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: 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.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Maximize Business Performance With A World-Class GRC Program

    Executive Overview: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    September 28, 2018 Renee Murphy, Claire O'Malley

    Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs are essential for protecting business value and maximizing business performance. Yet too many organizations lack well-defined GRC programs or neglect funding them. Forrester's governance, risk, and compliance playbook helps risk professionals justify investments to develop mature programs that anticipate changes to the risk and regulatory landscape and protect the organization's ability to thrive in an increasingly competitive business environment.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Elevate Your Cybersecurity And Privacy People And Culture Practices With Metrics

    Intermediate Level: People Practices For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    September 25, 2018 Nick Hayes, Claire O'Malley

    Firms in the intermediate phase of the journey to cybersecurity and privacy maturity begin to measure everything. With the right metrics in areas from policy effectiveness to employee skills development, CIOs can initiate a virtuous circle of perpetual learning and refinement. This report — the second of three in the people competency of the cybersecurity and privacy playbook — helps CIOs meet the challenges of the intermediate phase.

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