Geoff Cairns

Principal Analyst

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Splunk Is Good For Cisco, But Cisco Needs To Convince Splunk Customers That Cisco Is Good For Them

Allie Mellen September 22, 2023
Find out what Cisco's $28 billion planned acquisition of Splunk could mean for both observability and security.
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Thales To Acquire Imperva: Building This Dream House Won’t Be Easy

Heidi Shey July 25, 2023
Thales announced its agreement to acquire Imperva from private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $3.6 billion, expecting to add $500 million of revenue and expand its data and application security offerings as a result. The overall cybersecurity portfolio will then be structured across three key areas: identity (Thales), data security (Thales and Imperva), and application […]
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Insights From The 2023 RSA Conference: Generative AI, Quantum, And Innovation Sandbox

Allie Mellen May 2, 2023
There's growing hype around generative AI in the security world, some of it warranted, some of it not so much. Learn more by reading the Forrester security and risk team’s key perspectives from RSAC 2023.
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Get A Head Start On The National Cybersecurity Strategy

Jeff Pollard March 2, 2023
This blog outlines Forrester’s existing Security & Risk research to help organizations navigate, manage, and prepare their organizations for the implications of the National Cybersecurity Strategy.
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Deciphering Apple’s Recently Announced Data Protection Features

Geoff Cairns December 21, 2022
Earlier this month, Apple announced several important new data protection features for general availability in 2023 that have numerous implications for security teams in all industries and geographies. Here is the Forrester security and risk team’s collective analysis of these new features. Quick Summary The announcement is not particularly noteworthy in terms of the newly […]
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Meet The New Analyst Covering IAM: Geoff Cairns

Geoff Cairns August 25, 2022
What Topics Will You Be Covering At Forrester? I am very excited to be covering identity and access management (IAM), with a focus on the workforce environment (business to employee). I will also collaborate with Forrester’s other IAM analyst, Andras Cser. Some areas and topics that I hope to explore include: How to optimize workforce […]