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: Harden Your Human Firewall

    Engagement And Communication Tactics That Strengthen Security Culture

    March 25, 2019 Jinan Budge, Claire O'Malley

    Building a strong security culture is no easy task. It requires strategy, vision, people, and the right attitude to change behavior and set a cultural shift in motion. This report highlights some of the best communication and engagement methods that security leaders have used to instill a culture of security among executives, business and technology leaders, employees, and customers. CISOs can use this catalog of methods to move beyond online training courses and more effectively engage the hearts and minds of their key constituents. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically to ensure continued relevance and accuracy. This version was updated to include strategies and tactics that CISOs and their teams can use to educate and train stakeholder groups.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Recommendations For Your Security Program, 2019

    Landscape: The S&R Practice Playbook

    March 25, 2019 Paul McKay, Jeff Pollard, Jinan Budge, Joseph Blankenship, Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim, Amy DeMartine, Claire O'Malley

    Each year, Forrester outlines the most important recommendations for your security strategy for the coming 12 months. We base these recommendations on thousands of client inquiries and interactions, consulting engagements, and dozens of primary research interviews with chief information security officers (CISOs), security vendors, and major security consultancies and service providers. CISOs: Leverage this report to guide your security program strategy and prioritize changes to security architecture and operations for the coming year.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Security Awareness And Training Solutions, Q1 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 20 Security Awareness And Training Solution Providers

    January 23, 2019 Jinan Budge, Claire O'Malley

    You can use security awareness and training solutions to build the ever-important human firewall, prepare your workforce for recognizing and responding to phishing attacks, and rebrand security as a business enabler. 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. CISOs should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from a user awareness and training provider and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • 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.

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