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Jeff Pollard

VP, Principal Analyst

Jeff primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. He leads Forrester’s research on the role of the CISO, specializing in topics related to security strategy, budgets, metrics, business cases, and presenting to the board. His research also includes security services, featuring global coverage of managed security services, professional security services, and security-as-a-service. Jeff also takes an active role in Forrester’s forward-looking research on security innovation, the security market, and security predictions.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Jeff served as a global architect at Verizon, Dell SecureWorks, and Mandiant, working with the world's largest organizations in financial services, telecommunications, media, and defense. In those roles he helped clients fuse managed security and professional services engagements in security monitoring, security management, red teams, penetration testing, OSINT, forensics, and application security.

Education

Jeff holds a BS in IT management from Western Governors University.

Jeff primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. He leads Forrester’s research on the role of the CISO, specializing in topics related to security strategy, budgets, metrics, business cases, and presenting to the board. His research also includes security services, featuring global coverage of managed security services, professional security services, and security-as-a-service. Jeff also takes an active role in Forrester’s forward-looking research on security innovation, the security market, and security predictions.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Jeff served as a global architect at Verizon, Dell SecureWorks, and Mandiant, working with the world's largest organizations in financial services, telecommunications, media, and defense. In those roles he helped clients fuse managed security and professional services engagements in security monitoring, security management, red teams, penetration testing, OSINT, forensics, and application security.

Education

Jeff holds a BS in IT management from Western Governors University.

Jeff Pollard's Most Recent Research

Research

A CISO's First 100 Days

Few Wins But Big Losses At Stake Early In Your Tenure
March 31st, 2021 | Jeff Pollard, Paul McKay, Jinan Budge

The energy and momentum created when a new leader takes the reins unlocks opportunities, but if CISOs don't handle their first 100 days well, they risk...

20 min read
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The Rise Of Anti-Surveillance Capitalism

The Apparel, Cosmetics, And Technology Shaping Surveillance Resistance And Why It's Time For CISOs To Adopt Them

Security and risk pros need to weigh surveillance capitalism as a risk to their enterprise. This report will explain how data collected, synthesized, and...

12 min read
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Forrester Infographic: Global Security Budgets In 2021

March 26th, 2021 | Jeff Pollard

Security and risk pros are entering 2021 in unclear circumstances. As the pandemic continues to wax and wane, economic uncertainty makes long-term planning...

1 min read
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The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection And Response, Q1 2021

The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
March 24th, 2021 | Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley

In our 19-criterion evaluation of managed detection and response providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Arctic Wolf, Binary Defense, CrowdStrike...

20 min read
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Top Recommendations For Your Security Program, 2021

March 16th, 2021 | Sean Ryan, Jess Burn, Jeff Pollard

Following the mad scramble in 2020 to secure the remote workforce during the global pandemic, 2021 is a time for security leaders to assess their current...

11 min read