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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 CIO Professionals

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

    Intermediate Level: People Practices For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    September 25, 2018Nick 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.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Zero Trust Outside The Wire: Combatting Cyber Influence And Espionage Threats

    Computational Propaganda, Fake News, And Viral Videos Represent A New Type Of Business Attack With Devastating Consequences

    September 25, 2018 Chase Cunningham, Nick Hayes, Jeff Pollard

    Direct cyberattacks that take a bank offline or steal millions of customer records are alarming, but there's an even larger, more dangerous specter of attacks security leaders are unprepared to combat: From AI-powered cyber influence campaigns to the viral spread of highly convincing fake videos, adversaries launch, control, and orchestrate attacks from outside of your secured operations — as the military calls it, "outside the wire." Security leaders must help the business protect its most valuable asset — its brand — by extending Zero Trust concepts "outside the wire."

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester New Wave™: Digital Risk Protection, Q3 2018

    The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    July 17, 2018Nick Hayes

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for digital risk protection (DRP), we identified the 14 most significant providers in the category — Axur, Blueliv, CTM360, CyberInt, Cyxtera, Digital Shadows, IntSights, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, Proofpoint, Recorded Future, RiskIQ, Social SafeGuard, Sweepatic, and ZeroFOX — and evaluated them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor scored against 10 criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Security pros can use this review to select the right partner for their DRP needs.

  • 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, 2018Nick 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: New Tech: Digital Risk Protection, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 21 DRP Solutions

    June 8, 2018Nick Hayes

    The digital risk protection (DRP) market is taking off. New vendors, major venture capital (VC) funding, and fast-paced growth all reflect swelling demand. Through persistent monitoring and facilitated remediation, these solutions allow security and risk (S&R) professionals to maintain better visibility of their sprawling digital footprints and mitigate related risk. This report showcases the emerging class of DRP solutions, product strengths, and vendor maturity to guide your technology decisions.

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