Stephanie Balaouras

Vice President, Research Director serving Security & Risk PROFESSIONALS

Stephanie serves Security & Risk Professionals. She leads a team of analysts who provide research and advisory services on topics like IT security frameworks; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); identity and access management (IAM); application security; data security; and IT infrastructure security. She also provides Forrester's coverage of specific risk topics including business continuity, IT continuity/disaster recovery, and backup and recovery.

Previous Work Experience

Stephanie has more than 12 years of experience in BC/DR, backup and recovery, and information storage industries. Prior to joining the Security & Risk team, Stephanie was a principal analyst on Forrester's Infrastructure & Operations team, where she was instrumental in the development of Forrester's research and offerings in continuity, availability, and information storage and protection.

Prior to joining Forrester, Stephanie was a senior analyst with Yankee Group, where she provided insight on technology trends to key system, storage, and information protection vendors and consultative advice on strategic and tactical initiatives. Before Yankee Group, Stephanie worked at EMC, first as a technical architect and then as a senior education and productivity consultant. As a technical architect, she articulated EMC's value to partners and customers and designed solutions to meet customer and new market opportunities. As an education and productivity consultant, she managed and supported complex technical training programs for business and practice managers in EMC's Technology Solutions Group. Prior to EMC, Stephanie worked at Accenture as a consultant, focusing on the implementation of business applications (SAP, PeopleSoft) for global businesses.

Education

Stephanie holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance and investments from Babson College.

 

Stephanie Balaouras's Research

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Protect Your Intellectual Property And Customer Data From Theft And Abuse

    Data is the lifeblood of today's digital businesses, and sophisticated cybercriminals are determined to steal it. Forrester's data security and privacy playbook shows S&R pros how to navigate th...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Assess Your Network Security Architecture With Forrester's Zero Trust Maturity Model

    As the number of breached records continues to climb, more than ever, security and risk (S&R) pros need to take steps to overhaul their business' traditional infrastructure and invest in Zero Tr...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Zero Trust Security Metrics That Matter To The Business

    Forrester's Zero Trust (ZT) Model of information security demands that security teams eliminate the dangerous trust assumptions underpinning perimeter-based security architectures. When you embr...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Navigate The Future Of Mobile Security

    The speed at which: 1) employees have adopted mobile applications and 2) DevOps methodologies are increasing application releases has forced security and risk (S&R) pros to revamp how they appro...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Business Technology Resiliency Matters More Than Ever

    Businesses are suffering increasing downtime due to technology failure or hacking events that are damaging their precious brands. Technology makes you competitive and improves the customer exper...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Protect Your Intellectual Property And Customer Data From Theft And Abuse

    Data is the lifeblood of today's digital businesses, and sophisticated cybercriminals are determined to steal it. Forrester's data security and privacy playbook shows S&R pros how to navigate th...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Justifying The Business Case For Business Technology Resiliency

    This report outlines Forrester's guidance for a business technology resiliency (BTR) business case. This is a critical step when securing funding because management is often reluctant to fund in...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Defend Your Digital Business From Cyberattacks Using Forrester's Zero Trust Model

    In today's threat landscape, skilled, well-funded, organized cybercriminals are working to steal your data — the lifeblood of your digital business — in pursuit of economic, political, or milita...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: 2008 Trends In Backup And Data Protection

    Backup remains as problematic as ever, but there are several emerging trends in technology and functional convergence that should address some of the biggest challenges: increasing capacities, s...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: Backup Software-As-A-Service

    Backup is a struggle for both enterprises and small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). It's a complex ecosystem of backup software, networks, servers, disk arrays, and tape systems. Many firms h...

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