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Renee Murphy

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Renee is a principal analyst at Forrester serving Security & Risk Professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), with a special focus on audit, controls management, information security, and risk management. In this role, she helps Forrester clients strengthen their risk and compliance environments based on her extensive audit experience and technology expertise. Renee is also a frequent speaker at vendor events and industry conferences on subjects such as security and risk best practices and guidance on the implementation of Control Objectives for Information Technology (COBIT).

Previous Work Experience

Renee's previous work experience includes internal and external auditing, security consulting, data center management, network engineering, and compliance program implementations. Her work has spanned financial services, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, entertainment, retail, high-tech, and service industries.

Education

Renee attended The Pennsylvania State University's College of Fine Arts, and she is a member of ISACA, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).

Renee Murphy

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Renee is a principal analyst at Forrester serving Security & Risk Professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), with a special focus on audit, controls management, information security, and risk management. In this role, she helps Forrester clients strengthen their risk and compliance environments based on her extensive audit experience and technology expertise. Renee is also a frequent speaker at vendor events and industry conferences on subjects such as security and risk best practices and guidance on the implementation of Control Objectives for Information Technology (COBIT).

Previous Work Experience

Renee's previous work experience includes internal and external auditing, security consulting, data center management, network engineering, and compliance program implementations. Her work has spanned financial services, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, entertainment, retail, high-tech, and service industries.

Education

Renee attended The Pennsylvania State University's College of Fine Arts, and she is a member of ISACA, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).

Renee Murphy's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Extend Compliance And Risk Management To What Really Matters For Your Business

    Landscape: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    October 16, 2017Renee Murphy

    Risk management professionals should concern themselves with two types of risk: those that threaten the company with losses and fines and those that threaten its long-term viability. To really improve business performance, expand the fundamentals of your GRC program to the aspects of your company that drive success with customer interactions, which will in turn drive growth and revenue for your company. 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: Measure GRC Performance To Show Processes And Data Reliability

    Performance Management: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    July 27, 2017Renee Murphy

    The more complex a program is, the more difficult it is to maintain it, and the faster and more devastating its breakdown can be. Strong performance management is a way for risk management professionals to monitor their GRC program for continual improvement, alignment to business goals, and strategic value to the organization. This report explains how to continuously manage the performance of your GRC program to help you protect your critical risk and compliance functions from decay. 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: Build A Governance, Risk, And Compliance Strategy Worthy Of Business Consideration

    Strategic Plan: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    July 11, 2017Renee Murphy

    Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) are far too often functions of emergency response. To get your team and key stakeholders on board and to show that all your efforts are helping your business perform better, you need a well-defined, documented, and widely visible GRC strategy. This report outlines the challenges you face without a strategy, best-practice examples of companies that have successfully built one, and a checklist of elements necessary for your strategy to stand up to scrutiny at all levels of the business. 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: Assess Your Data Privacy Practices With The Forrester Privacy And GDPR Maturity Model

    Assessment: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    April 21, 2017 Enza Iannopollo, Renee Murphy, Fatemeh Khatibloo

    Protecting customers' privacy is a priority for firms around the world. But data privacy standards differ widely from one country to the next — in fact, there are over 100 variations globally. Security and privacy professionals must protect customers' personal data following laws and expectations without paralyzing the business with over-segmentation and lockdown of company systems. The Forrester Privacy And GDPR Maturity Model helps firms assess the effectiveness of their privacy practices and prioritize initiatives that ready them for GDPR compliance. 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: GRC Vision 2017-2022: Customer Demands Escalate As Regulators Falter

    Vision: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    February 2, 2017 Christopher McClean, Nick Hayes, Renee Murphy, Claire O'Malley

    In reaction to sweeping regulations and massive corporate failures, governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) efforts have evolved slowly over the past 15 years. However, in the next five years, unprecedented changes in business and technology will demand much more sophisticated, strategic, and proactive GRC capabilities. This report dissects the risk and compliance implications of today's and tomorrow's biggest trends, with practical advice to help risk management pros build a program to usher their firms more safely to success.

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