Paul   McKay

Paul McKay

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Paul is a senior analyst on the security and risk team. He works with organizations to help them shape and deliver their cybersecurity strategies to support the delivery of their core business vision. Paul’s research coverage includes cybersecurity, Europe-specific regulation for cybersecurity, CISO role-specific research, and the European vendor market landscape focused on managed security service providers and consultancies.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining the security and risk team, Paul worked in the consulting industry providing cybersecurity advisory services to clients in all industries in the UK and Europe.

Paul was awarded the 2018 Institute of Industry Analyst Relations Newcomer of the Year Award.

Education

Paul holds an MSc in software and systems security from the University of Oxford and a BSc in computer science and mathematics from the University of St Andrews. Paul has been admitted as a Fellow of the British Computer Society and is a registered European and Chartered Engineer through FEANI and the Engineering Council UK.

Paul McKay

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Paul is a senior analyst on the security and risk team. He works with organizations to help them shape and deliver their cybersecurity strategies to support the delivery of their core business vision. Paul’s research coverage includes cybersecurity, Europe-specific regulation for cybersecurity, CISO role-specific research, and the European vendor market landscape focused on managed security service providers and consultancies.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining the security and risk team, Paul worked in the consulting industry providing cybersecurity advisory services to clients in all industries in the UK and Europe.

Paul was awarded the 2018 Institute of Industry Analyst Relations Newcomer of the Year Award.

Education

Paul holds an MSc in software and systems security from the University of Oxford and a BSc in computer science and mathematics from the University of St Andrews. Paul has been admitted as a Fellow of the British Computer Society and is a registered European and Chartered Engineer through FEANI and the Engineering Council UK.

Paul McKay's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Build Your Security Organization

    Organization: The S&R Practice Playbook

    January 31, 2019 Jeff Pollard, Paul McKay

    CISOs are constantly evaluating the structure and make-up of their organization to make sure it aligns with business and risk management needs. This report examines key organizational challenges for security leaders, explains a practical approach for establishing roles and responsibilities, and discusses two common models of security structure to use as a starting point.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Optimize Cybersecurity And Privacy Oversight

    Advanced Level: Oversight For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    January 25, 2019 Renee Murphy, Nick Hayes, Paul McKay, Christopher McClean

    Firms with advanced-level oversight for cybersecurity and privacy are rare, but despite their strong efforts, they can't become complacent. Regulatory requirements, threats, business models, and technologies are all changing so fast that even the best programs have to be diligent to stay ahead. This report — the third of three in the oversight competency of the cybersecurity and privacy playbook — helps CIOs meet the continued challenges of advanced oversight programs.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Elevate Cybersecurity And Privacy Oversight

    Intermediate Level: Oversight For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    January 25, 2019Paul McKay, Renee Murphy, Nick Hayes, Christopher McClean

    Firms with intermediate cybersecurity and privacy oversight have a solid foundation and are seeking to extend their influence in the organization. By strengthening strategy, governance, adherence to requirements, and risk management practices, CIOs can incorporate other critical business functions to make sure cybersecurity and privacy efforts drive success. This report — the second of three in the oversight competency of the cybersecurity and privacy playbook — helps CIOs meet the challenges of this intermediate phase.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Establish Your Cybersecurity And Privacy Oversight Foundation

    Beginner Level: Oversight For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    January 25, 2019Paul McKay, Renee Murphy, Nick Hayes, Christopher McClean

    CIOs and technology leaders just starting to build their cybersecurity and privacy oversight will struggle to keep up with the speed and scope the business expects from their program. In this situation, process standardization and formal decision structures will lay the foundation for a sound oversight model that addresses business need. This report — the first of three in the oversight competency of the cybersecurity and privacy playbook — helps CIOs meet the challenges of this beginning phase of oversight.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Partner With European Security Startups To Protect Your Business

    How To Capitalize On The Market's Best New Innovations

    December 28, 2018Paul McKay

    In addition to more-traditional venture funding, investors and governments across Europe have spent big to set up security incubators and accelerators, and their efforts have resulted in some true gems. This report looks at the ecosystem of cybersecurity innovation among startups across Europe, investigating the trends most relevant to chief information security officers (CISOs) and providing recommendations on how best to work with such firms to secure their enterprises.

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