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Senior Analyst, Operational Technology (OT) Security

Company: Forrester Research
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

It starts with an insatiable curiosity about clients, colleagues, and the future. At Forrester, we believe curiosity powers progress. Forresterites bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on the ideas and initiatives that change the course of business. As a trusted advisor to the most influential companies in the world, we live at the nexus of what's next. About This Role: Forrester's Senior Analyst for the Security & Risk (S&R) team conducts innovative research and delivers advice through written reports, advisory, client inquiries, webinars, and event speeches. This role works with a team of analysts who research client initiatives concerning securing operational technology (OT) environments, including applying Zero Trust security principles and vendor solutions to Operational Technology environments, including industrial control systems (ICS). The Senior Analyst serves S&R professionals as well as Forrester clients in other roles, including CIOs, CTOs, enterprise architecture, and infrastructure and operations. Our ideal candidate has a strong understanding of the most important S&R trends as well as their business and technology implications. Success in this position entails an appetite for conducting and writing research, curiosity about new and emerging trends, and comfortability with guiding executives in adopting best practices. Job Description:

  • As part of a small, collaborative high-performance team, the Senior Analyst must:
  • Develop a deep understanding of what Forrester clients need to succeed as S&R leaders.
  • Conduct research into key security aspects of operational technology (OT) and how these apply to Forrester's Zero Trust Model Of Information Security.
  • Help define the future of information security and risk management, including how these roles can work with other key business functions and support organizational success.
  • Writes research reports that convey new ideas relating to OT and ICS security in a rich business context. These reports typically: 1) introduce new perspectives regarding successful business and technology strategies; 2) present organizational and technology implementation plans; 3) compare new technologies or services (e.g., via Forrester Wave---); or 4) predict emerging technologies, trends, and business opportunities.
  • Consult with clients to apply Forrester's research in the context of their specific environment and help solve their problems through inquiry and advisory.
  • Present at Forrester-sponsored and industry events and deliver client webinars.
  • Establish an industry presence as an influential speaker and thinker. Build relationships with senior S&R professionals, the technology vendors serving them, and the journalists covering the sector.
  • Participate in vendor briefings and field press inquiries. Job Requirements:
    • A BA/BS degree or an equivalent work or military experience.
    • Proven experience in S&R role; a formulated strategy or history of providing consultative advice to senior security professionals.
    • Prior experience with OT or ICS systems preferred but not required.
    • Deep intellectual curiosity about technology's effect on the organization's mission and goals; solid business instincts; a practical understanding of how S&R professionals operate and the challenges they face; a creative view of markets, technologies, and attitudes; and a fascination with the future.
    • Superior listening, critical thinking, and writing skills, as well as memorable presentation skills; the ability to take complex, disparate ideas and distill them into simple, bold concepts - and willingness to take a stand on vendors and outcomes.
    • The ability to travel more than 25% of the time. Explore #ForresterLife on: YouTube Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn FLSA Status: Exempt Forrester Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Forrester Research, Cambridge , Senior Analyst, Operational Technology (OT) Security, Professions , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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