Nick   Hayes

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: 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.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Assess Your GRC Program With Forrester's GRC Maturity Model

    Assessment: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    October 24, 2017 Renee Murphy, Nick Hayes

    The Forrester GRC Maturity Model helps risk management professionals objectively assess their GRC efforts to identify areas of weakness as well as centers of excellence, then outline a strategy to make appropriate improvements. The model consists of 14 functions and 59 components within the domains of oversight, technology, process, and people, each with detailed assessment criteria to provide a consistent and objective method of evaluation. 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: Vendor Landscape: Third-Party Risk Intelligence

    Products Vie To Augment Your Survey-Based Program

    October 20, 2017 Claire O'Malley, Nick Hayes

    Increasing business reliance on third-party ecosystems, coupled with worsening market volatility and threats, is forcing risk professionals to manage third-party risk at a new level. Point-in-time risk assessments no longer provide enough timely, relevant data to support effective risk management efforts. In response, third-party risk intelligence (TPRI) solutions enrich internal assessment data with external information and analysis. This vendor landscape examines the market for TPRI solutions.

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