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: 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.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Your Guide To Cyberinsurance

    Examining The Market And Your Options For Covering Cyber Risk

    June 6, 2018 Heidi Shey, Nick Hayes

    Security pros now have access to a robust, necessary, but still nebulous cyberinsurance market. Before you select a policy, you'll have to determine your company's cybervalue at risk and what kind of coverage you'll need. At that point, you may choose from a variety of brokers, captives, carriers, and reinsurers. This report helps you sift through the noise to obtain the right cyberinsurance for your needs.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Risk And Compliance Management, Q2 2018

    14 Technologies Underpin Risk And Compliance Efforts

    May 1, 2018Nick Hayes

    Companies today face unprecedented risk velocity and volatility. Digital disruption, cyberattacks, vulnerable third parties, and geopolitical instability — this is just a sampling of issues that risk professionals must manage, showcasing how vital they've become to corporate success. But to keep up, risk pros need better technologies, and there are many worth considering. This Forrester Tech Tide™ analyzes the maturity and business value of 14 technologies to manage risk and compliance (R&C). Risk pros should use this report to shape their firm's investment and adoption strategy.

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