Jeff Pollard

VP, Principal Analyst

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IBM Surrenders SIEM While PANW Tries To Gain Ground On Tech Titans

Allie Mellen 4 days ago
Find out what Palo Alto Networks' acquisition of IBM’s QRadar business means for the broader security information and event management SIEM market.
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Forrester’s RSAC 2024 Themes, Takeaways, And Observations

Jeff Pollard 5 days ago
More than 41,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors, and 425 sessions. Get some of the key themes and takeaways from the Forrester security & risk analysts who attended RSA Conference (RSAC) 2024.
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Choosing The Best Security Conferences For Your Team

Jeff Pollard April 30, 2024
Struggling to decide which security conferences to attend? To help you make an informed choice as conference season approaches, Forrester analyzed the content of eight leading security conferences from 2018 to 2023. Get a preview of that analysis here.
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Get Ready For Takeoff: Microsoft Copilot For Security

Jeff Pollard March 13, 2024
Microsoft announced the launch date of Copilot for Security. Find out what this means for security professionals and how you can prepare.
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2024 Security Recommendations: Tackle Change Head On

Jess Burn March 6, 2024
Changing tech, changing threats, and changing consequences. 2024 will be a busy year for security professionals. Get a preview of our top security recommendations for 2024 in this blog and then read our full report.
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Breaking Down The US Executive Order To Protect Americans’ Sensitive Personal Data

Stephanie Liu February 29, 2024
Learn the key takeaways and market impacts from the Biden administration’s executive order to protect Americans’ sensitive personal data.
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Prescription For Change: Cybersecurity Outage Highlights Critical Vulnerabilities In Healthcare

Jeff Pollard February 23, 2024
A recent cybersecurity incident at Change Healthcare cause the pharmacy claims processors to take its systems offline. Learn the implication of this event and five things firms can do to prepare.
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Biden’s Executive Order On AI Is Broad In Scope And Laser-Focused On Spurring Innovation Without Undue Risk

Alla Valente November 1, 2023
The new executive order calls for a “societywide effort” from government, the private sector, academia, and civil society to address eight AI priorities.
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Forget Ghost Stories: CISOs Should Be Scared Of The SEC

Jeff Pollard October 31, 2023
The SEC plans to haunt CISOs with cybersecurity enforcement, but there might be a silver lining for CISOs in the SEC complaint.
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The CISO And CIO Microsoft Security Dilemma: Fend Off Or Learn To Love?

Jeff Pollard September 28, 2023
Should CISOs fend off Microsoft to keep their preferred products or embrace consolidation? Find out in this blog.
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Prevent Data Turnovers With Insider Risk Management

Joseph Blankenship August 28, 2023
Learn some valuable lessons about insider risk management from the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors. Really.
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2003 Called, And It Doesn’t Want Its Email Security Appliances Back

Joseph Blankenship August 24, 2023
Email security appliances have come a long way in the past 20 years. Learn the benefits of cloud-delivered email security.
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Black Hat USA 2023: Insights From Our Short Vegas Residency

Jeff Pollard August 21, 2023
Black Hat USA 2023: Insights From Our Short Vegas Residency Black Hat has gone from being RSAC’s smaller tech and practitioner-focused cousin to being a commercial showcase for cybersecurity vendors. A tightly packed, noisy Business Hall included over 300 vendors and 400 organizations with booths, which was great for swag but bad for anyone with […]
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Making Reality Unreal: Five Deepfake Scams That Imperil Enterprises In 2023

Jeff Pollard June 27, 2023
While it might seem like generative AI is the only use case for AI around today, just a few years ago, deepfakes wore the mantle for attention and hype in the AI universe. That’s fallen off considerably today, but we will likely see a resurgence in interest based on attacks using deepfakes to scam and […]
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Introducing Detection Surface, The Cybersecurity Defense That Parallels Attack Surface

Allie Mellen June 26, 2023
On traditional infrastructure (laptops, servers, workstations, on-premises network infrastructure), the attack surface was the closest match to true perimeter-based defense we could get. The network infrastructure gave access to the systems within (crunchy outside; gooey, cubicle, khakis, and blue button-downs inside). As such, detection of attacker activity was relegated to network-based activity, endpoint-based activity, and […]
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Defending AI And Generative AI Models: From Soon To Yesterday

Jeff Pollard May 24, 2023
Enterprise adoption of fine-tuned large language models is already underway, forcing cybersecurity teams to learn quickly how to protect them.
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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection And Response, Q2 2023

Jeff Pollard May 18, 2023
The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection And Response (MDR), Q2 2023 is live! The MDR market continues to redefine what it means to offer a successful security service with high client satisfaction and retention rates and, as a result, extraordinary growth rates. For now, no single vendor dominates the MDR market, but providers bringing endpoint detection […]
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Generative AI Goes Mainstream In Security With Microsoft Security Copilot

Allie Mellen March 28, 2023
Typically, security is late to the game with technology innovation. Before we get to see innovative technology, we have to wait for it to matter to security. This time, however, is different. In January, we predicted how the announcement of ChatGPT could change cybersecurity, and today, our predictions were validated again with the announcement of […]
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Product Management And Security Collaboration Benefits More Than Product Security

Sandy Carielli March 14, 2023
As part of Forrester’s research into securing what you sell, we have long advocated for security leaders to overlay their own activities with the rest of the product team and to engage in the product lifecycle before the product has even been defined. Last year, we reached out to product management decision-makers to learn more […]
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The Pay Gap Isn’t The Only Problem For Women In CISO Roles

Jeff Pollard March 8, 2023
Last week, we published Forrester’s third CISO Career Paths report. This research involved an analysis of the career paths of Fortune 500 CISOs, looking into their education, tenures, and prior experiences of security leaders at some of the world’s largest companies. This data showcases existing trends and helps forecast what CISO roles will look like […]
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