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    Report Quick Take: The CIA — Good At Spying, Bad At Data Loss Prevention

    Key Takeaways From The WikiLeaks Revelations Of Widespread CIA Device-Hacking
    March 10, 2017 | Jeff Pollard

    This week, controversial media organization WikiLeaks released a trove of leaked documents purporting to prove the existence of a sophisticated covert US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hacking...

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    Report Lessons From The Forrester Wave™: MSSPs, North America, Q3 2016

    The Characteristics Of Successful And Unsuccessful MSSP Engagements
    February 28, 2017 | Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley

    Despite the relative maturity of the managed security services provider (MSSP) market, customers and vendors far too often fail to sync up as true, successful partners. This report delves into the...

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    Report Design Mobile Security Metrics With Mobile Moments In Mind

    Performance Management: The Mobile Security Playbook
    February 13, 2017 | Jeff Pollard

    Security leaders struggling to demonstrate business value need to incorporate mobile security metrics into their reports. As companies adopt the mobile mind shift, mobile security metrics are often...

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    Report Security Budgets 2017: Increases Help But Remain Reactionary

    Benchmarks: The S&R Practice Playbook
    November 23, 2016 | Jeff Pollard

    Skyrocketing budget numbers might lead security leaders to believe that good times have finally arrived. But security spending's continued climb as a percentage of IT budgets hides the disruption...

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    Report Quick Take: Symantec Injects New Life Into Its Consumer Security With LifeLock Acquisition

    Symantec Becomes One Of The Few Firms To Bridge Enterprise And Consumer Security And Privacy
    November 22, 2016 | Andras Cser, Jeff Pollard

    On November 21, Symantec announced its acquisition of LifeLock for $2.3 billion. This signals a significant reinvestment in Symantec's consumer security portfolio and an expansion into new consumer...

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    Report Predictions 2017: Cybersecurity Risks Intensify

    Landscape: The S&R Practice Playbook
    November 1, 2016 | Amy DeMartine, Jeff Pollard

    The connected world has arrived; we live and work in it. In this new reality, the next 12 months will see battles rage that will determine the amount of control individuals have over their own data...

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    Report TechRadar™: Zero Trust Network Threat Mitigation Technologies, Q4 2016

    Road Map: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook
    October 28, 2016 | John Kindervag, Jeff Pollard

    This TechRadar™, the road map document of the security architecture and operations playbook, defines the use cases, business value, and outlook for the 20 technologies that comprise the most...

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    Report Quick Take: Poor Planning, Not An IoT Botnet, Disrupted The Internet

    Dyn Outage Underscores The Need To Plan For Failure
    October 24, 2016 | Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship

    On October 21, internet users went through a real exercise in one way the internet could die. Critical infrastructure exists on the internet as well as in the real world, and this attack crippled...

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    Report Justify Security Budget By Its Impact On Maturity

    Business Case: The S&R Practice Playbook
    October 18, 2016 | Jeff Pollard

    Security leaders face challenges articulating which projects generate the most value for their organization. They often struggle to justify existing budgets, as well. To help you build the business...

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    Report The IoT Attack Surface Transcends The Digital-Physical Divide

    Security Leaders Must Prepare For High-Impact Attacks
    October 13, 2016 | Jeff Pollard, Merritt Maxim

    The internet of things (IoT) has evolved beyond a hyped buzzword into commercially available technologies that can significantly improve customer outcomes and deliver business benefits. However,...

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    Report Your Security Products Aren't Secure

    What To Do When Trusted Technology Becomes The Target
    October 4, 2016 | Amy DeMartine, Jeff Pollard

    The nightmare scenario becomes reality as trusted security brands and technologies fail when facing attacks that target them directly. It's time to replace your bias toward trusting security...

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    Report Quick Take: Lessons For Security And Risk Pros From The Yahoo Breach

    Don't Prioritize Corporate Damage Control Over Customers' Interests
    September 23, 2016 | Stephanie Balaouras, Jeff Pollard

    On Thursday, Yahoo announced that cybercriminals had compromised the personal information including names, email addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, and, in some instances, security questions...

