Christopher McClean

Vice President, Research Director serving Security & Risk PROFESSIONALS

Chris leads a team of analysts covering topics including risk management, compliance, audit, information security management, and brand protection. 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 responsibility. Chris frequently contributes on these subjects at vendor and industry events as well as top media outlets.

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: Structure Your Security Practice For Success

    CISOs are constantly evaluating the structure and make-up of their organization to make sure it aligns with business and risk management needs. While org structure can affect how well the securi...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Define A Road Map To Accelerate Your Security Program

    Turning a strategy into action is what really reveals a CISO's worth. A solid security road map is how you make this happen: guiding implementation activities, demonstrating an understanding of ...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: How To Become A Superstar Security Leader

    As companies seek to innovate and engage customers through digital channels, they need superstar security leaders — business executives who know how to protect, support, and drive performance. T...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Secure And Protect Mobile Moments

    The mobile mind shift is an expectation that an individual can get what she wants in her immediate context and moment of need. This shift applies to your customers and your employees. Unfortunat...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: GRC Vision 2017-2022: Customer Demands Escalate As Regulators Falter

    In reaction to sweeping regulations and massive corporate failures, governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) efforts have evolved slowly over the past 15 years. However, in the next fiv...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Secure And Protect Mobile Moments

    The mobile mind shift is an expectation that an individual can get what she wants in her immediate context and moment of need. This shift applies to your customers and your employees. Unfortunat...

  • 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...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Information Security Maturity Model

    The Forrester Information Security Maturity Model is a framework that consists of four main security domains (oversight, technology, process, and people) with 25 functions and 123 low-level asse...

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