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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 CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Top Trends And Emerging Technologies, Q3 2020

    September 22, 2020 Brian Hopkins, Julie Ask, Dave Bartoletti, J. P. Gownder, Mike Gualtieri, Jeffrey Hammond, Enza Iannopollo, David Johnson, Craig Le Clair, Renee Murphy

    The pandemic has elevated digital acceleration to the forefront of business leaders' minds. It has also drawn technology management leaders into the spotlight. CIOs must recognize, however, that the strategies that worked in the 2010s will falter in the 2020s. Read this report to understand how this decade will be different and how to get ahead of trends by innovating with the most important emerging technologies.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Establish Your Cybersecurity And Privacy Oversight Foundation

    Beginner Level: Oversight For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    September 22, 2020 Paul McKay, Renee Murphy, Enza Iannopollo

    CIOs and technology leaders just starting to build formal cybersecurity and privacy oversight controls 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 address the challenges of the beginning phase of cybersecurity and privacy oversight.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Elevate Cybersecurity And Privacy Oversight

    Intermediate Level: Oversight For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    September 22, 2020 Paul McKay, Renee Murphy, Enza Iannopollo

    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 effectively address the challenges of this intermediate phase.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Optimize Cybersecurity And Privacy Oversight

    Advanced Level: Oversight For Cybersecurity And Privacy

    September 22, 2020Renee Murphy, Enza Iannopollo, Paul McKay

    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 Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Video: Mitigate Process Weaponization Risk To Protect Your Customers

    Get Rid Of Misleading Or Confusing Data To Prevent Your Processes From Misbehaving

    August 21, 2020Renee Murphy

    Your processes rely on data. However, this data may be misleading or confusing, which will lead to either your firm or your customers taking incorrect actions. To prevent your customer or employee processes from being weaponized against the brand, risk pros must create a holistic program that includes marketing pros to detail and mitigate this risk.

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