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

    The Best Firms Are Helping CISOs Secure Digital Transformation

    September 28, 2017 Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley

    In our 26 criteria evaluation of information security consulting services providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Accenture, Atos, BAE Systems, Deloitte, DXC Technology, EY, IBM, KPMG, Leidos, Optiv, Protiviti, PwC, SecureWorks, Verizon, and Wipro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up, to help security and risk professionals make the right choice.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Assess Your Exposure To Geopolitical Cyber Risk

    How To Identify The Impacts Of Geopolitical Dynamics Across Your Organization

    July 26, 2017Claire O'Malley, Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship

    Geopolitical tensions around the world are spawning nearly constant cyberattacks on unprepared private sector firms. These cyberattacks result in millions of dollars in lost customer trust, as well as physical, virtual, and reputational damages. In this report, we introduce a way for CISOs to identify characteristics of their firm that might expose it to cybersecurity risks stemming from geopolitical dynamics.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices For Minimizing Business Travel Risk

    Detailed Guides For Preventing Cybertheft, Espionage, And Physical Harm

    April 24, 2017 Heidi Shey, Merritt Maxim, Claire O'Malley

    Determined adversaries will stop at nothing to infiltrate your firm for its sensitive data, and employees who travel for business or take their devices on the road often become a vulnerability that cybercriminals can easily exploit. Cybercriminals' attempts to gain access to sensitive data may even result in physical safety risks to business travelers. This report outlines technical and operational best practices for security and risk (S&R) pros to use for protecting themselves, their employees, and their enterprise before, during, and after business trips. Forrester updates this report regularly to ensure accuracy and relevance.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Lessons From The Forrester Wave™: MSSPs, North America, Q3 2016

    The Characteristics Of Successful And Unsuccessful MSSP Engagements

    February 28, 2017 Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley

    Despite the relative maturity of the managed security services provider (MSSP) market, customers and vendors far too often fail to sync up as true, successful partners. This report delves into the lessons learned from these less-than-successful engagements and explores common characteristics of the best MSSP relationships. The result is a clear set of tactics to help security leaders maximize their MSSP success.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: How To Become A Superstar Security Leader

    Vision: The S&R Practice Playbook

    February 13, 2017 Christopher McClean, Claire O'Malley

    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. This report looks at the biggest changes in firms' expectations of their chief information security officers (CISOs) and provides specific examples of how top information security professionals rise to those occasions.

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