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

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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

    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 ...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Hardcoded For Failure

    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 ...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Hardcoded For Failure

    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 ...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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

    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 ...

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