Josh   Zelonis

Josh Zelonis

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Josh is a senior analyst at Forrester, serving Security & Risk Professionals. He covers security architecture and operations, with a focus on cyberthreat intelligence, detection, and response. In this role, he helps clients continuously adapt their architecture, policies, and processes to evolving threats while also developing robust incident response capabilities that limit the impact of breaches. His research focuses on threat intelligence, vulnerability assessment/management, malware analysis, and incident response.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Josh accumulated over 13 years of experience as a security practitioner with demonstrated success in product architecture, engineering, and security assessment roles. As a product architect, Josh helped design and build innovative technologies in the breach detection space, architecting both endpoint and appliance products with a focus on data collection and analytics. His background also includes extensive experience in security assessment roles including red team, vulnerability research, and compliance.

Education

Josh holds a B.S. in computer science from the California State University, San Marcos.

Josh Zelonis

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Josh is a senior analyst at Forrester, serving Security & Risk Professionals. He covers security architecture and operations, with a focus on cyberthreat intelligence, detection, and response. In this role, he helps clients continuously adapt their architecture, policies, and processes to evolving threats while also developing robust incident response capabilities that limit the impact of breaches. His research focuses on threat intelligence, vulnerability assessment/management, malware analysis, and incident response.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Josh accumulated over 13 years of experience as a security practitioner with demonstrated success in product architecture, engineering, and security assessment roles. As a product architect, Josh helped design and build innovative technologies in the breach detection space, architecting both endpoint and appliance products with a focus on data collection and analytics. His background also includes extensive experience in security assessment roles including red team, vulnerability research, and compliance.

Education

Josh holds a B.S. in computer science from the California State University, San Marcos.

Josh Zelonis's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Incident Response Services, Q1 2019

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    March 18, 2019Josh Zelonis

    In our 11-criterion evaluation of cybersecurity incident response services providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Aon, Booz Allen Hamilton, CrowdStrike, Cylance, Deloitte, EY, FireEye, IBM, KPMG, NCC Group, Optiv, PwC, Secureworks, Trustwave, and Verizon — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester MITRE ATT&CK Evaluation Guide

    An Objective Analysis Of The Evaluation And How To Interpret The Results

    February 27, 2019Josh Zelonis

    In an industry desperate for objective efficacy testing, the introduction of the MITRE ATT&CK evaluation of endpoint detection and response (EDR) security products is a much-welcomed event. However, when MITRE published the results of seven EDR products, it did so as a scientific data set, leaving security pros to interpret individual vendor performance on their own. This report is Forrester's guide to understanding the results and our analysis of what each vendor's results say about their offering.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Zero Trust Threat Detection And Response, Q1 2019

    Tools And Technology: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    January 2, 2019Josh Zelonis, Joseph Blankenship

    Zero Trust threat detection and response technologies are increasingly critical to securing customers and protecting the firm's brand. To accelerate their performance in threat detection and response, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies. This Forrester Tech Tide™ report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of the 18 technology categories that support Zero Trust threat detection and response. Security professionals should read this report to shape their firm's investment approach to these technologies.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Cybersecurity Threats In 2019

    Landscape: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    December 11, 2018Josh Zelonis

    Security pros have the challenging task of using finite budgets to protect their business from every possible attack type in the threat landscape. One strategy for approaching this challenge is to note historical attack trends and, after determining the most highly probable to occur in the future, prioritize attack protections. This report analyzes common attack trends responsible for breaches in 2018 to facilitate this approach.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester New Wave™: External Threat Intelligence Services, Q3 2018

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    September 7, 2018Josh Zelonis

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for external threat intelligence, we identified the 15 most significant providers in the category — Accenture, CrowdStrike, Digital Shadows, FireEye, Flashpoint, Group-IB, Hold Security, Intel 471, IntSights, Kaspersky Lab, Proofpoint, PwC, Recorded Future, Secureworks, Verint — and evaluated them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor scored against 10 criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. S&R pros can use this review to select the right partner for their needs.

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