David   Holmes

David Holmes

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

David Holmes is a senior analyst at Forrester, advising security and risk professionals about strategy, architecture, and Zero Trust. His coverage includes firewalls, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, automated malware analysis (sandboxing), IDS/IPS, and network security controls. His research focuses on network security, segmentation strategies, and policy management. He helps security leaders plan Zero Trust implementations, select cybersecurity controls, and understand new mitigation technologies. David has presented at industry conferences like RSA, InfoSec Europe, and the Australian CyberSecurity Conference. He has written regularly for industry magazines on cryptography, malware, and the security community.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, David spent a decade researching, writing, and speaking about cybersecurity topics for network and application security vendors. Before entering the cybersecurity space, he was a C/C++ software developer specializing in authentication and authorization, network protocols, and cryptography. His transition from wrangling bytes, packets, and private keys to researching, writing, and advising positions him well on Forrester’s security and risk team.

Education

David studied computer science and engineering physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

David Holmes

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

David Holmes is a senior analyst at Forrester, advising security and risk professionals about strategy, architecture, and Zero Trust. His coverage includes firewalls, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, automated malware analysis (sandboxing), IDS/IPS, and network security controls. His research focuses on network security, segmentation strategies, and policy management. He helps security leaders plan Zero Trust implementations, select cybersecurity controls, and understand new mitigation technologies. David has presented at industry conferences like RSA, InfoSec Europe, and the Australian CyberSecurity Conference. He has written regularly for industry magazines on cryptography, malware, and the security community.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, David spent a decade researching, writing, and speaking about cybersecurity topics for network and application security vendors. Before entering the cybersecurity space, he was a C/C++ software developer specializing in authentication and authorization, network protocols, and cryptography. His transition from wrangling bytes, packets, and private keys to researching, writing, and advising positions him well on Forrester’s security and risk team.

Education

David studied computer science and engineering physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

David Holmes's Research

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    REPORT: The Eight Business And Security Benefits Of Zero Trust

    Business Case: The Zero Trust Security Playbook

    September 25, 2019 Chase Cunningham, David Holmes, Jeff Pollard

    In response to increasingly complex cyberattacks, security pros are devoting resources to granular aspects of their networks. This is understandable and necessary to a degree, but it's also a great way to lose sight of your ultimate goal: protecting customers and empowering the business. Zero Trust networks accomplish the dual tasks of deep, continuous data inspection across the network and lean operation and oversight — tasks that seem mutually exclusive in traditional networks. This report highlights the eight most significant ways Zero Trust boosts security and your business.

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