The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

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Britain is a nation of shopkeepers,” is the famous phrase coined by economist Adam Smith to explain the desire of a commercial nation to secure ever-expanding markets for its wares. By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Enterprise Meets Consumer Security: Exploring Approaches To Protect Employees At Home

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Make No Mistake — Microsoft Is A Security Company Now

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Microsoft has announced support for macOS in its rebranded Microsoft Defender ATP product, taking this product from being an offering that could be considered an add-on for hardening its own operating system to a multiplatform security solution.

Security Budgets In Asia Pacific, 2019

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APAC is a unique region in its cultural, geographic, regulatory, security maturity and economic diversity. It has taken me 15 months and a LOT of travel, listening and talking to feel confident enough to write this research for APAC.

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PSD2 Security Requirements Are Restricting Fintech Innovation

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I have recently released a new report looking at the second phase of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and its security requirements along with my colleagues Jacob Morgan and Andras Cser. age of the customer banking financial services security & risk

The Security And Privacy Implications Of Drones

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Yet while drones introduce a range of use cases, the growth of drones also represents a new physical threat that demands the attention of security […]. age of the customer security & risk Drones emerging technology Physical Security Security & Risk

The Security Snapshot: 10-Year Challenge

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Besides the security concerns of social media sites potentially mining […]. security & riskAt the start of the new year, a meme called the 10-Year Challenge went viral.

The Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs), Europe, Q4 2018

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I published my first Forrester Wave™ today, covering the managed security services provider (MSSP) market in Europe.

Our Security Recommendations Will Help You Handle The Worst Of What 2019 Throws At You

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Today we released our 2019 Security & Risk Recommendations report. We collected contributions from our colleagues across the Forrester Security & Risk team to identify the most important actions security leaders should take in 2019.

New Tech Spotlight: Security Technology Takes Center Stage

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Venture capital and private equity spending on security technology reached an all-time high in 2018. While that total may pale in comparison to other fast-growing markets such as fintech ($124B) or transportation tech ($150B), consider that 65% of that $31B in security has […].

Rushed Privacy Features Results In Sloppy Security

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cybersecurity privacy security & risk promotedFacebook Loses More User Data (This Time Unintentionally) Facebook announced that it experienced a breach this week that lost 50 million user’s data. Ironically, the breach happened in part due to exploited bugs in three features developed to give users more control over their privacy. Some quick key lessons to take away from this breach: […].

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Beware of these 6 app security issues

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Ensuring first class mobile applications security for your business application is essential to save and improve your business notoriety. The easiest and most crucial step is to scan your mobile app from the server side to secure them using an automated scanner. #2 Security Mobile

What To Expect At RSA Conference 2019: Cloud As Security Improvement And The Possible End Of The Infosec Gilded Age

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cloud security cybersecurity data security promotedI recently did a webinar with a few of my colleagues from the RSA Conference Advisory Board on precisely this topic, which you can find here.

The Security Snapshot: Cybersecurity And Privacy In 2019 — Prepare For The New; Protect The Established

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Introducing our new monthly blog series, “The Security Snapshot,” which will curate and highlight key pieces of research from the security and risk (S&R) team. security & risk

Getting The Most Out Of Security Labels For Increased Sales

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Security Before Beauty So, how can brand owners and manufacturers tackle theft — and how can packaging design help? To stem product losses, retailers use security labels to act as a visible deterrent. They then add a security message on the front of the package, where it is visible.

Building The Language Bridge Between Security and the C-Suite

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If you had half an hour with a board member, and you wanted to get coaching from them about how to communicate with them about security, what would you ask them?

Security & Android apps: why automated testing matters

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However, when it comes to providing secure Android app development, much attention is given to automated testing due to the scalable, dynamic and trustworthy testing solutions it provides. An undetected inaccurate behavior of an app can give rise to a security breach. Security Mobile

Infosecurity Europe 2019: Incremental Evolution Rather Than Revolution

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I have spent the last three days attending Infosecurity Europe 2019, the largest security trade show in the UK and Europe. As ever, before coming I have tried to predict the big theme or trends that CISOs should take note of.

5 ways to improve enterprise security

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The countless devices, applications, cloud platforms, sensors, systems, and modems that are connected all present a threat to an enterprise’s most core secure data and personnel profiles. Assess all IoT device security characteristics. Expand existing security solutions.

