Jeff   Pollard

Jeff Pollard

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Jeff primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for Security & Risk Professionals. His research guides client initiatives related to managed security services, security outsourcing, and security economics. He helps senior technology managers with their plans to leverage a composite set of security services to drive business outcomes. His research focuses on integrating security services into operational workflows, incident response processes, threat intelligence applications, and business requirements.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Jeff served as a global architect at Verizon, Dell SecureWorks, and Mandiant, working with the world's largest organizations in financial services, telecommunications, media, and defense. In those roles he helped clients fuse managed security and professional services engagements in security monitoring, security management, red teams, penetration testing, OSINT, forensics, and application security.

Education

Jeff holds a B.S. in IT management from Western Governors University.

Jeff Pollard

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Jeff primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for Security & Risk Professionals. His research guides client initiatives related to managed security services, security outsourcing, and security economics. He helps senior technology managers with their plans to leverage a composite set of security services to drive business outcomes. His research focuses on integrating security services into operational workflows, incident response processes, threat intelligence applications, and business requirements.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Jeff served as a global architect at Verizon, Dell SecureWorks, and Mandiant, working with the world's largest organizations in financial services, telecommunications, media, and defense. In those roles he helped clients fuse managed security and professional services engagements in security monitoring, security management, red teams, penetration testing, OSINT, forensics, and application security.

Education

Jeff holds a B.S. in IT management from Western Governors University.

Jeff Pollard's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Managed Detection And Response (MDR) Services, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 18 Managed Detection And Response Providers

    April 26, 2018Jeff Pollard

    You can use MDR services to offer assurance that your business is not currently compromised, to turn internal investigations over to efficient experts, or to get on-demand access to a seasoned incident response team. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Security leaders should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from an MDR provider and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: CISOs, Get Ready To Pay More As Tech Titans Enter The Security Market

    Alphabet, Amazon, And Microsoft Seek To Remake The Cybersecurity Landscape

    April 24, 2018Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship

    Three tech giants are rushing in to disrupt the cybersecurity market the same way they disrupted retail, computing, and advertising. When computing was on-premises or in client-owned data centers, a point-product approach to security made sense (even if it didn't work all the time). However, Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft are now looking to circumvent existing security product vendors by delivering security capabilities to where client workloads are moving: the cloud. This report helps S&R pros prepare to work with these new security giants.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Future Of Cybersecurity And Privacy: Defeat The Data Economy's Demons

    The Vision Report In The Cybersecurity And Privacy Playbook

    April 12, 2018Jeff Pollard, Heidi Shey, Fatemeh Khatibloo

    The combination of data and machines could fuel either techno-optimistic utopia (happier, healthier lives for all) or totalitarian dystopia (corporations and governments using personal data to extract oligopolistic rents and control people). In this report, we reveal the key tools technology leaders and companies need to strive for the former.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Protect Your Business From Parasitic Cryptomining

    The Cryptocurrency Gold Rush Is Fueling New Cybercrime And Enterprise Risk

    March 30, 2018 Joseph Blankenship, Jeff Pollard, Josh Zelonis

    Cryptocurrency values have soared to astronomical, unsustainable, gold-rush levels, and like any gold rush, this one has attracted its share of bad actors and parasites. Cryptomining — adding transactions to a public ledger and releasing new currency — requires an enormous amount of compute power, so cybercriminals and other unscrupulous opportunists seek to use your enterprise compute power to unlock this wealth — at great expense and risk to you.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Future-Proof Your Digital Business With Zero Trust Security

    Vision: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    March 28, 2018Jeff Pollard

    As CIOs develop hybrid cloud strategies to help their organization become fast, flexible, and innovative, it's the perfect time to migrate to a Zero Trust security architecture. Security and risk (S&R) leaders can use their organization's mandate for digital transformation to escape from legacy networks full of "security debt" stemming from tradeoffs and competing priorities. Security can exploit this migration to build in — rather than bolt on — Zero Trust security architectural principles. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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