Paul   McKay

Paul McKay

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Paul is a senior analyst on the security and risk team. He works with organizations to help them shape and deliver their cybersecurity strategies to support the delivery of their core business vision. Paul’s research coverage includes cybersecurity, Europe-specific regulation for cybersecurity, CISO role-specific research, and the European vendor market landscape focused on managed security service providers and consultancies.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining the security and risk team, Paul worked in the consulting industry providing cybersecurity advisory services to clients in all industries in the UK and Europe.

Paul was awarded the 2018 Institute of Industry Analyst Relations Newcomer of the Year Award.

Education

Paul holds an MSc in software and systems security from the University of Oxford and a BSc in computer science and mathematics from the University of St Andrews. Paul has been admitted as a Fellow of the British Computer Society and is a registered European and Chartered Engineer through FEANI and the Engineering Council UK.

Paul McKay

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Paul is a senior analyst on the security and risk team. He works with organizations to help them shape and deliver their cybersecurity strategies to support the delivery of their core business vision. Paul’s research coverage includes cybersecurity, Europe-specific regulation for cybersecurity, CISO role-specific research, and the European vendor market landscape focused on managed security service providers and consultancies.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining the security and risk team, Paul worked in the consulting industry providing cybersecurity advisory services to clients in all industries in the UK and Europe.

Paul was awarded the 2018 Institute of Industry Analyst Relations Newcomer of the Year Award.

Education

Paul holds an MSc in software and systems security from the University of Oxford and a BSc in computer science and mathematics from the University of St Andrews. Paul has been admitted as a Fellow of the British Computer Society and is a registered European and Chartered Engineer through FEANI and the Engineering Council UK.

Paul McKay's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of European Security In 2019: Slower-Growing Budgets Drive Fit-For-Purpose Security

    June 12, 2019Paul McKay

    A wobbly Eurozone economy and slower-growing budgets force European security and risk (S&R) leaders to prioritize their spending. Read this report to pinpoint the most important changes in the European security industry in 2019 and how CISOs should respond.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Improve Open Banking Customer Authentication Experiences With Biometrics

    Improving Payment Security Must Not Sacrifice Customer Experience

    May 10, 2019Paul McKay

    The introduction of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) on January 13, 2018 revolutionized the European financial services industry. In 2019, financial services professionals will focus on implementing API access to let third-party providers obtain information or initiate payments securely in line with regulatory requirements. Security and risk (S&R) leaders at firms subject to PSD2 can use this report to add to their arsenal of tools for meeting their obligations without harming customer experience (CX).

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: How To Implement Zero Trust Security In Europe

    April 17, 2019Paul McKay, Chase Cunningham, Enza Iannopollo

    Large technology companies and the US Federal Government have adopted Zero Trust (ZT) as their next-generation security model. 2019 is the year that Zero Trust hits the mainstream in Europe. Security and risk professionals should read this report to understand how to apply the ZT framework in international organizations with European operations.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Lessons Learned: Managed Security Services, 2019

    Critical Insights From Forrester Wave™ Customer References Every Security Leader Should Know

    April 16, 2019 Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley, Paul McKay, Jinan Budge

    Despite the maturity of the managed security services provider (MSSP) market, security and risk pros and vendors far too often fail to sync up as true, successful partners. This report delves into the lessons learned from these less-than-successful engagements and explores common characteristics of the best MSSP relationships across varying vendor and customer types.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Recommendations For Your Security Program, 2019

    Landscape: The S&R Practice Playbook

    March 25, 2019Paul McKay, Jeff Pollard, Jinan Budge, Joseph Blankenship, Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim, Amy DeMartine, Claire O'Malley

    Each year, Forrester outlines the most important recommendations for your security strategy for the coming 12 months. We base these recommendations on thousands of client inquiries and interactions, consulting engagements, and dozens of primary research interviews with chief information security officers (CISOs), security vendors, and major security consultancies and service providers. CISOs: Leverage this report to guide your security program strategy and prioritize changes to security architecture and operations for the coming year.

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