Chris   Sherman

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 Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most To Enterprises And How They Stack Up

    June 21, 2018Chris Sherman, Salvatore Schiano

    In our 21-criteria evaluation of endpoint security suite providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Bitdefender, Carbon Black, Check Point, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Cylance, ESET, Ivanti, Kaspersky Lab, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Microsoft, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up to help security professionals make the right choice.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Mobile Security, Q1 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 20 Mobile Security Providers

    March 15, 2018Chris Sherman

    You can use mobile security tools to enable employees to be productive, serve customers, generate revenue, and maintain a competitive edge, even as targeted attacks threaten your assets and information. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, product functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Security professionals can use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value you can expect from a mobile security provider and select the vendors based on available functionality.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Endpoint Security, 2018

    New Threats Are Driving Technology Consolidation

    February 5, 2018Chris Sherman, Salvatore Schiano

    Every year, Forrester surveys thousands of security decision makers and information workers around the world. This report examines endpoint security spending and adoption patterns, helping security leaders benchmark their 2018 plans against those of their peers. It also highlights the most important trends that will affect the endpoint security industry in 2018 and beyond.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The US Healthcare Security Benchmark 2017 To 2018

    Healthcare Providers Must Improve Security For Digital Transformation

    January 17, 2018 Salvatore Schiano, Chris Sherman

    IT security budgets at US healthcare organizations have lagged behind other industries. In a highly regulated industry, budget constraints have made compliance challenging and impeded security maturity. Yet ongoing regulatory pressure, increased targeted attacks, and healthcare technology innovation demand much higher levels of security maturity. This report examines industry trends, dissects healthcare security budgets and challenges, and provides recommendations to help healthcare security leaders benchmark their efforts and prioritize initiatives.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Windows 10 Finally Delivers On Microsoft's Security Promises

    A Guide For Taking Full Advantage Of Windows 10 Security And Privacy Features

    October 20, 2017Chris Sherman, Heidi Shey, Salvatore Schiano

    Microsoft Windows 10 offers many new native security and privacy capabilities that potentially reduce organizations' reliance on third-party endpoint security solutions. When taken together, these capabilities improve the risk posture of your endpoint environment and significantly reduce exposure to OS- and application-level exploits. This report explains to risk and security professionals the best ways to utilize the new Windows 10 security features while keeping users' privacy intact.

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