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Alla Valente

Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Alla is an analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) strategy, best practices, and technology, with a special focus on third-party risk management, procurement and supplier risk management, and enterprise and cybersecurity risk management frameworks such as ISO 31000, ISO 27000, and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). She also assists with coverage of key regulatory compliance issues and technology; risk management, ethics, and trust in digital transformation; and achieving operational resilience. In this role, she helps Forrester clients establish and mature a comprehensive GRC program that maximizes business opportunity and performance while minimizing risk and protecting the organization’s brand.

Previous Work Experience

Alla’s 20 years of B2B marketing experience includes marketing leadership and strategy, product marketing, and digital and customer marketing at privately held and publicly traded firms. Her risk management experience comes from marketing and customer advocate roles at RapidRatings, Rsam (now Galvanize), and BPS (now Resolver), where she helped launch and market successful software-as-a-service offerings and optimized the marketing mix to increase sales. She oversaw all aspects of brand development and rebrand, messaging, go-to-market activities, digital marketing, lead generation, and marketing communications. In these roles, she also ran key customer initiatives including communities, events, advisory boards, and value-add programs.

Education

Alla holds an BA in English from Hofstra University and is currently studying business analytics at Harvard.

Alla Valente

Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Alla is an analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) strategy, best practices, and technology, with a special focus on third-party risk management, procurement and supplier risk management, and enterprise and cybersecurity risk management frameworks such as ISO 31000, ISO 27000, and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). She also assists with coverage of key regulatory compliance issues and technology; risk management, ethics, and trust in digital transformation; and achieving operational resilience. In this role, she helps Forrester clients establish and mature a comprehensive GRC program that maximizes business opportunity and performance while minimizing risk and protecting the organization’s brand.

Previous Work Experience

Alla’s 20 years of B2B marketing experience includes marketing leadership and strategy, product marketing, and digital and customer marketing at privately held and publicly traded firms. Her risk management experience comes from marketing and customer advocate roles at RapidRatings, Rsam (now Galvanize), and BPS (now Resolver), where she helped launch and market successful software-as-a-service offerings and optimized the marketing mix to increase sales. She oversaw all aspects of brand development and rebrand, messaging, go-to-market activities, digital marketing, lead generation, and marketing communications. In these roles, she also ran key customer initiatives including communities, events, advisory boards, and value-add programs.

Education

Alla holds an BA in English from Hofstra University and is currently studying business analytics at Harvard.

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: New Tech: Climate Risk Management Solutions, Q2 2020

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 33 Providers

    May 14, 2020 Renee Murphy, Salvatore Schiano, Alla Valente

    Climate change is an immediate risk to business operations, financial systems, and global supply chains. A wave of direct losses, scientific evidence, and stakeholder activism is forcing companies to take notice. As climate variability rises, firms must assess, detect, predict, and quantify the impact of climate change on their business and learn how to adapt. This report explores emerging vendors in climate risk management solutions. Security and risk pros should use it to understand capabilities major market segments and to inform their technology strategies.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Recommendations For Your Security Program, 2020

    Landscape: The S&R Practice Playbook

    April 27, 2020 Sandy Carielli, Sean Ryan, Jinan Budge, Brian Kime, Paul McKay, Jeff Pollard, Heidi Shey, Alla Valente, Renee Murphy

    Each year, Forrester outlines the most important recommendations for your security strategy for the coming 12 months. We base these recommendations on thousands of client inquiries and interactions, consulting engagements, and dozens of primary research interviews with chief information security officers (CISOs), security vendors, and major security consultancies and service providers. CISOs: Leverage this report to guide your security program strategy and prioritize changes to security architecture and operations for the coming year.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Returning To Work: How To Prepare For Pandemic Recovery

    Essential Steps And Pandemic Management Protocols For Planning Your Operational Recovery

    April 20, 2020 Stephanie Balaouras, Alla Valente, Andrew Hewitt, Jeff Becker, Arielle Trzcinski, Sucharita Kodali, Jeff Pollard, Paul McKay, Scott Compton

    As the epicenter of the global COVID-19 pandemic shifts and each affected region reaches its peak infection rate, firms must prepare now to restart closed plants, reopen retail locations, and bring employees back to work. Organizations must plan a staged recovery to reduce the health and financial risks of future scenarios that include a second infection wave, a steep economic downturn, and permanent changes to employee and consumer behaviors. This report details the essential steps and new pandemic management protocols for planning your operational recovery.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q1 2020

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    March 9, 2020Alla Valente, Renee Murphy

    In our 22-criterion evaluation of GRC platform providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Enablon; Galvanize; IBM; LogicManager; MetricStream; NAVEX Global; Riskonnect; RSA, a Dell Technologies Company; SAI Global; SAP; ServiceNow; and Workiva — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps risk and compliance professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Prepare Your Organization For A Pandemic

    Key Recommendations For How Business And Risk Leaders Build Resiliency In A World Where Disease Outbreaks Are The New Normal

    February 7, 2020 Stephanie Balaouras, Alla Valente, Andrew Hewitt

    The likelihood and impact of a pandemic are impossible to predict with much accuracy. Regardless, history tells us there's a potential for widespread and costly disruption — especially for those who fail to adequately prepare. Risk professionals should treat the latest outbreak, the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), as, at best, another powerful warning and, at worst, a potentially massive disruption. Take practical steps such as refreshing plans, updating employee policies, communicating frequently, and carrying out succession planning.

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