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.


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

Jeff Pollard's Research

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Maintain Your Security Edge

    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: emp...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Assess Your Exposure To Geopolitical Cyber Risk

    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 w...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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

    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 ser...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Remove The Mystery From Security Metrics

    Difficulty creating meaningful metrics persists for chief information security officers (CISOs) despite a decade of discussion. Without good metrics, the security organization can't hope to part...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Honeypots 2.0: Deception Technology Lures Cybercriminals Into A Trap

    Security and risk (S&R) professionals can leverage deception technologies that mimic real production applications and systems in an attempt to lure attackers into an intrusion. The concept isn't...

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