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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, […]

Predictions 2022 Live

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

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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.
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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 Return Of The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Incident Response Services

Jess Burn April 4, 2022
The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Incident Response Services, Q1 2022 is now live! This is the first evaluation of cybersecurity incident response service (CIRS) providers we’ve published since March of 2019. Remember 2019? Ah, those halcyon pre-pandemic days … back when most of us were traveling freely, meeting in person, blissfully unfamiliar with the challenges of […]
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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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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.

European Predictions 2022

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

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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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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.
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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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What Does It Mean To Lead Security In 2022?

Jess Burn February 8, 2022
The last two years have put security leaders, their teams, and their programs to the test — and very much in the spotlight. Boards and executives now understand how closely trust is tied to business resilience and viability and are increasingly looking for the unique guidance and perspective a security leader has to offer. How […]
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The Security Services Flywheel

Jeff Pollard January 11, 2022
The “Security Services Flywheel” is based on the Disney Flywheel. It serves as an explainer on why security services continue to stay relevant, no matter how sophisticated products get.

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Predictions 2022: Continued Uncertainty Forces Attention On Securing Relationships

Jeff Pollard October 28, 2021

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A CISO’s Guide To Employee Empowerment

What It Means September 16, 2021
What’s the most important thing a security leader can do to empower their direct reports? Delegate. Learn how to do it effectively from VP, Principal Analyst Jeff Pollard in this week’s episode.
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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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COVID-19 Drives Delivery Model Transformation And A Sustainability Revolution In The Security Consulting Space

Paul McKay July 1, 2021
“The Forrester Wave™: European Cybersecurity Consulting Providers, Q3 2021,” launched today. Fifteen firms are featured in this report, representing a cross section of large international security consulting providers and more regionally based security pure plays. The European security consultancy market has seen a large transformation in the past 16 months in how it delivers value […]
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Forrester’s List Of Ransomware Resources

Jeff Pollard June 24, 2021
With ransomware continuing as a high-impact problem (with seemingly no end in sight), we’ve put together some useful ransomware resources for security practitioners. Security and risk (S&R) pros can use these resources to help prevent, protect, detect, and respond to ransomware outbreaks. The links below are a mixture of Forrester’s own research and third-party links. […]
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Revenge Of The SaaS: Mandiant Uses Services To Escape FireEye

Jeff Pollard June 3, 2021
Revenge Of The SaaS: Mandiant Dumps FEYE In a cybersecurity divorce that had fewer leading indicators than the dissolution of Kim and Kanye, Mandiant has finally untangled itself from FireEye (FEYE) by selling the product portion of the firm to Symphony Technology Group (STG) for $1.2 billion. FireEye’s history as the most “almost acquired vendor” […]
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MSSP Is The Eighth Word You Can’t Say On TV

Jeff Pollard March 24, 2021
“The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection And Response, Q1 2021” is now live — and this is a seriously impressive group of vendors. I want to give a sincere thanks to them all for the effort and work they put into it. Vendors don’t always agree on things — especially with competitors. But one thing quite […]
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Key Insights From The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021

David Holmes March 10, 2021
The summer before I joined Forrester, I volunteered briefly in the local prison library. The work was fulfilling, but it definitely had its prose and cons. Speaking of prose, you’re about to be treated to a lot of it, because we just published “The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021,” and there’s a whole […]
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