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: Get Tactical With A Dynamic GRC Road Map

    Road Map: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    November 30, 2018Nick Hayes

    GRC road maps document the practical steps needed to execute major risk and compliance initiatives. The challenge is how to plan for continued progress, knowing for certain that the risk and regulatory landscape will change along the way. This report outlines common components of a GRC road map and offers best practices to help risk professionals construct and maintain their own dynamic versions to deal with continuous change. 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: Set Risk And Compliance Accountability With Forrester's RASCI Tool

    Organization: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    November 29, 2018Nick Hayes

    This report helps risk professionals 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, and informed (RASCI) for all GRC tasks.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Build The Business Case For GRC

    Business Case: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    November 29, 2018Nick Hayes

    The business case for governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) efforts too often relies on the fear of costly events or regulatory action. This report helps GRC leaders elevate the conversation with a focus on business benefits and improved performance. It arms you with tools and a framework along with examples of the costs, benefits, risks, and flexibility gains that you can use as the pillars for your ROI analysis.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Rating Solutions, Q4 2018

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 13, 2018Nick Hayes, Trevor Lyness

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for cybersecurity risk rating solutions, we identified the nine most significant providers in the category — BitSight, FICO, iTrust, NormShield, Panorays, Prevalent, RiskRecon, SecurityScorecard, and UpGuard — 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 and risk (S&R) professionals can use this review to select the right partner for their cybersecurity risk rating solution needs.

  • 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.

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