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 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.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q3 2019

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    September 23, 2019Chris Sherman

    In our 25-criterion evaluation of endpoint security suite providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Bitdefender, BlackBerry Cylance, Carbon Black, Check Point, Cisco, CrowdStrike, ESET, FireEye, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Lessons Learned From The Latest HIPAA Security And Privacy Incidents

    As Fines Reach Into The Millions, It's Time For Healthcare To Move Beyond Minimal Compliance Efforts

    July 31, 2019Chris Sherman

    The healthcare industry experienced several high-profile data breaches and security incidents in 2018, leading to the loss of personal information on millions of patients and millions in fines. We reviewed the details of these incidents and derived several key practices security and risk (S&R) professionals in the healthcare industry can adopt today. Our goal is to help healthcare security leaders learn from their peers to more effectively prevent, detect, and respond to data breaches while meeting the requirements in a growing list of healthcare compliance regulations.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The US Healthcare Security Benchmark, 2018 To 2019

    Healthcare Pros Must Spend Wisely To Counter Increasing Complexity

    July 5, 2019Chris Sherman, Salvatore Schiano, Jeff Becker

    In the past, IT security teams within US healthcare providers had much smaller budgets than those within other industries. This is no longer the case, as budget increases in healthcare have come as a result of years of devastating data breaches and revenue loss directly attributed to poor security. This report helps healthcare security pros learn from their peers and provides recommendations for addressing critical technology risks.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices: Medical Device Security

    Control Your Hospital's Expanding Device Risk Exposure

    May 21, 2019Chris Sherman, Salvatore Schiano

    Healthcare providers struggle to understand and mitigate medical device risk, particularly devices connected to the hospital network and directly involved in patient care. Meanwhile, patients themselves are worried about the increasing reports of cyberattacks on healthcare organizations. As connected medical devices multiply, they open up lethal vulnerabilities that put patient lives at risk. But what are the real risks and what is hype? This report gives security pros a medical-device risk heat map that explains the real risks and offers mitigation best practices.

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