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: CISO Career Paths: Plot Your Course For Advancement

    Look Up And Out For Your Next Promotion

    December 7, 2017Jeff Pollard

    The CISO role is evolving rapidly, so there is no standard guidebook to getting hired, progressing, or succeeding as a CISO. To understand the skills, experience, and education that qualify leaders to defend the world's largest companies, we analyzed data from CISOs and heads of security in the Fortune 500. This information can help: 1) current CISOs identify their next challenge; 2) those looking to hire a CISO understand what to look for; and 3) those wanting to become CISOs how to get from where they are to where they want to be.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Justify Security Budget By Its Impact On Maturity

    Business Case: The S&R Practice Playbook

    November 21, 2017Jeff Pollard

    Security leaders face challenges articulating which projects generate the most value for their organization. They often struggle to justify existing budgets, as well. To help you build the business case for new projects and justify existing funding, this report explains a unified way to plan, sequence, and explain the value of security investments based on their impact on your program's maturity.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: Cybersecurity

    Landscape: The S&R Practice Playbook

    November 7, 2017 Andras Cser, Jeff Pollard, Merritt Maxim, Josh Zelonis, Joseph Blankenship, Heidi Shey

    In 2018, consumers and businesses will face challenges brought on by four primary forces: 1) rising tensions in international relations; 2) ubiquitous connectivity; 3) digital transformation initiatives; and 4) the increasing importance of the data economy. This report guides security and risk professionals through six predictions for 2018 that forecast what will happen as these forces collide. It also shows how S&R pros can mitigate the risks from the resulting economic, political, and societal changes to everything from our identities to our privacy and even our physical safety.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Eight Business And Security Benefits Of Zero Trust

    Business Case: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    November 1, 2017 Chase Cunningham, Jeff Pollard

    In response to increasingly complex cyberattacks, security pros devote 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. 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: 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.

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