? S&R pros should read this report to understand what is really possible with AI today to take cybersecurity efforts to the next level.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Protect Your Digital Workforce With Browser Isolation Technology (BIT)

    BIT Helps S&R Pros Implement Zero Trust For Workforce Security

    July 21, 2017Chase Cunningham

    Employees today must use a browser to access most of their corporate applications, email, and collaboration tools. A variety of common threat vectors target basic user interactions as employees use the internet to serve customers and be as productive as possible. In this report, we analyze browser isolation technology (BIT), an emerging approach that enables security and risk (S&R) pros to secure a user's interactions with potentially malicious websites, emails, and links by isolating and intercepting the interaction before it can lead to any possible compromise.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Hardcoded For Failure

    Ignoring The Hardware, Firmware, And Code Running Our Networks Guarantees A Cyberattack

    June 21, 2017Chase Cunningham

    There is a plethora of security solutions to protect endpoints, mobile devices, and employees, but there is a deeper threat vector security pros often ignore. This threat is built into the very technology enabling today's digital businesses — hardcoded into the hardware and firmware of everything from point-of-sale (POS) devices to consumer electronics to high-end computing systems. In this report, we provide a summary of the more unnoticed but important instances of this threat and detail measures security teams should adopt to keep their firms safe.

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