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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Top Cybersecurity Threats For Retailers In 2018

    Digital Transformation Means Retailers Must Get Cyber-Ready

    November 15, 2017 Brendan Miller, Josh Zelonis

    Attackers are exploiting your digital transformation efforts. The age of the customer demands that retailers go on the offensive and exceed the demands of today's digital customers while also defending against voracious security and fraud attacks. This report details five immediate threat areas that digital business pros must take an active role in defending against as they work to digitally transform their business.

  • 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 Forrester Wave™: Digital Forensics And Incident Response Service Providers, Q3 2017

    Tools And Technology: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    September 28, 2017Josh Zelonis

    In our 18-criteria evaluation of digital forensics and incident response service providers, we identified the 14 most significant ones — CrowdStrike, Cylance, Deloitte, KPMG, Mandiant, Optiv, Protiviti, PwC, Raytheon, RSA, SecureWorks, Stroz Friedberg, Trustwave, and Verizon — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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

    Hollywood Isn't The Only Industry Banking On Sequels

    July 18, 2017Josh Zelonis, Jeff Pollard

    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 new, but current technologies are gaining interest again due to a wave of innovation and venture capital investment. In this report, we explain the benefits and limitations of deception technology and profile and explain when it makes sense to invest in it (and when it doesn't).

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: External Threat Intelligence, 2017

    Look Beyond Your Own Perimeter To Understand And Prevent Threats

    June 26, 2017Josh Zelonis

    The threat intelligence market is muddled by confusing messaging that has hurt security and risk (S&R) pros' ability to succeed with their intelligence capabilities. This report provides a course correction for the industry by clearly delineating the offerings of 30 vendors that provide externally sourced intelligence. It also offers a guide for using this data to build a successful threat intelligence capability.

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