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 CMO Professionals

    REPORT: New Corporate Values Require A New Kind Of Commitment

    Use Forrester's Assessment To Evaluate The Depth And Authenticity Of Commitment

    October 1, 2019 Jim Nail, Renee Murphy, Salvatore Schiano

    In response to the rise of values-based consumers, more companies are moving beyond milquetoast corporate values to embrace moral, social, or even political values. With customers paying closer attention to the authenticity of such promises, an insufficient effort brings substantial risk. This report and evaluation tool help marketing and security and risk leaders gauge and improve company commitment to these new kinds of corporate values to build customer trust and loyalty.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Assess Your Security Program With Forrester's Information Security Maturity Model

    Mature Your Information Security Program To Protect Your Brand

    September 4, 2019Renee Murphy

    CISOs often struggle to articulate the full scope of their security responsibilities, prioritize their various initiatives, develop a coherent strategy, and connect their value to the business. In response to these challenges, Forrester developed the Forrester Information Security Maturity Model so that S&R professionals can identify the gaps in their security program and portfolio, evaluate their maturity, and better manage a comprehensive security program. Forrester updates this report regularly to ensure accuracy and relevance.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Gauge Your Information Security Maturity

    Assessment: The S&R Practice Playbook

    September 4, 2019Renee Murphy

    Information security is a complex discipline, and CISOs are responsible for compiling a vast array of controls and standards to plot a road map for improvements. However, CISOs can't determine a path forward without first measuring their current information security program maturity. This report guides security and risk (S&R) pros through Forrester's information security self-assessment so you can quickly determine where your firm is on its journey and discover which core competencies you need to strengthen or develop.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Assess Your GRC Program With Forrester's GRC Maturity Model

    Create A More Agile Organization By Maturing Your GRC Program

    August 22, 2019Renee Murphy, Alla Valente

    The Forrester GRC Maturity Model helps risk management professionals objectively assess their GRC efforts to identify areas of weakness as well as centers of excellence, then outline a strategy to make appropriate improvements. The model consists of 14 functions and 59 components within the domains of oversight, technology, process, and people, each with detailed assessment criteria to provide a consistent and objective method of evaluation. 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: Gauge Your GRC Program Maturity

    Assessment: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    August 22, 2019Renee Murphy, Alla Valente

    Risk management pros must objectively assess their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) program to identify gaps and highlight strengths to successfully create a road map for improvements. This report guides risk pros through Forrester's GRC self-assessment so you can quickly measure where your firm is on its journey and discover which core competencies you need to strengthen or develop.

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