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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: The Forrester New Wave™: Connected Medical Device Security, Q2 2020

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    June 11, 2020Chris Sherman

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for medical device security solutions, we identified the eight most significant providers in the category — Armis, CyberMDX, Cynerio, Forescout, Gurucul, Medigate, Ordr, and Palo Alto Networks — and evaluated them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor scored against 10 criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Security professionals and clinical engineers can use this review to select the right partner for their medical device security needs.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Top Trends Shaping Endpoint Security Suites In 2020

    Increased OS Support, Behavioral Analysis, And EDR Integration Are Reshaping The ESS Market

    April 6, 2020Chris Sherman

    The endpoint security suites market has been in constant evolution since buyers began demanding more from traditional antivirus solutions in the early 2000s, and since 2012, Forrester has regularly evaluated the top vendors in this space through Forrester Wave research. After each publication, clients ask what was learned and how the market is evolving, as well as where vendor technologies are heading. This brief will discuss the vendor technology trends elucidated in our last ESS Wave and how S&R pros should adapt in 2020 and beyond.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: New Tech: Medical Device Security, Q1 2020

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 19 Providers

    March 23, 2020Chris Sherman, Elsa Pikulik

    Connected medical devices are an integral part of modern healthcare providers, but security teams at those organizations struggle to understand and mitigate connected medical devices directly involved in patient care. This report provides an overview of the vendors providing security tools for medical device manufacturers and buyers, category segmentations, and an overview of the key vendors in this emerging market. S&R pros at device manufacturers and healthcare providers should read this report for a deeper understanding of the vendors directly impacting this emerging space.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Managing The Security Risks Posed By Your Employees' IoT Devices

    Your Employees' Connected Ecosystems Place Enterprise Assets At Risk

    February 19, 2020Chris Sherman

    Your employees are also consumers, and their personal IoT devices — ranging from home automation hubs to connected cars — interact with the enterprise devices they use to access sensitive company resources, introducing new attack vectors to the enterprise. Adversaries can leverage these interactions to find weak spots and gain access to corporate resources on the same network. This report categorizes and quantifies the risks that connected employee consumer devices pose to the enterprise and provides advice for mitigating those risks.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2020: The Internet Of Things

    IoT Will Propel Smart Displays, 5G, Product Ransomware Attacks, Supply Chains, And New Business Models

    November 1, 2019 Frank E. Gillett, Michele Pelino, Paul Miller, Chris Sherman, Heidi Shey, Julie A. Ask, Thomas Husson, Charlie Dai, Andre Kindness

    This report shares Forrester's five 2020 predictions to help CIOs and their business counterparts tackle the rapidly changing internet-of-things (IoT) landscape to deliver and enable connected products and business operations.

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