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Jess Burn

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Jess is a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She contributes to Forrester’s research on the role of the CISO and Zero Trust. Additionally, Jess covers continuous controls monitoring; incident response and crisis management; and security training, education, and certification.

Previous Work Experience

Jess spent the last eight years as a principal advisor on Forrester’s Security & Risk Council. In this role, she was a trusted partner to a network of CISOs and security and risk leaders making critical decisions in the areas of risk management, data privacy and protection, cybersecurity operations, and identity and access management. Prior to her role as an advisor, Jess led a Forrester Consulting practice focused on helping tech providers with their business and go-to-market strategies.

Before joining Forrester, Jess spent six years with several advertising and interactive marketing agencies, including Hill Holliday in Boston, where she collaborated with clients, creatives, and developers to manage large, integrated B2B marketing campaigns.

Education

Jess holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications, with concentrations in English and marketing, from the University of Connecticut.

Jess is a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She contributes to Forrester’s research on the role of the CISO and Zero Trust. Additionally, Jess covers continuous controls monitoring; incident response and crisis management; and security training, education, and certification.

Previous Work Experience

Jess spent the last eight years as a principal advisor on Forrester’s Security & Risk Council. In this role, she was a trusted partner to a network of CISOs and security and risk leaders making critical decisions in the areas of risk management, data privacy and protection, cybersecurity operations, and identity and access management. Prior to her role as an advisor, Jess led a Forrester Consulting practice focused on helping tech providers with their business and go-to-market strategies.

Before joining Forrester, Jess spent six years with several advertising and interactive marketing agencies, including Hill Holliday in Boston, where she collaborated with clients, creatives, and developers to manage large, integrated B2B marketing campaigns.

Education

Jess holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications, with concentrations in English and marketing, from the University of Connecticut.

Jess Burn's Most Recent Research

Research

The Forrester Tech Tide™: Zero Trust Threat Detection And Response, Q2 2021

Seventeen Technologies Underpin Zero Trust Detection And Response
May 7th, 2021 | Jess Burn , Jeff Pollard , David Holmes

Zero Trust threat detection and response is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. To accelerate their performance...

14 min read
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
Research

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