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Jinan Budge

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Jinan leads Forrester’s security and risk research in Asia Pacific. Jinan’s research focuses on enabling the success of the chief information security officer (CISO) role; creating transformational cybersecurity strategies; and building security awareness, behavior, and culture programs at the heart of a security strategy. Jinan is a champion for diversity and inclusion in security and brings a local and global perspective and cultural lens to her research and practice.

Previous Work Experience

Jinan’s research remains pragmatic, as she recently returned to Forrester after several years as director of cyber strategy at Transport for NSW and a similar role with Qantas Airlines. Jinan has built, stood up, and delivered significant cybertransformation strategies across the public and private sectors. She is an experienced people leader and international keynote speaker, and she's passionate around her purpose in the security field.

Education

Jinan holds two bachelor’s degrees in science and commerce from the Australian National University.

Jinan Budge

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Jinan leads Forrester’s security and risk research in Asia Pacific. Jinan’s research focuses on enabling the success of the chief information security officer (CISO) role; creating transformational cybersecurity strategies; and building security awareness, behavior, and culture programs at the heart of a security strategy. Jinan is a champion for diversity and inclusion in security and brings a local and global perspective and cultural lens to her research and practice.

Previous Work Experience

Jinan’s research remains pragmatic, as she recently returned to Forrester after several years as director of cyber strategy at Transport for NSW and a similar role with Qantas Airlines. Jinan has built, stood up, and delivered significant cybertransformation strategies across the public and private sectors. She is an experienced people leader and international keynote speaker, and she's passionate around her purpose in the security field.

Education

Jinan holds two bachelor’s degrees in science and commerce from the Australian National University.

Jinan Budge's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Sell Your Zero Trust Strategy Internally

    Gain Advocacy, Support, And Budget For Your Security Vision

    June 23, 2020Jinan Budge, Chase Cunningham

    Security and risk (S&R) professionals often struggle to obtain buy-in or support from the many stakeholders who will be affected by Zero Trust (ZT) implementations. This report shows S&R leaders how to promote ZT in their organization by building a coalition and an internal marketing strategy. It also details how to lead and communicate this significant business and technology change with ethics, integrity, and business focus.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Bust The Zero Trust Myths

    Prioritize Zero Trust Concerns, Because Your Stakeholders Can Make Or Break Your Strategy

    June 22, 2020Jinan Budge, Chase Cunningham

    Zero Trust (ZT) is prone to misconceptions. IT and business leaders often think that ZT is too hard, too expensive, and requires them to restructure everything they've built or deploy next-generation firewalls everywhere. Because "trust everything" is easier to grasp than the Zero Trust principle of "Never trust, always verify," ZT myths abound. Security and risk (S&R) leaders should read this report to understand the concerns of their stakeholders and learn how to bust these myths so they can successfully fulfill their Zero Trust aspirations.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Center Your COVID-19 Business Recovery Planning Around Employee Understanding

    Build Empathy And Trust To Effectively Address Employee Concerns And Challenges

    June 17, 2020 Michael Barnes, Zhi-Ying Barry, Riccardo Pasto, Jinan Budge, Sam Higgins

    With COVID-19 restrictions easing, organizations are accelerating plans to reopen facilities and reengage customers physically as well as virtually. While Australians are more confident of their safety both inside and outside of the workplace, they still have major concerns. Organizations must factor these concerns into their current and post-pandemic strategy plans, including when and how to bring employees back to work. CIOs and other execs can use this report to understand the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on employees and factor this into business recovery strategies.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Returning To Work: How To Avoid The 15 Most Critical Risks

    The Legal, Regulatory, And Operational Risks Of Pandemic Recovery Everyone Needs To Know

    June 10, 2020 Heidi Shey, Enza Iannopollo, Jinan Budge, Sam Higgins, Abhijit Sunil, Stephanie Balaouras

    As enterprises plan to reopen office buildings, plants, and other facilities, they will have to develop detailed pandemic management protocols (PMPs) before they can safely ask employees, customers, and others to return. Failure to protect individuals can result in regulatory action and civil lawsuits, but even well-meaning efforts can lead to privacy violations, charges of discrimination, and other brand-damaging headlines. In this report, we identify the 15 most critical risks for S&R pros to avoid or mitigate as you develop your pandemic recovery plans.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Fix Toxic Security Culture Before It Kills Your Innovation

    How To Deal With A Toxic Security Team Culture

    June 4, 2020Jinan Budge

    Security teams must stay focused to serve their primary purpose of protecting customers and employees from malicious attackers. However, because of the pressure and stress that security pros face, toxic culture abounds. To keep security pros motivated and creative, CISOs must acknowledge and address the sources of toxic culture. Use this report to understand the primary sources of toxic culture and how to fix them.

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