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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: Use Forrester's CISO Strategic Canvas To Align Security With Business

    Strategic Plan: The S&R Practice Playbook

    October 16, 2017Jeff Pollard

    Security leaders know it's critical to align their efforts to the business, speak their business colleagues' language, and show support for business objectives. But with never-ending inbound requirements and emerging threats, it's difficult to find the time to plan and demonstrate alignment. This report unveils Forrester's CISO Strategic Canvas, which guides security leaders in developing a strategy that aligns with business objectives. Expand your vision outside of security goals if you want to be able to anticipate where the business is going and how to help get it there. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Information Security Consulting Services, Q3 2017

    The Best Firms Are Helping CISOs Secure Digital Transformation

    September 28, 2017Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley

    In our 26 criteria evaluation of information security consulting services providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Accenture, Atos, BAE Systems, Deloitte, DXC Technology, EY, IBM, KPMG, Leidos, Optiv, Protiviti, PwC, SecureWorks, Verizon, and Wipro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up, to help security and risk professionals make the right choice.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Maintain Your Security Edge

    Continuous Improvement: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    August 25, 2017 Heidi Shey, Jeff Pollard

    New security objectives and approaches call for shifts in architecture and operations — but more importantly, for security leaders to reassess their investments in their most valuable asset: employees. Complacency, a widening gap between skills and talent, and a focus on technologies over people are a threat to the business. In an environment of competitive hiring and fast evolving threats, security and risk (S&R) leaders must invest in professional development and growth for themselves and their staffs. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Assess Your Exposure To Geopolitical Cyber Risk

    How To Identify The Impacts Of Geopolitical Dynamics Across Your Organization

    July 26, 2017 Claire O'Malley, Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship

    Geopolitical tensions around the world are spawning nearly constant cyberattacks on unprepared private sector firms. These cyberattacks result in millions of dollars in lost customer trust, as well as physical, virtual, and reputational damages. In this report, we introduce a way for CISOs to identify characteristics of their firm that might expose it to cybersecurity risks stemming from geopolitical dynamics.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Market For Managed Detection And Response Booms In 2017

    Cyberattacks And Skill Shortages Drive MDR Demand

    July 21, 2017Jeff Pollard

    Managed detection and response (MDR) has emerged as a specific category of managed security services (MSS) in the last 12 months. Security and risk (S&R) pros thinking about investing in MDR services should understand the differences between MDR and traditional MSS, the technical dependencies, and the categories of firms that have entered the market offering the service.

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