Salvatore   Schiano

Salvatore Schiano

Researcher Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Sal’s research focuses on helping clients maximize the business value of emerging security technologies related to the internet of things (IoT) and endpoint devices, physical-logical convergence, and identity and access management (IAM). Sal has also built a background in regulatory affairs, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and risk management.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to this role, Sal supported the Security & Risk research team as a research associate. In addition to his current coverage, he researched end user security experiences, privacy, medical device security and healthcare risk management. Prior to Forrester, Sal worked in private equity consulting, environmental sustainability, and regulatory affairs. He has been published in the International Journal of Press and Politics.

Education

Sal graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in political science and a focus on public policy and psychology.

Salvatore Schiano

Researcher Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Sal’s research focuses on helping clients maximize the business value of emerging security technologies related to the internet of things (IoT) and endpoint devices, physical-logical convergence, and identity and access management (IAM). Sal has also built a background in regulatory affairs, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and risk management.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to this role, Sal supported the Security & Risk research team as a research associate. In addition to his current coverage, he researched end user security experiences, privacy, medical device security and healthcare risk management. Prior to Forrester, Sal worked in private equity consulting, environmental sustainability, and regulatory affairs. He has been published in the International Journal of Press and Politics.

Education

Sal graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in political science and a focus on public policy and psychology.

Salvatore Schiano's Research

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    REPORT: Windows 10 Finally Delivers On Microsoft's Security Promises

    A Guide For Taking Full Advantage Of Windows 10 Security And Privacy Features

    October 20, 2017 Chris Sherman, Heidi Shey, Salvatore Schiano

    Microsoft Windows 10 offers many new native security and privacy capabilities that potentially reduce organizations' reliance on third-party endpoint security solutions. When taken together, these capabilities improve the risk posture of your endpoint environment and significantly reduce exposure to OS- and application-level exploits. This report explains to risk and security professionals the best ways to utilize the new Windows 10 security features while keeping users' privacy intact.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Ransomware Protection: Five Best Practices

    Harden Your Defenses Now For This Growing Threat

    July 27, 2017 Chris Sherman, Salvatore Schiano

    Ransomware is holding enterprises hostage. Recent outbreaks from variants such as WannaCry and Petya have many security and risk (S&R) pros wondering if they can prevent this growing threat. By focusing on the basics and implementing proper controls, however, S&R pros can slow the ransomware spread. This report explains the rise of ransomware and examines strategies for preventing it — or recovering from it if you become a victim. Learn best practices to avoid facing an unnerving decision of whether to negotiate with cyberterrorists.

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    REPORT: Forrester's Guide To Drone Security Risks

    S&R Pros Must Prepare Their Businesses Today For Rapid Drone Adoption

    April 27, 2017 Merritt Maxim, Salvatore Schiano

    Drones are no longer just a buzzword or hip gadget for amateur hobbyists. Organizations are increasingly deploying drones in a wide range of applications from agriculture to law enforcement. But each new usage raises new security and privacy challenges. Today's security and risk (S&R) leaders must understand the opportunities drones can provide as well as the corresponding threats and risks. This report reviews the current state of enterprise drone adoption and explains the implications of drone technology to help S&R pros prepare their organizations for this disruption.

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