Renee   Murphy

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: Widen Your Risk Taxonomy To Remove Blind Spots

    Landscape: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    February 8, 2019Renee Murphy

    The way enterprises categorize risk has important implications for how they assess, measure, and treat it. Antiquated categories of risk — such as legal, operational, financial, and strategic — may leave an organization blind to some of the biggest sources of potential loss because they don't happen to fall neatly into these groupings. This report explores the breadth of risk events that have caused the biggest recent corporate losses, introducing a new taxonomy to help risk managers make sure they don't have any such blind spots.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: GRC Vision, 2019 To 2024

    Vision: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    January 25, 2019Renee Murphy, Christopher McClean

    Risk management professionals are used to helping steer their organizations through uncertainty, and as fast as business and technology are advancing, they should be looking five years into the future to guide their current strategy. Many key trends will amplify strategic and digital risks and transform the core responsibilities of risk management. This report outlines these global business and technology trends and their long-term implications, helping risk managers better prepare for the potential impacts that will shortly ensue.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Optimize Cybersecurity And Privacy Oversight

    Advanced Level: Oversight For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    January 25, 2019Renee 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, 2019 Paul 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, 2019 Paul 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.

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