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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 B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Bridge The Divide Between Social Marketing And Compliance

    Social Marketing Best Practices From Financial Services, Healthcare, And Pharmaceuticals For All Marketers

    June 22, 2017 Erna Alfred Liousas, Nick Hayes

    Adding social to your overall marketing strategy is no easy task for any company. B2C marketers in heavily regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals face even greater hurdles shaped by these industries' intense legal and compliance scrutiny. We profile three regulated brands whose successful social programs feature valuable tactics applicable to all industries. Read this report to learn how proactive preparation and collaboration counter compliance-based roadblocks to your social programs.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Top Security Technology Trends To Watch, 2017

    Tools And Technology: The S&R Practice Playbook

    April 26, 2017 Merritt Maxim, Jeff Pollard, Amy DeMartine, Nick Hayes, Joseph Blankenship, Josh Zelonis, Andras Cser

    Each year, analysts from across Forrester's security and risk (S&R) research team draw insight from hundreds of client questions, vendor briefings, and consultations; the 40-plus research projects we complete each quarter; and perspectives from key industry events such as the RSA Conference to answer two of our clients' most frequent questions: 1) "What security innovations are emerging?" and 2) "What disruptive technologies should I pilot?" This report cuts through hype and helps you assess the most important developments in the next 12 months.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Cultivate Culture For Sustained GRC Performance

    Continuous Improvement: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    April 12, 2017Nick 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 ethical employee behavior, strengthen GRC programs, and enhance corporate performance.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Anti-Money-Laundering Solutions, 2017

    Digital Innovation And Stricter Regulations Reinvigorate The AML Market

    March 29, 2017 Andras Cser, Nick Hayes

    Due to recent global terrorist attacks; corporate corruption; and worsening illicit markets such as drugs, guns, and human trafficking; governments realize the importance of countering criminal and extremist financing. Although anti-money-laundering (AML) regulations have become much stricter, new digital payment options such as peer-to-peer payments, digital wallet, and virtual currencies have made compliance incredibly difficult. This report uncovers the vendor landscape of AML solution providers for transaction monitoring and watchlist management for S&R professionals.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Combat GRC Skeptics With A Dynamic Road Map

    Road Map: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    March 8, 2017Nick Hayes

    Lofty GRC visions and strategies falter without prescriptive plans that illustrate how you will reach higher GRC maturity and why such efforts are important for your organization. To help foster buy-in and participation, effective road maps balance GRC aspirations with practical business considerations and tangible milestones. This report helps risk professionals build a dynamic GRC road map that prioritizes initiatives based on multiple internal and external factors and uses tools to track ongoing performance and success.

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