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: Choose The Right Technologies To Support Your GRC Program

    Tools And Technology: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    August 13, 2018Renee Murphy, Claire O'Malley

    There comes a point in any GRC program when the massively complex efforts involved become too cumbersome to manage in separate systems and manual processes. Even if it were possible, there would be no headroom to generate any real business value. This report outlines the tools and technologies available to help risk management professionals efficiently manage the array of data points and processes required to meet their organization's risk and compliance needs — and provide business benefits along the way. 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 20, 2018Renee Murphy

    Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) are far too often functions of emergency response. To get your team and key stakeholders onboard 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: Protect Your Extended Ecosystem With Third-Party Cyber-Risk Scoring

    Continually Quantify The Cyber Risk Of Your Third Parties For Actionable Insights

    July 3, 2018 Nick Hayes, Claire O'Malley, Renee Murphy

    Managing the cybersecurity postures of your third parties is a crucial aspect of risk management. Third-party cyber-risk-scoring solutions are helping S&R pros identify, measure, and mitigate the cyber risks across their third-party ecosystem. In this report, we review the three types of solutions and how they can help prevent your organization from becoming the next publicized third-party breach.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q1 2018

    The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    February 15, 2018Renee Murphy, Claire O'Malley

    In our 23-criteria evaluation of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) platforms, we identified the 14 most significant ones — ACL, Enablon, IBM, LogicManager, MetricStream, Nasdaq, NAVEX Global, Riskonnect, RSA, Rsam, SAI Global, SAP, ServiceNow, and Thomson Reuters — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps risk management professionals make the right choice.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Reset Technology Governance To Drive Value

    Beginner Level: Tech Governance Practices For IT Transformation

    January 11, 2018 Bobby Cameron, Renee Murphy

    To help their firms compete in the age of the customer, tech leaders engaging in IT transformation must develop a solid foundation for tech governance — the policies, frameworks, and processes that facilitate funding and resource allocation, risk management, and measurement of progress. Tech governance plays a critical yet often overlooked role in maximizing the business value that technology delivers. This report examines the actions required of tech leaders to lay the foundations for effective tech governance.

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