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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

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: Cybersecurity

    The US-China Trade War Will Revive Corporate Espionage Attacks Around The World

    November 5, 2018 Amy DeMartine, Jeff Pollard, Heidi Shey, Claire O'Malley, Salvatore Schiano, Merritt Maxim, Renee Murphy

    The race to improve customer engagement compels companies to collect volumes of personal data, and this puts enormous pressure on security teams to protect customers from fraud, privacy abuses, and other breaches of trust. Unfortunately, the combination of data hoarding, consolidated data stores, and interconnectedness makes it easy for attackers to steal valuable data. In the next 12 months, attackers will target specific industries and use automation to enhance their effectiveness. This report guides security and risk (S&R) pros through five predictions for 2019.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: Privacy And Data Ethics

    Entitled Consumers Will Force Firms To Course Correct Poor Practices

    November 5, 2018 Fatemeh Khatibloo, Stephanie Balaouras, Enza Iannopollo, Stephanie Liu, Jeff Pollard, Heidi Shey

    The marketing-privacy ecosystem is about to change — again. If 2018 was the year of regulatory action, then 2019 will be the year of consumer action. This will open new opportunities for brands that choose to make privacy a competitive differentiator, and create significant business risk for those that choose to ignore it. This report lays out Forrester's five predictions for how the evolution of privacy and data ethics will impact marketers in 2019.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Proactively Protect Customers From Fraud, Cybercrime, And Privacy Abuses

    Intermediate Level: Technology Practices For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    September 25, 2018Jeff Pollard, Stephanie Balaouras, Amy DeMartine

    CIOs and technology leaders in the intermediate phase of the journey to cybersecurity and privacy maturity must ensure that security travels with the data and position data security and privacy as competitive differentiators. Firms in this phase must move to proactively protect customers from complex privacy abuses and cybercriminals. This report — the second of three in the technology competency of the cybersecurity and privacy playbook — helps CIOs meet the challenges of the intermediate phase.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Drive Growth With Customer Trust And Build Brand Resilience

    Advanced Level: Technology Practices For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    September 25, 2018 Amy DeMartine, Jeff Pollard, Stephanie Balaouras

    When customers trust you, they want to do more business with you. They're also willing to share more personal data with you and, often, to pay a premium for your products and services. This report — the third of three in the technology competency of the cybersecurity and privacy playbook — outlines the technologies CIOs, CISOs, and other technology leaders should prioritize in the advanced phase to leave competitors behind.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Lay Your Security Tech Foundation

    Beginner Level: Technology Practices For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    September 25, 2018 Stephanie Balaouras, Amy DeMartine, Jeff Pollard

    This report — the first of three in the technology competency of the cybersecurity and privacy playbook — outlines the technologies that CIOs and other technology leaders should prioritize to move to a data-centric Zero Trust security strategy. This strategy establishes the foundation your firm needs to mature its cybersecurity and privacy efforts, focusing on four key areas: 1) data governance; 2) data security; 3) cloud governance; and 4) technology innovation.

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