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 Future Of Endpoint Protection, 2019 To 2024

    Endpoint Security Will Focus On Apps' And Users' Behavior

    January 24, 2019Chris Sherman

    Security leaders have struggled for the past 20 years to balance effective endpoint security with good employee experience, and this challenge will only get tougher as attacks and technologies become more complex. In the next five years, security professionals will increasingly rely on native device security and application security controls to protect corporate users and assets. This report highlights the critical steps to take now to prepare for these future changes.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Endpoint Security, 2019

    Buyers Demand Better Product Efficacy And Integrated Data Security

    January 22, 2019Chris 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 to help security leaders benchmark their 2019 plans against those of their peers. It also highlights the most important trends that will affect the endpoint security industry in 2019 and beyond.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2018

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 20, 2018 Andrew Hewitt, Chris Sherman

    In our 28-criterion evaluation of unified endpoint management (UEM) providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — BlackBerry, Cisco, Citrix Systems, IBM, Ivanti, Jamf, Kaspersky Lab, Matrix42, Microsoft, MobileIron, Sophos, and VMware — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.

  • 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.

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