Claire   O'Malley

Claire O'Malley

Researcher Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Claire serves Security & Risk (S&R) Professionals. Her research supports governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) initiatives, security program governance, the adoption of security frameworks, and the sourcing of security services. She also helps clients identify and evaluate geopolitical risk and its implications on their cybersecurity posture.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to her role as a researcher, Claire served as senior research associate on the S&R team. During that time, Claire supported analysts with research on GRC, security program governance, and overall security market trends.

Education

Claire earned a B.A. in international relations and political science from The College Of Wooster. She also has a minor in Latin American studies.

Claire O'Malley

Researcher Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Claire serves Security & Risk (S&R) Professionals. Her research supports governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) initiatives, security program governance, the adoption of security frameworks, and the sourcing of security services. She also helps clients identify and evaluate geopolitical risk and its implications on their cybersecurity posture.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to her role as a researcher, Claire served as senior research associate on the S&R team. During that time, Claire supported analysts with research on GRC, security program governance, and overall security market trends.

Education

Claire earned a B.A. in international relations and political science from The College Of Wooster. She also has a minor in Latin American studies.

Claire O'Malley's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Lessons From The Forrester Wave™: Information Security Consulting Services, Q3 2017

    Rising Client Expectations Pose A Major Challenge For Many Firms

    March 13, 2018 Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley

    Cybersecurity has board-level visibility and standing, which means engagements with information security consulting firms have never been as important as they are today. Missteps can lead to disaster, with regulatory, customer, and legal implications for the company, not to mention potential professional consequences for security leaders. In this report, we delve into the lessons learned from unproductive security consulting engagements and explore the characteristics of those that work.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Rise Of The Cybersecurity And Privacy Lobby

    Take The Lead On These Five Policy Issues That Will Shape The Future Of Security

    March 12, 2018 Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley

    Cybersecurity and privacy issues currently dominate tech public policy debate. Lobbyists, politicians, and academia are shaping the legal frameworks and regulatory requirements with which CISOs must eventually comply; this means security leaders should be playing a larger role in the earliest stages of public policy development. This report identifies the five major public policy issues that security and risk leaders need to understand and provides concrete ways to influence the legislative agenda.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices: Recruiting And Retaining Women In Cybersecurity

    Address Skill Shortages With A More Inclusive Culture

    February 22, 2018 Stephanie Balaouras, Claire O'Malley

    Despite its urgent and ever-growing importance, the cybersecurity industry is projecting a staffing shortage of 1.8 million unfilled jobs globally by 2022. Meanwhile, women represent just 11% of cybersecurity professionals worldwide. If chief information security officers (CISOs) hope to address their staff and skill shortage, they will need to actively recruit, retain, and promote women. In this report, we share best practices for security leaders to create a more welcoming culture for women in cybersecurity.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q1 2018

    The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    February 15, 2018 Renee Murphy, Claire O'Malley

    In our 23-criteria evaluation of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) platforms, we identified the 14 most significant ones — ACL, Enablon, IBM, LogicManager, MetricStream, Nasdaq, NAVEX Global, Riskonnect, RSA, Rsam, SAI Global, SAP, ServiceNow, and Thomson Reuters — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps risk management professionals make the right choice.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Protect Your Executives From Cybercriminals, Fraudsters, And Themselves

    Key Steps To Shield Business Leaders From Cyberattacks, Social Engineering, And Virtual Imposters

    February 6, 2018 Stephanie Balaouras, Claire O'Malley, Heidi Shey

    Business executives are frequent, easy, and attractive targets for cybercriminals. In this report, we explain how cybercriminals and fraudsters target business leaders and how those executives' own activities can magnify the risk and the damage. Next, we outline best practices that security and risk (S&R) teams can use to educate and protect executives against these attacks and scams.

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