Chris Sherman

Analyst serving Security & Risk PROFESSIONALS

Chris is an 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 works closely with Forrester's Infrastructure & Operations team to help integrate security operations with traditional endpoint management.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his role as 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.

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  • Chris Sherman
  • Past 18 months
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Twelve Recommendations For Your Security Program In 2015

    Political Instability And Cyberterrorism Raise The Security Stakes For Digital Businesses

    Each winter, Forrester outlines 12 important recommendations for your security strategy for the coming year. We base these recommendations on thousands of client inquiries and interactions,...

    • Downloads: 238
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Encryption, Q1 2015

    Tools And Technology: The Data Security Playbook

    Security and risk (S&R) professionals often turn to endpoint encryption technologies to protect corporate data, meet regulatory requirements, and prevent accidental data leaks. Full disk, file-level,...

    • Downloads: 204
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Security Risks Faced By Healthcare Providers Empowering Mobile Moments To Clinical Teams

    Security pros in the healthcare industry must balance the need for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as other security and privacy regulations,...

    • Downloads: 109
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Symantec Splits In Two

    Splitting Is Symantec's Best Opportunity To Refocus, Innovate, And Compete

    On October 9, 2014, Symantec announced that it will separate into two independent, publicly traded companies. Recently appointed CEO, Michael Brown, will stay on as CEO of Symantec, which will market...

    • Downloads: 133
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The State Of Endpoint Security Adoption 2014 To 2015

    Adoption Of Proactive Security Tools Will Outpace Signature-Based Antimalware In 2015

    Every year, Forrester conducts a number of global surveys of security decision-makers and information workers from a wide range of organization industries and sizes. In this report, we present the...

    • Downloads: 315
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: Stolen And Lost Devices Are Putting Personal Healthcare Information At Risk

    It's Time For Healthcare CISOs To Close The Faucet Of Data Loss From Endpoints

    Amid a rising tide of compliance pressures, employee mobility, and high black-market values for personally identifiable information (PII) and personal healthcare information (PHI), security and risk...

    • Downloads: 158
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Level Up Your Mobile Application Security Program

    Processes: The Mobile Security Playbook

    Security and risk (S&R) professionals face many challenges when looking to develop a mobile security strategy that effectively balances the requirements of their digital workforce with the need to...

    • Downloads: 525
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Privacy Heat Map Supplement

    To help security and risk professionals navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws around the world, Forrester created a data privacy heat map that highlights the data protection guidelines and...

    • Downloads: 133
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Forrester's 2014 Data Privacy Heat Map

    To help security and risk professionals navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws around the world, Forrester created a data privacy heat map that highlights the data protection guidelines and...

    • Downloads: 1331
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Prepare For The Post-AV Era Part 2: Layer Your Endpoint Security Tools For Max Protection

    In this second report covering the post-antivirus (AV) era, we discuss how a layered approach to endpoint security can help decrease the risk of attack significantly beyond what antivirus alone can...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Enterprise Endpoint Backup And Recovery Solutions

    Protect And Enable The Anytime, Anywhere Worker With Client Data Protection

    The information workers of today look very different from those just a few years ago. Today, they work in more places on more devices and expect services to be available 24x7. They create data on...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: Legal Costs In A Customer Data Breach Now Pack A Bigger Punch

    Recent Legal Settlement Raises The Stakes For US Security Practices

    In December of 2009, two laptops containing sensitive information were stolen from the health insurance provider AvMed's corporate headquarters, leading to a breach of 1.2 million customer records....

    • Downloads: 150
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Prepare For The Post-AV Era Part 1: Five Alternatives To Endpoint Antivirus

    S&R Pros Are Shifting AV Spend To More Proactive Security Technologies

    As malware increases in sophistication and the number of new variants rises, antivirus (AV) technologies have steadily become less effective at stopping advanced threats to employee endpoints and...

    • Downloads: 341
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: FTC Vs. Wyndham Ruling Further Solidifies The FTC's Role In US Data Security

    Firms Find Themselves In The FTC's Crosshairs By Violating Basic Security Principles

    Security and risk (S&R) professionals: If the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was not on your radar before, it should be now. Protecting consumers and consumer privacy is one of several mandates...

    • Downloads: 49
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Top 15 Trends S&R Pros Should Watch: 2014

    Each year, analysts from across Forrester's security and risk research team draw insight from our hundreds of enterprise questions, vendor briefings, and consultations; the 25-plus research projects...

    • Downloads: 671
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Is Your Customer Insights Practice Ready For EU Privacy?

    Q&A: EU Privacy Regulations

    This report, originally written for security and risk professionals, is of critical importance to customer insights (CI) professionals as well. The European Union is poised to increase demands of...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera

    Palo Alto Extends Its Reach To The Endpoint

    On March 24, 2014, Palo Alto Networks announced an agreement to acquire Cyvera, a privately held endpoint security company, for approximately $200 million. With the acquisition, Palo Alto Networks...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Enable Mobile Engagement Through A Cross-Functional Mobile Security Team

    Organization: The Mobile Security Playbook

    This report outlines the skills and staffing needs for Forrester's solution for security and risk (S&R) executives working on mobile security strategy. We designed this report to help S&R executives...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Q&A: EU Privacy Regulations

    As a consequence of increasing global commerce, security and risk (S&R) professionals face the complexity of navigating data privacy regulations from around the world. Forrester clients frequently...

    • Downloads: 808
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Twelve Recommendations For Your Security Program In 2014

    Customer Trust And Digital Disruption Are Key Considerations For Your 2014 Security Strategy

    Every winter Forrester outlines 12 important recommendations for your security and risk management strategy for the coming year. These recommendations stem from our understanding of the current state...

    • Downloads: 1011
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The State Of Enterprise Mobile Security, Q1 2014: Strategies Shift From Devices To Apps

    Benchmark: The Mobile Security Playbook

    Even as more and more firms adopt and grow more comfortable with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies, security and risk (S&R) pros remain vigilant — particularly as firms seek to empower...

    • Downloads: 630
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Introducing Forrester's Prioritized Patching Process (P3)

    Leverage Predictive Threat Modeling And Data Value For A Context-Based Approach To Patch Prioritization

    Criminals want access to your valuable assets, and one of their preferred methods is to exploit vulnerabilities lurking in your software and systems. Typically, these vulnerabilities have available...

    • Downloads: 323
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:An S&R Pro's Guide To Windows 8.1 Security

    According to Forrester's Forrsights Hardware Survey, Q3 2013, 29% of organizations have either deployed or plan to deploy Windows 8 within their traditional endpoint (laptop/desktop) environments. In...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Endpoint Security Trends, Q2 2013 To Q4 2014

    New Disruptors For Endpoint Security Through 2014

    Every year, Forrester conducts a number of global surveys of IT security decision-makers and information workers from a wide range of organization industries and sizes. In this report, we present the...

    • Downloads: 524