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Jeff Pollard

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Jeff primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. He leads Forrester’s research on the role of the CISO, specializing in topics related to security strategy, budgets, metrics, business cases, and presenting to the board. His research also includes security services, featuring global coverage of managed security services, professional security services, and security-as-a-service. Jeff also takes an active role in Forrester’s forward-looking research on security innovation, the security market, and security predictions.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Jeff served as a global architect at Verizon, Dell SecureWorks, and Mandiant, working with the world's largest organizations in financial services, telecommunications, media, and defense. In those roles he helped clients fuse managed security and professional services engagements in security monitoring, security management, red teams, penetration testing, OSINT, forensics, and application security.

Education

Jeff holds a BS in IT management from Western Governors University.

Jeff Pollard

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Jeff primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. He leads Forrester’s research on the role of the CISO, specializing in topics related to security strategy, budgets, metrics, business cases, and presenting to the board. His research also includes security services, featuring global coverage of managed security services, professional security services, and security-as-a-service. Jeff also takes an active role in Forrester’s forward-looking research on security innovation, the security market, and security predictions.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Jeff served as a global architect at Verizon, Dell SecureWorks, and Mandiant, working with the world's largest organizations in financial services, telecommunications, media, and defense. In those roles he helped clients fuse managed security and professional services engagements in security monitoring, security management, red teams, penetration testing, OSINT, forensics, and application security.

Education

Jeff holds a BS in IT management from Western Governors University.

Jeff Pollard's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Planning For Failure: How To Survive A Breach

    Organization: The Zero Trust Security Playbook

    August 19, 2020Jeff Pollard, Paul McKay, Jinan Budge, Enza Iannopollo, Josh Zelonis

    You will likely suffer a security breach; you may even have a breach now. Cybercriminals are using more-sophisticated attacks to steal intellectual property and the personal data of your customers, partners, and employees. With enough time and money, they can breach the security defenses of even the largest enterprises. You can't stop every cyberattack. However, your customers expect you to respond quickly and appropriately. If you contain a breach poorly and botch the incident response (IR), you will pay millions in remediation costs, lost business, and your firm's reputation. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Midsize Managed Security Services Providers, Q3 2020

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    August 11, 2020Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley

    In our 26-criterion evaluation of midsize managed security services providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — BlueVoyant, Cipher, ControlScan, CyberProof, Delta Risk, Encode, InteliSecure, Kudelski Security, Nuspire, Proficio, Rapid7, and StratoZen — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Global Managed Security Services Providers, Q3 2020

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    July 27, 2020Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley

    In our 26-criterion evaluation of global managed security services providers (MSSPs), we identified the 15 most significant ones — Accenture, Alert Logic, AT&T Cybersecurity, Capgemini, CenturyLink, Cognizant, Deloitte, ElevenPaths, EY, IBM Security Services, NTT, Optiv, Secureworks, Trustwave, and Wipro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Top Security Technology Trends To Watch, 2020

    Ten Security And Risk Technologies Will Disrupt Security And Risk Practices

    June 30, 2020 Andras Cser, Sandy Carielli, Jeff Pollard, Alla Valente, Josh Zelonis

    Analysts from Forrester's security and risk (S&R) research team drew insight from client inquiries, research projects, and industry perspectives to uncover the top 10 security technologies to watch. Especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic, security and risk pros should use this report to cut through the hype and assess technologies that will disrupt security and risk practices over the next three years.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Global And Emerging Managed Security Services Providers, Q2 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 42 Global And Emerging Managed Security Services Providers

    May 8, 2020Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley

    You can use global managed security services providers (MSSPs) to create space for security leaders, prioritize which activities the security team should focus on, and ease the challenges associated with staffing security teams. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Security and risk pros should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a global MSSP and to select one based on size and functionality.

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