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 CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Build A Strong Process Foundation For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    Beginner Level: Process For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    January 10, 2019Nick Hayes, Claire O'Malley

    To ensure long-term success in cybersecurity and privacy, CIOs and technology leaders must establish repeatable and clearly defined processes for critical areas ranging from internal data security to privacy by design. This report — the first of three in the process competency of the cybersecurity and privacy playbook — helps CIOs meet the challenges of the beginner phase.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Antiphishing Solutions, Q1 2019

    Processes: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    January 8, 2019 Joseph Blankenship, Nick Hayes, Claire O'Malley

    You can use antiphishing solutions to detect and block malicious emails, protect against impersonation attacks, and educate employees with training and phishing simulations. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Security and risk (S&R) professionals should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from an antiphishing solution provider and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Maintain Your Security Edge

    Continuous Improvement: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    December 6, 2018 Heidi Shey, Jeff Pollard, Claire O'Malley

    New security objectives and approaches call for shifts in architecture and operations — but more importantly, for security leaders to reassess their investments in their most valuable asset: employees. Complacency, a widening gap between skills and talent, a lack of diversity, and a focus on technologies over people are threats to the business. In an environment of competitive hiring and fast-evolving threats, security leaders must invest in professional development and growth for themselves and their staffs. 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: Predictions 2019: Cybersecurity

    The US-China Trade War Will Revive Corporate Espionage Attacks Around The World

    November 5, 2018 Amy DeMartine, Jeff Pollard, Heidi Shey, Claire O'Malley, Salvatore Schiano, Merritt Maxim, Renee Murphy

    The race to improve customer engagement compels companies to collect volumes of personal data, and this puts enormous pressure on security teams to protect customers from fraud, privacy abuses, and other breaches of trust. Unfortunately, the combination of data hoarding, consolidated data stores, and interconnectedness makes it easy for attackers to steal valuable data. In the next 12 months, attackers will target specific industries and use automation to enhance their effectiveness. This report guides security and risk (S&R) pros through five predictions for 2019.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Instill A Security Culture By Elevating Communication

    Continuous Improvement: The S&R Practice Playbook

    October 19, 2018 Jinan Budge, Claire O'Malley

    Traditional approaches to security communication are limited to perfunctory one-off training sessions that fail to take customers, regulators, and other external stakeholders into account and typically result in little long-term behavioral change. This report lays out a four-step plan that CISOs should follow to capture the hearts and minds of all of their constituents. It provides best practices for creating a culture where senior executives, users, the technology organization, and customers understand security and see it as an intrinsic part of their daily responsibilities. This is an update to a previously published report; Forrester has reviewed and updated it to ensure relevance and accuracy.

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