Alla   Valente

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.

Alla Valente's Research

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  • 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.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Capturing Innovation In Your Security Program

    Security Startups Offer More Flexibility And Innovative Approaches To Securing Your Enterprise

    January 27, 2020 Paul McKay, Jinan Budge, Heidi Shey, Alla Valente

    Cybersecurity is one of the hottest areas worldwide for venture capital and private equity investment. There has never been so many cybersecurity startups globally. Unprecedented levels of investment have led cybersecurity startups to take new, innovative approaches to security. CISOs frustrated with their existing cybersecurity product providers should use this report to gain insights into how to work successfully with early-stage cybersecurity vendors to tap into an innovation ecosystem.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Get Intentional With A Dynamic GRC Roadmap

    Roadmap: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    January 8, 2020Alla Valente, Renee Murphy

    GRC roadmaps must align the strategy, vision, and execution of processes and technology to the practical steps needed to execute major risk and compliance initiatives. The challenge for risk and compliance pros is how to plan for continued progress, knowing for certain that the risk management and regulatory landscape will change along the way. Risk and compliance pros should use this report to construct and maintain their own dynamic roadmap to deal with continuous change. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Build The Business Case For GRC

    Business Case: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    January 7, 2020Alla Valente, Renee Murphy

    The business case for governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) efforts too often relies on the fear of costly events or regulatory action. This report helps GRC leaders elevate the conversation and focus on business benefits and improved performance. It arms you with tools and a framework along with examples of the costs, benefits, risks, and flexibility gains that you can use as the pillars for your ROI analysis. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester updates it regularly for accuracy and relevance.

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