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Planning Is Paramount When Adopting SOAR

Allie Mellen 12 hours ago
To succeed with a security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) offering, outline how you'll use it first.
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Microsoft Announces Defender Vulnerability Management

Erik Nost 2 days ago
Microsoft recently announced Defender Vulnerability Management is available in a 120-day public preview as as a standalone, endpoint detection and response (EDR)-agnostic option. Defender for Endpoint Plan 2 customers have the option to purchase new add-on capabilities, while Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 customers will need to purchase the full standalone version. This release is […]

US Public Sector Predictions 2022

Discover how the President's Management Agenda will shape agencies' priorities in 2022.

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Plan Your Response To CISA Emergency Patching Directives

Erik Nost 5 days ago
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and other government agencies will continue to weigh in on vulnerability and patch management. Be prepared to respond.
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Microsoft Launches MDR And Hops On The Everything-As-A-Service Bandwagon

Jeff Pollard May 10, 2022
Everything-eventually-becomes-a-service which Microsoft demonstrates by launching its own version of managed detection & response. We discuss what CISOs need to know, how it will impact the market, and what to look for next.
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Meet Fahad Ehsan, Forrester’s Newest Security And Risk Analyst

Fahad Ehsan April 22, 2022
Hello, my name is Fahad Ehsan, and I am the newest analyst on the Forrester’s security and risk team. I will be joining Frederic Giron, Jinan Budge, and David Holmes, conducting research on managed security service providers, vulnerability management, Zero Trust, and cloud security. Tell Us About Yourself I was born and raised in Lahore, […]
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Build Better Bridges: Introducing Forrester’s BISO Role Profile

Jess Burn April 19, 2022
BISOs operate on behalf of the CISO, serving as an advisor to the business unit’s functional leaders. They also engage as a member of the business unit’s senior leadership team to understand, discuss, and advise on the intersection of strategic priorities and key IT and security risks.
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Announcing Analyst Experience: SOC Analysts Finally Escape The Shackles Of Bad UX

Jeff Pollard April 18, 2022
The toughest battle SOC analysts face every day should not be with the technology they use. Analyst Experience (AX) will help solve that problem.

Predictions 2022 Live

Chart a bold path to success in 2022. Hear our predictions for the year ahead.

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Breaches By The Numbers: Adapting To Regional Challenges Is Imperative

Allie Mellen April 12, 2022
Nearly two-thirds of organizations were breached in the past year, and it cost them an average of $2.4 million per breach. Our recent survey results dive into these and other findings.
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Our 2022 Top Recommendations For Your Security Program: CISOs Get An Offer They Can’t Refuse

Jeff Pollard April 6, 2022
The Coppola classic has a few surprising parallels with today's chief information security officer.
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The Security Analyst: An Expert In A Beginner’s Clothing

Allie Mellen March 29, 2022
An entry-level cybersecurity role has requirements much closer to an intermediate one, our research shows. What else should security leaders keep in mind to attract the right candidates?
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European MSS Firms Are Letting Down Their Customers By Providing More “Pew-Pew Maps” And Noise Rather Than Remediation Support

Paul McKay March 28, 2022
We’ve all been on a site visit to a managed security services (MSS) provider’s security operations center (SOC), where your prospective MSS provider shows you yet another set of screens with big “pew-pew maps” with little dots and lines going haywire where it has seen cyberattacks. These maps are about as useful as an NFT: […]
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You Say You Want A Revolution? Announcing Our Latest Security Awareness And Training Forrester Wave™

Jinan Budge March 16, 2022
The security awareness and training (SA&T) market has been stagnant for so long, with the last major disruption as far as I can tell being the introduction of phishing simulations about a decade or so ago. Since then, the industry seems to have seen a slow and steady evolution from ticking boxes to meet a […]

European Predictions 2022

Visit our resource hub to discover the key trends impacting European businesses in 2022.

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SentinelOne Secures Identity First, Deception Second, In Attivo Acquisition

David Holmes March 15, 2022
Endpoint security and extended detection and response (XDR) vendor SentinelOne today announced the acquisition of Attivo Networks for just over $600 million. Attivo was a darling of deception technology, but SentinelOne was really after its Active Directory protection portfolio, including ADAssessor and ADSecure. Enterprise identity plays a critical role in the Zero Trust world mandated […]
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Chronicles Of Mandiant: Google Put A Ring On It

Jeff Pollard March 8, 2022
Mandiant trades up from FireEye and finds a home within Google Cloud Platform.
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Fix The Vulnerability Within: Break Gender Bias In Cybersecurity

Jinan Budge March 7, 2022
Forrester predicts that in 2022, one in 10 experienced security pros will exit the industry. This brain drain is the result of a few dynamics colliding: poor financial and advancement incentives; general stress and burnout impacting security teams; and cybersecurity’s dirty little secret, workplace toxicity! And cybersecurity isn’t immune to the hidden epidemic impacting women’s ability […]
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Here’s How To Update Your Risk Management Posture Given The War In Ukraine

Alla Valente February 28, 2022
Risk management leaders in Europe and worldwide are already being impacted by the war in Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russian and Belarusian actors. Forrester analysts provide their guidance in this post.
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Take These Steps To Prepare For And Handle The Cybersecurity Effects Of The War In Ukraine

Paul McKay February 28, 2022
Eleven things you can do now to reduce your risks and exposure to the cyber threats related to the war.

See the future and gain a competitive advantage for 2022

Discover 12 trends our research reveals will matter most this year. Download our Predictions 2022 Guide.

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Belatedly Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Consulting In APAC — What Matters Is People And Vision

Jinan Budge February 15, 2022
Thanks to a few end-of-2021 personal challenges, I was not able to write this blog earlier. I decided, however, that it’s never too late to announce research in which we invested over four months (and over a year of prework and research): The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Consulting Providers In Asia Pacific, Q4 2021. This is […]
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To Earn Customer Trust, Sell Secure Products

Sandy Carielli February 11, 2022
Get tips on how improving application security can help you secure your products and retain the trust of your customers.
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Cybersecurity And Privacy Are Top Of Mind For Tech Execs

Jeff Pollard February 9, 2022
Get a preview of some new Forrester research to help evolve your cybersecurity and privacy practices to meet new threats and ensure confident customer and employee interactions.
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