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: 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.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Security Budgets Europe, 2019: Budgets Rise And Security Services Overtake Products

    March 21, 2019Paul McKay

    This year, European CISOs must contend with a shaky economic outlook, a geopolitically complex threat landscape, and further regulatory scrutiny. Read this report to find out how European security and risk (S&R) leaders will invest their resources to handle those challenges.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Build Your Security Organization

    Organization: The S&R Practice Playbook

    January 31, 2019 Jeff Pollard, Paul McKay

    CISOs are constantly evaluating the structure and make-up of their organization to make sure it aligns with business and risk management needs. This report examines key organizational challenges for security leaders, explains a practical approach for establishing roles and responsibilities, and discusses two common models of security structure to use as a starting point.

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