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The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook For 2018

Defend Your Data From Mutating Threats With A Zero Trust Network

In today's threat landscape, skilled, well-funded, organized cybercriminals are working to steal your data — the lifeblood of your digital business — in pursuit of economic, political, or military...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals


    Report Quick Take: Fatal Chip Flaws Set Security Back Decades

    CISOs And CIOs Must Act Immediately To Weather The Chip-Ocalypse

    This week, researchers revealed two critical flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, that impact billions of mobile phones, laptops, servers, and cloud services running on chips from suppliers including AMD,...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals


    Report Introducing Forrester's Prioritized Patching Process (P3)

    Leverage Predictive Threat Modeling And Data Value For A Context-Based Approach To Patch Prioritization
    November 11, 2013 | Chris Sherman, John Kindervag, Rick Holland

    Criminals want access to your valuable assets, and one of their preferred methods is to exploit vulnerabilities lurking in your software and systems. Typically, these vulnerabilities have available...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals


    Report Application Control: An Essential Endpoint Security Component

    September 7, 2012 | Chenxi Wang, Chris Sherman

    It's no mystery that antivirus (AV) technologies are fighting a losing battle against an increasingly sophisticated malware threat landscape. Attackers often penetrate user endpoints with new...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals


    Report Twelve Recommendations For Your 2011 Security Strategy

    Governance, Maturity, And Analytics Are The Major Themes For 2011
    December 3, 2010 | Khalid Kark

    Every winter Forrester outlines 12 important recommendations for your security strategy for the coming year. We base these recommendations on hundreds of client inquiries, numerous consulting...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals


    Report Q&A: Streamlining Your Patch Management Strategy

    November 2, 2010 | Andrew Jaquith, John Kindervag

    Forrester continues to receive many customer inquiries related to effective patch management of servers and endpoints. Balancing the urgency of patching with the need to minimize employee downtime...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals


    Report HeatWave: Hot Client Security Technologies For Big Spenders And Bargain Hunters

    What Enterprises With The Biggest (And Lowest) Budgets Are Buying And Why
    April 16, 2010 | Andrew Jaquith

    Every enterprise makes business, risk, and budget tradeoffs when deciding which client security technologies to use. Adoption patterns differ significantly, depending on whether an enterprise has...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals


    Report Your Enterprise Database Security Strategy 2010

    Stronger Measures Have Become Essential To Defend Against Growing Attacks
    September 28, 2009 | Noel Yuhanna

    With increasingly sophisticated attacks and rising internal data theft, database security merits a stronger focus that goes beyond traditional authentication, authorization, and access control...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals


    Report Market Overview: Client Management Suites

    Evolving Computing Market Shifts Focus To Security And Virtualization
    July 29, 2009 | Natalie Lambert

    Desktop operations managers are watching their computing environment change. There are now more types of devices and more varieties of operating systems entering the enterprise than ever before....

  • For Security & Risk Professionals


    Report Best Practices: Server Operating System Security

    Consistency Is The Key To Success
    July 12, 2007 | Jennifer Albornoz Mulligan

    Security managers are at their wits' ends trying to keep their servers secure from the deluge of new vulnerabilities across all operating systems. Why? Because as systems grow more complex, it...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals


    Report The State Of Server Operating System Security 2007

    Administrators Patch An Average Of Eight Days Late
    June 27, 2007 | Jennifer Albornoz Mulligan

    According to a recent Forrester online survey of security managers, they are all over the map when it comes to meeting their server operating system (OS) security goals. They patch their servers an...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals


    Report What Server Virtualization Means For IT Security Managers

    April 12, 2007 | Jennifer Albornoz Mulligan

    As server virtualization increases in popularity, server administrators see virtualization as a huge help in solving patching testing and distribution problems. But many security managers are wary...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals


    Report Operating System Vendors: Do More To Help Users With Server Security

    April 10, 2007 | Jennifer Albornoz Mulligan

    In November 2006, Forrester surveyed 137 server security decision-makers about their approaches to securing their server operating systems and learned about their struggle to keep their systems...

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