Jeff   Pollard

Jeff Pollard

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Jeff primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. He leads Forrester’s research on the role of the CISO, specializing in topics related to security strategy, budgets, metrics, business cases, and presenting to the board. His research also includes security services, featuring global coverage of managed security services, professional security services, and security-as-a-service. Jeff also takes an active role in Forrester’s forward-looking research on security innovation, the security market, and security predictions.

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

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Jeff primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. He leads Forrester’s research on the role of the CISO, specializing in topics related to security strategy, budgets, metrics, business cases, and presenting to the board. His research also includes security services, featuring global coverage of managed security services, professional security services, and security-as-a-service. Jeff also takes an active role in Forrester’s forward-looking research on security innovation, the security market, and security predictions.

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

Most RecentMost Popular
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Security For Profit

    Generating Revenue And Profit From Tighter Security Is No Pipe Dream

    March 14, 2019 Andras Cser, Jeff Pollard

    More and more companies recognize the critical importance of security to earning and maintaining customer trust, securing intellectual property, and protecting the brand. Security is no longer just about avoiding costs; it's also critical to improving operations across the business and accelerating revenue growth. In the next two years, Forrester expects many firms to discover that security can become a source of revenue in its own right. This report explains how CISOs and other security and risk (S&R) leaders can leverage their security strengths to yield more profit.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Throw Away Your Current Application Security Metrics

    Match Application Security Metrics To Developer Speed

    March 1, 2019 Amy DeMartine, Jeff Pollard

    Applications underpin customer engagement, but they also are the top external attack method for breaches. To avoid launching efforts that waste time, effort, and money, security leaders need application security metrics that generate insights and help decision making. Security pros should use this report to define application security metrics that are traceable to business objectives and understand what decisions to make, how to make them, and what the consequences are.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Security Of Cryptocurrencies

    Security Must Help Business Leaders Make Risk-Based Decisions On Cryptocurrency Adoption And Implementation

    February 13, 2019 Andras Cser, Heidi Shey, Jeff Pollard, Merritt Maxim

    Many enterprises are considering the adoption of cryptocurrencies for payment. As a security and risk (S&R) professional, you're responsible for helping business leaders understand the legal and regulatory risks and, importantly, how to secure the cryptocurrency. In this report, we help S&R pros: 1) understand the current adoption of cryptocurrency payments; 2) examine the threat surface; 3) investigate the regulatory landscape; and 4) identify best practices for secure implementation.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Build Your Security Organization

    Organization: The S&R Practice Playbook

    January 31, 2019Jeff Pollard, Paul McKay

    CISOs are constantly evaluating the structure and make-up of their organization to make sure it aligns with business and risk management needs. This report examines key organizational challenges for security leaders, explains a practical approach for establishing roles and responsibilities, and discusses two common models of security structure to use as a starting point.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: How To Talk To Your Board About Cybersecurity

    Best Practices And Template For Board Presentations

    December 28, 2018Jeff Pollard, Jinan Budge, Paul McKay

    Whether there to answer questions, give a status update, or build support, security leaders need to make the most out of each opportunity they get in front of their board of directors. This report details what issues matter most to corporate directors and what CISOs need to do to effectively communicate with them. It also provides a PowerPoint template for a board-level cybersecurity presentation, with suggestions on how to frame key topics for such a senior audience.

View all of Jeff Pollard's Research

Clients Who Work With Jeff Pollard Also Work With:

View all related analysts

Connect

Brief Our Analysts

Upcoming Events

Forum: Privacy & Security 2019

Date: September 12, 2019
Register
View all upcoming events