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: Choose The Right Technologies To Support Your GRC Program

    Tools And Technology: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    August 13, 2018 Renee Murphy, Claire O'Malley

    There comes a point in any GRC program when the massively complex efforts involved become too cumbersome to manage in separate systems and manual processes. Even if it were possible, there would be no headroom to generate any real business value. This report outlines the tools and technologies available to help risk management professionals efficiently manage the array of data points and processes required to meet their organization's risk and compliance needs — and provide business benefits along the way. 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: Key Security And Risk Insights From Clients' Top Questions

    Advanced Cybersecurity Techniques And Identity Access Management Are Critical Challenges

    July 17, 2018 Heidi Shey, Claire O'Malley

    Forrester's security and risk (S&R) research team fields thousands of inquiries from clients every year. In this report, we're sharing our conclusions from an analysis of more than 3,000 inquiries so that security leaders can learn which areas are most critical for their peers.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Protect Your Extended Ecosystem With Third-Party Cyber-Risk Scoring

    Continually Quantify The Cyber Risk Of Your Third Parties For Actionable Insights

    July 3, 2018 Nick Hayes, Claire O'Malley, Renee Murphy

    Managing the cybersecurity postures of your third parties is a crucial aspect of risk management. Third-party cyber-risk-scoring solutions are helping S&R pros identify, measure, and mitigate the cyber risks across their third-party ecosystem. In this report, we review the three types of solutions and how they can help prevent your organization from becoming the next publicized third-party breach.

  • 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.

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