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Chris Sherman

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Chris is a senior analyst serving Security & Risk (S&R) Professionals. His research focuses on helping S&R pros make strategic decisions regarding endpoint security (laptops, PCs, smartphones, and tablets) and data privacy, such as how to secure employee-owned devices while meeting industry compliance standards. Chris also leads Forrester's healthcare infosec coverage and has published multiple reports on budgets, priorities, and best practices within the areas of healthcare security and medical device security.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his role as an analyst, Chris was a researcher on the S&R team, where he helped Forrester clients with insights and best practices in endpoint security, mobile security, cloud security, and data privacy. Chris joined Forrester from Harvard Medical School, where he served as a research associate based at Massachusetts General Hospital. He brings with him an extensive background in scientific research, quantitative analysis, and project management.

Education

Chris received his B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Maine.

Chris Sherman

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Chris is a senior analyst serving Security & Risk (S&R) Professionals. His research focuses on helping S&R pros make strategic decisions regarding endpoint security (laptops, PCs, smartphones, and tablets) and data privacy, such as how to secure employee-owned devices while meeting industry compliance standards. Chris also leads Forrester's healthcare infosec coverage and has published multiple reports on budgets, priorities, and best practices within the areas of healthcare security and medical device security.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his role as an analyst, Chris was a researcher on the S&R team, where he helped Forrester clients with insights and best practices in endpoint security, mobile security, cloud security, and data privacy. Chris joined Forrester from Harvard Medical School, where he served as a research associate based at Massachusetts General Hospital. He brings with him an extensive background in scientific research, quantitative analysis, and project management.

Education

Chris received his B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Maine.

Chris Sherman's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester's 2017 Interactive Data Privacy Heat Map

    Landscape: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    September 14, 2017 Enza Iannopollo, Chris Sherman, Heidi Shey, Alexander Spiliotes

    To help S&R professionals navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws around the world, Forrester created the Data Privacy Heat Map, which explains the data protection guidelines and practices for 54 countries. It also covers government surveillance, cross-border data transfers, regulatory enforcement, and data center locations around the globe. Due to the dynamic nature of data protection legislation, we update the interactive tool whenever there are significant changes to relevant legislation. We also conduct an annual comprehensive review and update.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Data: Endpoint Security Software Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global)

    ForecastView Document

    August 22, 2017 Jennifer Adams, Chris Sherman

    Hackers are creating new, more sophisticated malware daily, and endpoint security solutions provide a critical line of defense to protect PCs, laptops, and servers from these malicious threats. This data-driven report gives a five-year view of growth in the endpoint security solutions market, including endpoint security suites; application integrity protection; application control (whitelisting and application privilege management); endpoint visibility and control (EVC), also known as endpoint detection and response (EDR); and application execution isolation.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Ransomware Protection: Five Best Practices

    Harden Your Defenses Now For This Growing Threat

    July 27, 2017Chris Sherman, Salvatore Schiano

    Ransomware is holding enterprises hostage. Recent outbreaks from variants such as WannaCry and Petya have many security and risk (S&R) pros wondering if they can prevent this growing threat. By focusing on the basics and implementing proper controls, however, S&R pros can slow the ransomware spread. This report explains the rise of ransomware and examines strategies for preventing it — or recovering from it if you become a victim. Learn best practices to avoid facing an unnerving decision of whether to negotiate with cyberterrorists.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Healthcare Must Embrace Zero Trust To Address PHI Vulnerabilities

    March 6, 2017 Kate McCarthy, Chris Sherman

    Healthcare payer and provider organizations invest in securing protected health information (PHI) but must also invest in strategies that holistically secure the whole environment. From POS systems to mobile devices to internal and external user access, today's security and risk (S&R) professionals must work with their CIOs to move to a Zero Trust framework that ensures the security of their environments. CIOs should use this report to understand the ecosystem that must be secured and begin to establish a framework for embracing Zero Trust in healthcare.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Build A Cross-Functional Mobile Security Team

    Organization: The Mobile Security Playbook

    February 22, 2017Chris Sherman

    As security leaders look to support business engagement with customers, partners, and employees through mobile, they often discover gaps in team expertise. To better organize talent, security execs must divide mobile security responsibilities among existing security operations and architecture roles, They must also partner with the office of the CIO and business leaders on strategic initiatives. The goal is to build a cross-functional group of security strategy and ops staff with clear responsibilities. This report explains the elements of an effective mobile security team.

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