Christopher Sherman

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Zero Trust For Healthcare Orgs Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

Christopher Sherman July 29, 2021
Healthcare data is low-hanging fruit for hackers. Learn how adopting a Zero Trust strategy can help keep your data safe.

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

Christopher Sherman May 14, 2021
I am excited to announce “The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Software As A Service, Q2 2021.” Although Forrester has previously published other endpoint security Wave evaluations, this is the first Wave on endpoint security software that exclusively focuses on SaaS-delivered products and functions. As more security admin and employees shifted to work from home in […]

It’s Time To Stop Paying For Commoditized Endpoint Security Features

Christopher Sherman January 21, 2021
Today’s enterprise security buyers evaluating a new endpoint security suite often begin with a security RFP layered thick with many existing endpoint security features and capabilities, including antimalware, host firewall, anti-exploit, and application control. However, as our evaluation in the “The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q3 2019” showed, the major differentiation between today’s endpoint […]

It’s Time To Put Security And Privacy Front And Center For Virtual Care

Arielle Trzcinski December 22, 2020
(Written with Benjamin Corey, senior research associate at Forrester) Telehealth (virtual care) usage has skyrocketed during the pandemic. When you roll back the tape a few months, healthcare providers were able to (very quickly) stand up virtual care capabilities without having to go through the intensive HIPAA compliance protocols required in the healthcare industry. Some […]

There’s A Growing Blind Spot For Your Security Team During The Pandemic — IoT Devices

Christopher Sherman August 10, 2020
Businesses may not be able to dictate what devices employees keep on their home networks, there are still many options available to IT departments to protect company assets.

Managing The Risks Of The New Remote Workforce

Christopher Sherman July 14, 2020


Introducing The Forrester New Wave™: Connected Medical Device Security, Q2 2020

Christopher Sherman June 16, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that “The Forrester New Wave™: Connected Medical Device Security, Q2 2020” is now live. This report will help you understand how the top eight vendors in the emerging medical device security space stack up against 10 different criteria. We looked at product functionality and vendor strategy through live demos and […]

“Alexa, Stop Leaking My Data.” — How Consumer Smart Devices Threaten Company Assets

Christopher Sherman February 24, 2020
Most of us have heard about the vulnerabilities in smart devices that enable hackers to spy on, and communicate with, unsuspecting victims. While regulators struggle to standardize security requirements for the internet-of-things (IoT) market, companies and their employees remain vulnerable to a slew of unsecured devices. Considering the consumer IoT market is expected to grow […]

Broadcom Buys Symantec’s Enterprise Biz: Good News For Investors, Bad News For Enterprises

Merritt Maxim August 9, 2019
Yesterday, Broadcom announced a definitive deal to acquire the enterprise business of Symantec for $10.7 billion in cash. This deal caps weeks of speculation that Symantec was in play, initiated in May 2019 following the sudden resignation of Symantec CEO Greg Clarke in May and a downward revision to Symantec’s FY 2020 revenue guidance earlier […]

Recent HIPAA Settlements Highlight The Weaknesses In Healthcare Security

Christopher Sherman August 1, 2019
There are two big takeaways from recent HIPAA incidents.

Uncovering The Enterprise Risks Posed By Consumer Connected Devices

Christopher Sherman July 8, 2019
Consumer connected devices are presenting increasingly attractive targets to cybercriminals, putting home networks and potentially enterprise assets at risk. In just the last two weeks, we’ve seen Samsung indicate that antimalware should be used on its “connected,” or smart, TVs (almost all TVs are connected these days — just try to find a nonconnected TV […]

The Fight For Cybersecurity Brand Dominance Intensifies

Jeff Pollard November 16, 2018
“Everything Is An Endpoint” Brings BlackBerry Back From The Dead For many, the fact that BlackBerry still exists — and the fact that it spent $1.4 billion of the $2.4 billion in capital it had — is the most surprising part of the Cylance acquisition. BlackBerry hasn’t shirked its mythological status as the case study of what […]

Microsoft Is Making Good On Security Promises With Windows 10, But You May Not Be Maximizing Its Potential

Christopher Sherman October 23, 2017
Windows 10 is quickly conquering the enterprise OS market. In 2017, over a third of global infrastructure decision makers reported that their firms have already deployed Windows 10, and another 14% are planning to deploy it in the next 12 months.[i] These enterprises will see new benefits, with Microsoft beginning to deliver on its goals […]

The 2016 Forrester Data Privacy Heatmap Points To Continued EU Influence On Global Regulations

Christopher Sherman October 31, 2016
To help security and risk professionals navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws around the world, Forrester created a data privacy heat map that highlights the data protection guidelines and practices for 54 different countries. Earlier today, we published the 2016 version to the tool, as well as a free version with access to only the […]

Answering The Question: What Are The Real And Frightening Risks Within Healthcare Security?

Christopher Sherman December 15, 2015
Connected medical devices are transforming healthcare. Unfortunately, security is too often an afterthought for the clinical engineering and business technology (BT) management teams implementing these revolutionary new technologies. In a recent report, Forrester predicted that 2016 will be the year we see ransomware for a medical device or wearable. This is a delicate thought, considering: […]

Europe Leads In Global Privacy – Announcing Forrester’s 2015 Data Privacy Heat Map

Christopher Sherman October 15, 2015
Businesses are moving toward personalization, which means they’ll increasingly collect personal data to get a better idea of what their customers want and need. In the age of the customer, defined by Forrester as a 20-year business cycle when successful enterprises will reinvent themselves as digital businesses in order to serve their increasingly powerful customers, […]

It’s Time For Healthcare CISOs To Close The Faucet Of Data Loss

Christopher Sherman September 4, 2014
By all accounts, we’re approaching a new order of integration between technology and medicine. Real-time medical diagnostic data obtained from our mobile phones will soon be integrated directly into our electronic medical records where clinicians can use the data to make more-accurate (and potentially dynamic) treatment plans. Hospital staff can communicate and react to changing […]

Forrester’s 2014 Data Privacy Heat Map Highlights Rampant Government Surveillance And Increased Regulation Around The Globe

Christopher Sherman August 6, 2014
Corporations spend a lot of time and money to ensure their employee- and customer-facing technologies are compliant with all local and regional data privacy laws. However, this task is made challenging by the patchwork of data privacy legislation around the world, with countries ranging from holding no restrictions on the use of personal data to […]

Still On Windows XP? Time To Review Your Options

Christopher Sherman November 25, 2013
Does your organization have a significant number of endpoints still running Windows XP? Don’t worry, you’re not alone: Forrester's Forrsights Hardware Survey, Q3 2013 shows that the average organization still has 20% of their employee endpoints running XP. Considering that most organizations spend 18 to 32 months when migrating to newer versions of Windows, many […]

Orange Business Services Analyst Event 2013: The Cobbler Sticks To His Last

Christopher Sherman July 23, 2013
Brownlee Thomas, Ph.D., Dan Bieler, Henning Dransfeld, Ph.D., Bryan Wang, Clement Teo, Fred Giron, Michele Pelino, Ed Ferrara, Chris Sherman, Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. Orange Business Services (Orange) hosted its annual analyst event in Paris July 9th & 10th. Our main observations are: Orange accelerates programmes to get through tough market conditions. Orange’s’ vision in 2013 is essentially […]
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