Christopher McClean

Principal Analyst & Research Director serving Security & Risk PROFESSIONALS

Chris leads a team of analysts covering topics including compliance and risk management, security management, security services, and metrics. He also leads the company's coverage of governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). In this role, he helps clients around the world implement successful strategies, best practices, and technologies to support GRC programs as well as related functions such as enterprise risk management, corporate compliance, and corporate social responsibility. Chris is a frequent speaker on these subjects at vendor and industry events, and he has been quoted by top media outlets, including CFO Magazine, Compliance Week, and the Financial Times.

Previous Work Experience

His previous experience includes marketing and public relations for security, compliance, and risk management vendors.

Education

Chris has an M.S. in business ethics and compliance from the New England College of Business and Finance and a B.S. in marketing from California State University, Fresno.

Christopher McClean's Research

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Topic Overview: Governance, Risk, And Compliance

    Successful businesses universally strive to achieve better corporate governance, more effective measurement and management of risk, and greater assurance that compliance requirements are met. Wh...

    • Downloads: 6481
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q4 2007

    Forrester evaluated 15 leading enterprise governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) platform vendors across approximately 100 criteria. BWise demonstrated the strongest overall offering, with AXENT...

    • Downloads: 2154
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q3 2009

    The enterprise governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) market is still relatively young, populated primarily by small but solid pure-play vendors. Growing corporate concerns have raised market ex...

    • Downloads: 2317
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Assess Your Security Program With Forrester's Information Security Maturity Model

    This report outlines the assessment framework associated with Forrester's solution for security and risk (S&R) executives. The report is designed to help CISOs as they continue working their...

    • Downloads: 2540
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Trends 2009: Governance, Risk, And Compliance Hit The Big Time

    Another bubble burst. The chain reaction stemming from the credit crisis caused an implosion of the global economy. Political, corporate, and economic leaders have argued ferociously about how w...

    • Downloads: 1816
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