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We Don’t Need Another Hero, But We Could Use Some CAPES

Jess Burn November 18, 2021
It’s safe to say, with phishing appearing perennially at the top of the attack vector list and business email compromise (BEC) causing $1.8 billion in losses to US businesses in 2020 alone, that email security is going to have a “what’s old is new again” moment as we move into 2022. While email security technology has been […]
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Retailers: Stop The Bots From Further Wreaking Havoc With Your Supply Chain

Sandy Carielli November 8, 2021
Retailers, the time is now to manage supply chain risks, raise bot defenses, and prioritize customers this holiday season.
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Predictions 2022 Live

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

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Put These Talks On Your S&R Forum Watchlist

Allie Mellen November 3, 2021
Next week, the Forrester security and risk (S&R) team will host the Forrester Security & Risk Forum on November 9 and 10. This will be the first time I have ever attended a Forrester event, let alone the Forrester Security & Risk Forum. And while I’m disappointed it isn’t in person this year, I’m also thrilled with […]
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The Days When SA&T Operated Solely To Train People About Security Are Vanishing

Jinan Budge November 1, 2021
I’ve been living and breathing the security awareness and training (SA&T) market since joining Forrester 3.5 years ago, working closely with most vendors in this market, as well as our clients. I have seen a significant elevation in the conversation and client expectations, with vendors rushing to innovate and disrupt to meet these new expectations. […]
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Predictions 2022: As Digitization Accelerates, Lack Of Equity, Labor, And Trust Will Plague Healthcare

Natalie Schibell November 1, 2021
The pandemic tested the healthcare industry in unprecedented ways in 2021. In the year ahead, COVID-related challenges — as well as new challenges and opportunities — will shape the healthcare landscape.
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Predictions 2022: Continued Uncertainty Forces Attention On Securing Relationships

Jeff Pollard October 28, 2021

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Phantom Phishing Haunts The Inbox

Jess Burn October 20, 2021
Recently, my colleagues and I highlighted some haunted happenings that kicked off Cybersecurity Awareness Month with a scream. Today, I’d like to tell you a little ghost story of my own. The data is in from the Forrester Analytics Business Technographics® Security Survey, 2021. When we asked those respondents who suffered an external attack in the last year how that attack was carried out, 31% of them reported […]
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European Predictions 2022

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

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CISOs And The Next Era Of Security Visibility: Observability

Jeff Pollard October 18, 2021
For security leaders and practitioners, it seems like developers and IT teams get all the cool toys, and security pros get stuck with the hand-me-downs. Dev was first to cloud, IT followed, and security warily joined in. IT had patch management while security just scanned to see if the patches weren’t there; and security orchestration, […]
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Perspectives On One Identity’s Acquisition Of OneLogin

Merritt Maxim October 8, 2021
On October 4, 2021, identity and access management (IAM) vendor One Identity announced plans to acquire identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) vendor OneLogin for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2009, OneLogin is an established pure-play IDaaS vendor that primarily serves midmarket enterprises, with a unified platform for employees, partners, and customers, and has raised over $170 million in […]
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Halloween Comes Early For Syniverse, FB, And Twitch — What We Can Learn From Their Spooky Outages Plus Breaches

Jeff Pollard October 7, 2021
As renowned ghost hunter and solver of mysteries Scooby-Doo would say, “Ruh roh, Raggy!” It looks like more than ghosts are wreaking havoc on haunted networks. We’re less than a full week into October, and Cybersecurity Awareness Month isn’t quite taking shape the way we expected. Ostensibly, orgs decided to pivot and use this time […]
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What Security Market Definitions Tell Practitioners

Allie Mellen September 29, 2021
One of the biggest challenges of being a security industry analyst is finding when and how to define new market segments. We both had to do this recently — Jeff with managed detection and response and Allie with extended detection and response (XDR). The most common question we get from security vendors confused as to […]
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The Application Security Market Will Grow To $12.9 Billion By 2025

Sandy Carielli September 23, 2021
Application security budgets are on the rise. Find out which sectors of the market will see the most dramatic investment and why.
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See the future and gain a competitive advantage for 2022

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

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Promoting Responsibility, Compliance, And Good Judgment Without Fear, Shame, Or Acrimony

Jinan Budge September 22, 2021
Security programs founded in fear will reduce employee engagement and stifle creativity. Learn how to nurture positive behavior and foster a more positive security culture.
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Introducing The Forrester Now Tech: Cybersecurity Consulting In APAC — A Push Toward New Pricing And Delivery Models

Jinan Budge September 13, 2021
I am thrilled to announce the release of our latest Now Tech: Cybersecurity Consulting Services In Asia Pacific, Q3 2021. This report (available to Forrester clients) showcases Forrester’s overview of 24 cybersecurity consulting providers in Asia Pacific. Our clients leverage these insights to understand the diverse set of vendors by size, capability, geography, and vertical […]
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Security Leaders: It’s Time To Facilitate Employee Productivity, Not Hinder It

Andrew Hewitt September 13, 2021
As new generations enter the workforce, your security strategy needs to meet their needs as well. Get tips on how to strike the right balance in this blog post.
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CISOs And The Trust Imperative

Jeff Pollard September 10, 2021
There is no executive role that better aligns with the trust imperative than the CISO. Find out why and how it may impact your organization directly.
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European Organizations Struggle To Attain Diversity In Their CISO Leadership Roles

Paul McKay August 26, 2021
Written with Zaklina Ber, senior research associate, Forrester Forrester analyzed the career backgrounds of 168 chief information security officers (CISOs) with public profiles who are working for major organizations in Europe with listings in the highest stock market indexes in the UK (FTSE 100), France (CAC 40), Germany (DAX 30), Italy (FTSE MIB), Spain (IBEX […]
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The Rising Cost Of Ransomware

What It Means August 19, 2021
What’s driving the increase in ransomware attacks, and what can security leaders do to protect their organizations? Analysts Allie Mellen and Steve Turner provide insight in this episode.
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Software Composition Analysis Is A Core Tool To Protect Your Software Supply Chain

Sandy Carielli August 18, 2021
Over the past year, breaches such as SolarWinds and Kaseya have woken us up to the realities of software supply chain risk. Whether through infiltrating the software delivery pipeline, deliberately uploading malicious components to popular repositories, or taking advantage of existing vulnerabilities in open source components, attackers are leveraging gaps in supply chain controls to […]
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Causes And Cures For Toxic Culture In The Security Org

What It Means July 29, 2021
There’s a culture crisis in the IT security field that could be putting firms at risk. Learn about the causes and cures of a toxic security culture from Principal Analyst Jinan Budge in this episode of What It Means.
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