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: Define A Road Map To Accelerate Your Security Program

    A security road map guides your team's projects and initiatives. Even more importantly, it explains to your key stakeholders how you're using the budget and resources given. Don't fall into the ...

    • Downloads: 1504
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Structure Your Security Practice For Success

    CISOs should be constantly evaluating the structure and make-up of their organization to make sure it aligns with business needs. Your staff and your reporting structure will determine whether y...

    • Downloads: 818
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Define And Articulate The Role Of Risk Management

    As a risk professional, you are currently in a position to exert more influence on your organization and increase the value you and your team can offer. Many of you will feel pressure to develop...

    • Downloads: 1838
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Develop Your Information Security Management System

    The CISO is expected to be an expert in too many things: new technologies, emerging threats, global regulations, customer demands, internal communication, human resources, and financial planning...

    • Downloads: 1249
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Build The Business Case For GRC

    As governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs mature, the return on investment (ROI) risk professionals drive from committed resources to GRC are drawing increasing levels of attention from...

    • Downloads: 1398
  • 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: 6498
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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

    CISOs continue to work their way into positions of greater authority and influence in their organizations, but as they do, they occasionally struggle to understand the full scope of their securi...

    • Downloads: 2963
  • 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: 2171
  • 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: 2330
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 136
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