Nick Hayes

Analyst serving Security & Risk PROFESSIONALS

Nick's research is dedicated to helping risk professionals and other business leaders understand and manage customer-facing risks in order to build more resilient brands. He has extensive knowledge of the security, privacy, archiving, and other compliance challenges of social media, as well as the technical controls used to address them. He also specializes in the tools that monitor and analyze social data to improve oversight and mitigation tactics of myriad reputational, third-party, security, and operational risks.

Nick advises clients on a range of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) topics, including corporate culture, training and awareness, and corporate social responsibility. He presents at leading industry and technology conferences, and he works with organizations of all sizes across all major industries.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his current role as an analyst, Nick spent four years supporting the Security & Risk management team and researching GRC, social media, and related organizational themes.


Nick has a B.A. in government and international politics from Wesleyan University.

Nick Hayes's Research

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Four Ways Cybercriminals Exploit Social Media

    Sophisticated social engineering, efficient data reconnaissance, software exploits, targeted spearphishing, account takeovers, spam — this is just a small sample of how cybercriminals and other ...

    • Downloads: 145
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Brand Resilience: Addressing The Critical Risks

    In recent years, risk professionals' struggles with reputational risk have come front and center, with countless major brands suffering disastrous impacts to their reputations. Executives typica...

    • Downloads: 52
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: Security User Behavior Analytics (SUBA), 2016

    Security and risk (S&R) leaders are struggling to prevent data breaches, threats from malicious insiders, and fraud. Solutions for security user behavior analytics (SUBA) aim to provide S&R pros...

    • Downloads: 216
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Build Digital Risk Insight

    While sales, marketing, and other business functions have advanced tools and techniques to make the most of data across digital channels (including social, mobile, and web), risk functions have ...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Benchmark The Performance Of Your GRC Program

    All companies have capabilities to comply with regulations and manage risks in order to meet objectives, but as their global footprint gets larger and more complex, they need more mature governa...

    • Downloads: 533
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