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Chris Sherman

Senior Analyst

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Chris is a senior analyst serving Security & Risk (S&R) Professionals. His research focuses on helping S&R pros make strategic decisions regarding endpoint security (laptops, PCs, smartphones, and tablets) and data privacy, such as how to secure employee-owned devices while meeting industry compliance standards. Chris also leads Forrester's healthcare infosec coverage and has published multiple reports on budgets, priorities, and best practices within the areas of healthcare security and medical device security.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his role as an analyst, Chris was a researcher on the S&R team, where he helped Forrester clients with insights and best practices in endpoint security, mobile security, cloud security, and data privacy. Chris joined Forrester from Harvard Medical School, where he served as a research associate based at Massachusetts General Hospital. He brings with him an extensive background in scientific research, quantitative analysis, and project management.

Education

Chris received his B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Maine.

Chris is a senior analyst serving Security & Risk (S&R) Professionals. His research focuses on helping S&R pros make strategic decisions regarding endpoint security (laptops, PCs, smartphones, and tablets) and data privacy, such as how to secure employee-owned devices while meeting industry compliance standards. Chris also leads Forrester's healthcare infosec coverage and has published multiple reports on budgets, priorities, and best practices within the areas of healthcare security and medical device security.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his role as an analyst, Chris was a researcher on the S&R team, where he helped Forrester clients with insights and best practices in endpoint security, mobile security, cloud security, and data privacy. Chris joined Forrester from Harvard Medical School, where he served as a research associate based at Massachusetts General Hospital. He brings with him an extensive background in scientific research, quantitative analysis, and project management.

Education

Chris received his B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Maine.

Chris Sherman's Most Recent Research

Research

The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Software As A Service, Q2 2021

The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
May 13th, 2021 | Chris Sherman

In our 24-criterion evaluation of endpoint security SaaS providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Bitdefender, BlackBerry, Cisco, CrowdStrike...

16 min read
Research

Modernize Your Approach To Endpoint Governance

Use Risk-Based Security Policies And Standards to Protect Your Evolving Workforce
April 6th, 2021 | Chris Sherman , Brian Kime

Remote work has caused massive shifts in how workers use technology, and traditional approaches to endpoint governance have failed due to an outdated focus...

10 min read
Research

The Top 10 Security And Privacy Recommendations For Virtual Care Deployments

Balance Security And Speed In Your Virtual Care Offerings
December 7th, 2020 | Chris Sherman , Alla Valente , Arielle Trzcinski

Virtual care deployments have increased dramatically due to the pandemic and are expected to continue as a key modality. It's imperative that security...

17 min read
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Improve Your Threat Protection Efficacy Using Built-In OS Security

Replace Your Commoditized Endpoint Security Tools With Native OS Features
December 2nd, 2020 | Chris Sherman

Forrester clients often ask how the major end user operating systems (OSes) compare in offering advanced native security capabilities and where additional...

12 min read
Research

The Forrester Tech Tide™: Zero Trust Threat Prevention, Q3 2020

Twenty Technologies Underpin Zero Trust Threat Prevention
September 18th, 2020 | David Holmes , Sandy Carielli , Andras Cser

Zero Trust (ZT) threat prevention is critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. To accelerate their performance in Zero Trust...

18 min read