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Nick Hayes

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Nick’s research focuses on the intersection of security, risk, and reputation in today’s digital world. He helps Security & Risk Professionals improve the way they monitor digital channels to safeguard brand assets and mitigate risks, such as impersonations, account takeovers, data leakage, social engineering, and other issues that compromise the business. Nick also specializes in social media security and compliance, as well as risk analytics, cyberinsurance, and the human elements of cybersecurity.

Nick’s research and commentary has been cited in major media outlets, including CFO Magazine, CNBC, DarkReading, Financial Times, SC Magazine, and VentureBeat. He’s also a frequent speaker at leading industry and technology conferences.

 

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his role as an analyst, Nick spent four years supporting the security and risk team and researching GRC, social media, security, and related organizational themes.

Education

Nick has a B.A. in government and international politics from Wesleyan University.

Nick Hayes

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Nick’s research focuses on the intersection of security, risk, and reputation in today’s digital world. He helps Security & Risk Professionals improve the way they monitor digital channels to safeguard brand assets and mitigate risks, such as impersonations, account takeovers, data leakage, social engineering, and other issues that compromise the business. Nick also specializes in social media security and compliance, as well as risk analytics, cyberinsurance, and the human elements of cybersecurity.

Nick’s research and commentary has been cited in major media outlets, including CFO Magazine, CNBC, DarkReading, Financial Times, SC Magazine, and VentureBeat. He’s also a frequent speaker at leading industry and technology conferences.

 

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his role as an analyst, Nick spent four years supporting the security and risk team and researching GRC, social media, security, and related organizational themes.

Education

Nick has a B.A. in government and international politics from Wesleyan University.

Nick Hayes's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Recommendations For Your Security Program, 2018

    As Security's Purview Increases, Prioritize Helping Your Customer

    March 23, 2018 Amy DeMartine, Merritt Maxim, Heidi Shey, Nick Hayes, Jeff Pollard, Enza Iannopollo, Andras Cser

    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: Cultivate Culture For Sustained GRC Performance

    Continuous Improvement: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    March 15, 2018Nick Hayes

    A corporate culture with strong values is integral to governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs — and therefore to the entire company. This report explains how significantly culture affects risk and compliance efforts; it also highlights five best practices to help risk and compliance pros encourage employees' ethical behavior, strengthen GRC programs, and enhance corporate performance. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Harden Your Human Firewall

    Continuous Improvement: The S&R Practice Playbook

    February 2, 2018Nick Hayes, Claire O'Malley

    Human mistakes can render even the most sophisticated technical security controls useless. However, you can reduce the inherent vulnerability of your workforce and even turn staff into a strong security asset. This requires more than just training and awareness; your focus should be effecting behavioral change. In this report, we share lessons from CISOs, training firms, and communications experts to describe an approach to reducing security risks with your firm's employees.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Designate Clear Lines Of Risk And Compliance Accountability With Forrester's RASCI Tool

    Organization: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    December 8, 2017Nick Hayes

    Without clearly defined GRC responsibilities, stakeholder involvement flounders, risks go unnoticed and untreated, and company exposure to large fines and devastating crises grows. This report helps risk pros build and maintain an effective GRC stakeholder plan, outlining the major tasks and expectations for key leaders you will hold accountable for the success or failure of their GRC duties. We also provide an interactive tool that you can use to document who will be responsible, accountable, supportive, consulted, or informed (RASCI) for all GRC tasks. This document is updated annually as part of Forrester's governance, risk, and compliance playbook.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Assess Your Digital Risk Protection Maturity

    Use Forrester's Assessment To Structure How You Monitor And Mitigate Digital Risks That Expose Your Brand, Business, And People

    November 3, 2017Nick Hayes

    How well do you protect your external digital assets and thwart malicious lookalikes and activity? Most companies underestimate their digital risk exposure and lack monitoring and mitigation capabilities. Forrester's Digital Risk Protection Maturity Assessment aims to rectify that, outlining the 16 essential functions of a digital risk protection (DRP) program to tackle everything from preventing takeovers to performing takedowns. Security pros, use this report and the accompanying assessment tool to review current efforts, identify gaps, and prioritize improvements.

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