Cisco Purchases Duo Security for $2.3B

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Today, Cisco announced that it has acquired Ann Arbor, Michigan/California-based Duo Security for $2.35 Founded in 2010, Duo Security has been growing rapidly over the last few years with its multifactor authentication (MFA) offering and has raised over $120 million in venture financing to date. Based on Forrester’s estimates of Duo Security’s […]. age of the customer security & risk duo security

IBM Bets Big On Security Training And Leadership As A Differentiator

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In late 2016, IBM announced the availability of its full-scale cyber range at the Cambridge, MA headquarters of its security division. The range isn’t just about training security incident response analysts; it’s a full […]. cybersecurity security & risk

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The Fight For Cybersecurity Brand Dominance Intensifies

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Website Security for SaaS and Cloud Ecommerce Applications: A Technical Deep Dive, Comparison & Checklist

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Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model where users access applications or services via a… Ecommerce Security

Spending On Application Security Tools To Grow Over 16% Annually

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Security and risk decision makers are spending more on application security and increasing deployment of application […]. application security web application firewallsHackers go after web applications because they are typically the most vulnerable. In fact, web application was the top data breach type, accounting for almost one in five confirmed data breaches, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report.

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The Real Costs of Ecommerce Data Breaches, Espionage, and Security Mismanagement

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Data security is essential to surviving the 21st century ecommerce landscape. From leaked trade secrets to disclosed customer addresses, a… Ecommerce Security

What makes a superstar security leader?

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I’m so excited about my latest contribution to our research on “How To Become A Superstar Security Leader” (led by my fabulous colleagues Claire O’Malley and Chris McClean).

Justifying your investment in the people and awareness side of security

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Investment into changing security culture and behavior via security awareness and training (SA&T) , if done correctly, has the ability to transform your security team’s function and reach. Changing the culture around security […].

Cybersecurity And Professional Sports: Securing The Internet Of Sports

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“That’s Not My Job”: I&O’s Role Shift When It Comes To Security

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infrastructure & operations security & risk security analytics security automation & orchestration zero trust Automation Security & RiskIn the halcyon days of my sysadmin youth, my team was asked to perform entitlement reviews on sensitive systems. When we were asked to determine who should have access to what, my director responded in a way I would never forget: “That’s not my job.” ” It sounds snarky, but he was correct.

Let’s talk about security culture!

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I am thrilled to introduce my most recent report, ‘Instill a Security Culture by Elevating Communication’. This is an update of my 2011 report “How To Market Security To Gain Influence And Secure Budget’. A different time called for a completely revamped report (read on to see what’s changed). To me, this always has been […

Hacking Confessional: What a Pro Can Teach Remote Workers About Data Security

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Data security is a hot-button issue right now, and for a good reason. And in our digitized world, remote workers… Ecommerce Security

Video Blog: Forrester’s Asia Pacific Managed Security Services Wave Identifies The 11 Most Important Vendors

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CISOs in Asia Pacific must justify their spending and articulate the business value of often expensive investments in managed security to a largely non-security audience of executives.

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The Security Snapshot: We’re In The Endgame Now

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On April 26, Marvel fans finally received an ending to an 11-year saga when “Avengers: Endgame” premiered in theaters. Without revealing too many spoilers, the Avengers were tasked with undoing a finger snap (yes, a snap) executed by the villain from the previous movie. This snap was so substantial that it caused half of the […]. age of the customer

CYBER SECURITY TRANSFORMATION IS A THING, AND IT NEEDS PERSONAL AND RELENTLESS DRIVE

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Cyber security transformation of course! I have also engaged peer CISOs doing terrific work transforming their firms’ security function and capabilities – I’ve always had […]. age of the customer business transformation & organizational change management chief information officer (CIO) culture cybersecurity digital transformation security & risk security operations & program governanceWell, it’s happening!

The Security Snapshot: Summer Is Here, And Risks Are Heating Up

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June is here, which means the start of beach days, barbecues, the longest day, and the beginning of summer! Not only is the weather getting warmer, but business and technology risks are also heating up.

Research Announcement: The Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Service Providers In Asia Pacific, Q1 2019

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Research Announcement: My first Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Service Providers In Asia Pacific, Q1 2019. Gather round!!

WordPress Security: Important Considerations and Recommended for Ecommerce Websites

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WordPress is the CMS (content management system) with the largest amount of installations in the world. Being the biggest means… Ecommerce Technology

Come And Join Us To Learn How Security Can Safeguard Your Digital Investments And Help You Serve Your Customers Effectively

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Security is one of those words that is associated with hackers, reputational failures, and fear, uncertainty, and doubt. I disagree: Security, when done properly, can be one of the biggest investments you make. security & riskIt is crucial to building customer trust and safeguarding digital investments. Furthermore, responding well to a breach can enhance shareholder value and […].

Have we nailed it? Or do we still need to talk about security communications?

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In 2011, I published a report on “How To Market Security To Gain Influence And Secure Budget”. I am now going through the process of refreshing this report, and it got me thinking: 1. What has changed in this space of security communications and influence since 2011?

A Typical Day Of Analyst Life

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Forrester’s Security & Risk research team is growing and currently has four open analyst positions: identity and access management, application security, security analytics, and Zero Trust. application security cybersecurity identity & access management (IAM) security & risk security analytics zero trustWe’re hiring!