CISO Trends

The chief information security officer (CISO) role is growing in importance and remit. Discover the latest trends and analysis for CISOs and information security leaders.

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Planning Season Is Coming. Use Forrester’s Planning Guides To Cut Through Complexity.

Sharyn Leaver 4 days ago
Our Planning Guides will steer you toward budgeting decisions that set you up for success in 2025. Get a preview of what to expect when the guides launch on August 1.
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Top 10 Emerging Technologies For 2024

What It Means June 27, 2024
The pace of technology innovation can make it hard to keep an eye on the tech horizon. In this episode, Vice President of Emerging Tech Portfolio Brian Hopkins walks through this year’s list of the top 10 emerging technologies, describing when each technology will bring value to users.

Conquer Your GenAI Security, Risk & Privacy Fears

Learn how to identify and manage enterprise genAI risk across models, APIs, and applications — and follow paths to secure, trusted adoption.

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Forrester’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies For 2024: As AI Dominates, Security Becomes Paramount

Brian Hopkins June 25, 2024
Forrester’s list of the top 10 emerging technologies for 2024 reflects the continued dominance of AI but also emphasizes the growing importance of security in our increasingly connected world. Get a deep dive on the top 10 list in this blog post.
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Fortinet Acquires Lacework

Andras Cser June 12, 2024
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 June 11, 2024
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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What We Can Learn From 2023’s Most Notable Breaches

Madelein van der Hout June 3, 2024
Cybersecurity breaches continued to rise in 2023. Learn the eight most common incident types and get four key takeaways from our new report.
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Recapping This Year’s InCyber Forum

Madelein van der Hout May 28, 2024
AI and European cybersecurity regulations were among the hottest topics at the recent InCyber Forum in Lille, France. Get more detail on the key trends in this event review.
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Cloud Security Provider Wiz Raises $1B In VC Funding, Passes On Lacework Acquisition

Andras Cser May 20, 2024
Wiz (founded in 2020) announced a new VC funding round of $1 billion at a post-money valuation of $12 billion. Wiz has cumulatively raised $1.8 billion in venture capital, is generating over $350 million in annual recurring revenue, and is on an upward trajectory toward a likely IPO in 2025. This signals high investor confidence […]
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With Selipsky Out, What’s Next For AWS?

Lee Sustar May 15, 2024
AWS announced this week that Adam Selipsky will depart as CEO and Matt Garman, AWS senior VP of sales and marketing, would replace him in June. Find out what the implications of this move could be at a critical time for AWS and the broader cloud market overall.
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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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Crashing Through The Walls Of Your Enterprise, Modern Cars Are Leaving Security Gaps

Paddy Harrington May 14, 2024
As organizations implement more security controls on existing applications and devices, attackers are looking for the next target of opportunity. Lax security makes connected vehicles a new vector of potential compromise. Learn more in this preview of a new report.

Strenthen Security Operations With Agile SecOps

Read this report to learn how to apply agile software development lifecycle practices (SDLC) to detection and response to create engineering-driven detection operations.

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My Prediction For The 2024 RSA Conference: Proactive Security Will Dominate Use Cases

Erik Nost May 1, 2024
While no trip to the RSA Conference is complete without seeing what security vendors are up to, this year, expect to be asked an intriguing question: “How proactive are you?” Find out why this will be such a popular question in this post.
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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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Five Things You Should Know About Burnout In Cybersecurity But Probably Don’t

Jinan Budge April 18, 2024
The cybersecurity industry continues to focus almost exclusively on technology at the expense of dealing with the heart of cyberdefenses: the people. Yet the stress of expectations, limited resources, and detriments to well-being continues to cause havoc with the mental and physical health, productivity, and retention of the cybersecurity workforce.
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Modernize Your Cloud Governance To Match Today’s Cloud Strategy

Tracy Woo April 17, 2024
As the cloud landscape adapts to new changes, there is a renewed interest in cloud governance programs. But implementation of cloud governance may prove to be more difficult than expected. Find out why.
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An Actual Complete List Of SOC Metrics (And Your Path To DIY)

Allie Mellen March 26, 2024
Strategic, operational, or tactical. What core metrics does SecOps need to track? Get a detailed response to this pressing question in a preview of two new reports on SOC metrics.
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Cisco Live EMEA 2024: Yes, AI Was Everywhere, And So Was A Surprising Amount of Innovation

Madelein van der Hout March 26, 2024
Cisco Live EMEA 2024 was a different event than past years and provided some pleasant surprises. Read our key takeaways from the event based on presentations and personal interactions with some Cisco executives.
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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Workforce Identity Platforms, Q1 2024

Geoff Cairns March 25, 2024
Last Wednesday, we released The Forrester Wave™: Workforce Identity Platforms, Q1 2024. We looked at the top 12 vendors in the market and evaluated them across 24 criteria. Workforce identity platforms energize a centripetal (inward) force necessary to combat the centrifugal (outward) forces that challenge identity and access management (IAM) deployments in organizations today. These […]
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Forrester’s Not-So-TayTay Southeast Asia Cybersecurity Trends Roundtable Tour

Jinan Budge March 24, 2024
Get six key learnings about Southeast Asia cybersecurity trends and challenges following a series of roundtables with CISOs and security leaders in the region.
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