Joseph Blankenship

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Fortinet Acquires Lacework

Andras Cser 3 days ago
After a previous sale fell through, Fortinet has announced the acquisition of Lacework for an undisclosed amount, catching some customers by surprise. Get a detailed analysis of the deal including side-by-side product comparisons in this post.
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Adoption Of Cisco’s Hypershield Will Depend On AI And Security Tooling Coexistence

Andras Cser 4 days ago
Cisco recently announced a new network and cloud security platform, called Hypershield. Find out what benefits it provides and why organizations should pay close attention to its development going forward.
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IBM Surrenders SIEM While PANW Tries To Gain Ground On Tech Titans

Allie Mellen May 16, 2024
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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Opposites Attract: LogRhythm And Exabeam To Merge

Allie Mellen May 15, 2024
LogRhythm and Exabeam announced their intent to merge, representing another big change for the security analytics platform market. Find out what's driving the merger and what the implications could be.
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Forrester’s RSAC 2024 Themes, Takeaways, And Observations

Jeff Pollard May 15, 2024
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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Announcing Forrester’s Security & Risk Enterprise Leadership Award

Stephanie Balaouras May 1, 2024
We have opened the call for our annual Security & Risk Enterprise Leadership Award. This award recognizes organizations that have transformed the security, privacy, and risk management functions into capabilities that fuel long-term success. Learn more about the award and how to apply.
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Insider Intercepted In Fantasy Football Game

Joseph Blankenship February 15, 2024
Forrester data shows that 22% of data breaches in 2023 were the result of internal incidents. What does that have to do with fantasy football? Find out in this post.
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Higher Ed Rethinks The Three R’s To Close The Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Jess Burn February 8, 2024
Thanks to the widely publicized cybersecurity talent shortage, degree requirements are fading from job postings – even for US Federal contractors – and being replaced by demonstrable skills challenges, making expensive four-year programs less appealing to high school grads and those in the workforce looking for a career change. To keep up, colleges and universities are doing some rethinking of their own as many attempt to carve out a slice of the cybersecurity skills and training pie. In the process, these institutions are renaming the traditional “three Rs” of education.
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Secure Our World All Year Long

Joseph Blankenship October 2, 2023
Shouldn't every month be Cybersecurity Awareness Month? Learn how you can make cybersecurity a year-round priority for everyone in your organization, not just security teams.
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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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Don’t Be A Passive Bystander — Take An Active Approach To Insider Risk

Joseph Blankenship September 13, 2023
One of Forrester’s best practices for managing insider risk is to turn your employees into advocates for the program. Get five tips for how to do that in this preview of our upcoming Security & Risk event in November.
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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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Nominate Your Organization For Forrester’s Security & Risk Enterprise Leadership Award

Joseph Blankenship July 27, 2023
In June, Forrester announced our inaugural Security & Risk Enterprise Leadership Award. Today, we’re extending the deadline for submissions to September 12 to give applicants time to finish their much-needed summer vacations and complete the application process. The Security & Risk Enterprise Leadership Award will recognize organizations — and their leaders — that have transformed the […]
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The Busy Security Leader’s Guide To The National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan

Allie Mellen July 14, 2023
Security and risk leaders beware, the Biden Administration released the next major step in its plan to implement the National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) on July 13, 2023. The National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan (NCSIP) includes 65 federal initiatives across five pillars aimed at increasing cybersecurity investment, assigning federal agencies to specific initiatives, and giving timelines […]
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Announcing Forrester’s Security & Risk Enterprise Leadership Award

Stephanie Balaouras June 21, 2023
Forrester is thrilled to announce its inaugural Security & Risk Enterprise Leadership Award, which will recognize security organizations that have transformed the security, privacy, and risk management functions to fuel long-term success. Learn how to apply here.
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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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’Tis The Season To Highlight Our Favorite 2022 S&R Research

Joseph Blankenship December 19, 2022
It’s December, the year is almost over, and most of us will be taking the next week off, so what better way to wrap up 2022 than with a review of some of our favorite security and risk (S&R) reports from this year? I teamed up with Senior Research Associate Alexis Tatro to highlight her […]
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Apply Critical Thinking And Culture To Reduce Insider Risk

Joseph Blankenship September 27, 2022
Learn how to reduce the three most common types of insider threats in this Security & Risk event preview.
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