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    Report Quick Take: Intel Spins Off McAfee As Synergies Fail To Materialize

    McAfee Is Better Off On Its Own Once Again
    September 9, 2016 | Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship

    On September 7, Intel agreed to spin out Intel Security with a new, but old, name — McAfee. This acquisition winds up a cautionary tale to security leaders on what can happen when a tech giant...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Services Providers, North America, Q3 2016

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    August 30, 2016 | Jeff Pollard

    In our 36-criteria evaluation of the managed security services market, we identified the 11 most significant providers — Alert Logic, AT&T, BAE Systems, CenturyLink, Hewlett Packard Enterprise,...

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    Report The State Of Security Services 2016

    On-Demand Expertise And Agility Drive Continued Service Growth
    August 4, 2016 | Jeff Pollard

    Security leaders continue to get a larger share of the technology budget and a larger share of attention from the board of directors. As these security leaders allocate budget to categories and...

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    Report Plan Your Security Sourcing Strategy For The Next Five Years

    A Strategic Methodology Based On Business Need
    August 2, 2016 | Jeff Pollard

    Security leaders cede control of capabilities they offer the enterprise by misallocating resources and putting too much emphasis on technology. This report guides CISOs through a methodology to...

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    Report Quick Take: Symantec Buys Its Way To Relevance With Blue Coat Acquisition

    June 14, 2016 | Kelley Mak, Andras Cser

    On June 12, 2016, Symantec agreed to buy web security company Blue Coat for $4.65 billion. With a fresh set of network and cloud technologies, a new CEO at the helm, and additional financial...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Automated Malware Analysis, Q2 2016

    April 21, 2016 | Jeff Pollard, Kelley Mak

    In our 36-criteria evaluation of automated malware analysis providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Blue Coat, Check Point, Cisco, Cyphort, Fidelis Cybersecurity, FireEye, Fortinet,...

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    Report Top 13 Technology Trends S&R Pros Should Watch: 2016

    Tools And Technology: The S&R Practice Playbook
    April 21, 2016 | Andras Cser, John Kindervag

    Each year, analysts from across Forrester's security and risk research team draw insight from our hundreds of enterprise questions, vendor briefings, and consultations; the 40-plus research...

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    Report Twelve Recommendations For Your Security Program In 2016

    Expanded Expectations Demand A Customer-Centric Focus
    April 21, 2016 | Heidi Shey, Jeff Pollard

    Each year, Forrester outlines important recommendations for your security strategy for the coming 12 months. We base these recommendations on thousands of client inquiries and interactions,...

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    Report Brief: FireEye Is Evolving Into An Enterprise Security Vendor

    Recent Acquisitions Indicate FireEye Is Ready To Advance Security Automation
    March 30, 2016 | Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship

    FireEye's acquisition of automation specialist Invotas International comes just 10 days after its acquisition of threat intelligence specialist iSight Partners. With these and prior acquisitions,...

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    Report Job Description: Security Architect

    Organization: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook
    March 18, 2016 | Stephanie Balaouras, Jeff Pollard

    We designed this report to help security and risk (S&R) executives hire one of the most important roles in the security organization: the security architect (SA). SAs identify and communicate risk...

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    Report Remove The Mystery From Security Metrics

    Performance Management: The S&R Practice Playbook
    February 19, 2016 | Jeff Pollard

    Difficulty creating meaningful metrics persists for chief information security officers (CISOs) despite a decade of discussion. But without good metrics, the security organization can't hope to...

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    Report Quick Take: Apple Does The Right Thing To Defend Customer Privacy

    CEO Tim Cook Backs Customers With Fight Over San Bernardino Shooter's Data
    February 17, 2016 | Enza Iannopollo, Fatemeh Khatibloo

    The legal battle continues between those who advocate for employees' and citizens' right to privacy versus those who advocate for stronger law enforcement and government surveillance capabilities....

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    Report Quick Take: FireEye Acquires iSight Partners

    Deal Bolsters FireEye But Comes With Certain Customer Caveats
    January 22, 2016 | Joseph Blankenship, Jeff Pollard

    FireEye announced on January 20 the acquisition of threat intelligence vendor iSight Partners for $200 million, giving the antimalware vendor an entry into the crowded threat intelligence market....