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 (BC), IT continuity/disaster recovery (DR), 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 and risk team, Stephanie was a principal analyst on Forrester's infrastructure and 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.

 

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  • Stephanie Balaouras
  • Information Management
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Transform Your Security Architecture And Operations For The Zero Trust Ecosystem

    Landscape: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    Forrester's Zero Trust Model of information security banishes the old security motto of "trust but verify" and replaces it with a new motto: "Verify but never trust." When you're trying to protect...

    • Downloads: 829
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Symantec Splits In Two

    Splitting Is Symantec's Best Opportunity To Refocus, Innovate, And Compete

    On October 9, 2014, Symantec announced that it will separate into two independent, publicly traded companies. Recently appointed CEO, Michael Brown, will stay on as CEO of Symantec, which will market...

    • Downloads: 133
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Secure And Protect Mobile Moments

    Executive Overview: The Mobile Security Playbook

    The mobile mind shift is an expectation that an individual can get what she wants in her immediate context and moments of need. The shift is a global phenomenon that is happening now, not only with...

    • Downloads: 1164
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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

    Executive Overview: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Data is the lifeblood of today's digital businesses, but for economic and even political gain, highly skilled cybercriminals and malicious insiders are determined to steal it. Meanwhile, customers...

    • Downloads: 974
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Data Security, Q2 2014

    Road Map: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    We designed this report to help security and risk (S&R) leaders develop their road map of data security technologies using Forrester's TechRadar methodology. As data volumes explode, it is becoming a...

    • Downloads: 730
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: Insights For S&R Pros From IBM's CIO Leadership Exchange

    The Time Is Now For CISOs To Move From The Back Office To The Front Office

    On March 13, 2014, IBM hosted close to 200 CIOs from North America for a two-day event in Chicago. Discussion focused on the impact that big data, cloud, and new customer engagement models such as...

    • Downloads: 109
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Industry Spotlight: US Healthcare Security Budgets, Priorities, And Challenges

    Healthcare Providers Must Move Beyond Compliance To Improve Security

    Historically, IT security teams within US healthcare providers have had much smaller budgets than counterparts in other industries. As a result, they have struggled to implement advanced security...

    • Downloads: 417
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Twelve Recommendations For Your Security Program In 2014

    Customer Trust And Digital Disruption Are Key Considerations For Your 2014 Security Strategy

    Every winter Forrester outlines 12 important recommendations for your security and risk management strategy for the coming year. These recommendations stem from our understanding of the current state...

    • Downloads: 1013
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:An S&R Pro's Guide To Security To, In, And From The Cloud

    Embrace Cloud As Part Of The Shift To Business Technology

    As organizations rapidly adopt cloud-based infrastructure, platform, and application services, cloud security continues to be a major concern. Now, security and risk professionals need to provide a...

    • Downloads: 745
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Spotlight: Security And Risk, Q1 To Q4 2012

    Forrester's security and risk (S&R) team fields hundreds of inquiries every month. We use these inquiries as a barometer to track client challenges and to gauge client interest in the various topics...

    • Downloads: 365
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Move Beyond Disaster Recovery And Prepare For Business Technology Resiliency

    This report outlines the vision of Forrester's solution for infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives planning their organization's business technology (BT) resiliency strategy — the...

    • Downloads: 930
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Include Social Technology In Your Crisis Communication Strategy

    Among risk professionals who have successfully navigated their organization through a crisis, almost all will say that they had grossly underestimated the difficulty of communicating effectively...

    • Downloads: 575
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Protecting Email With The Cloud

    How Cloud Services Can Play A Role In Message Continuity And Recovery

    Ensuring that your users can access email and keep business moving in the event of a disaster is critical, but it can be complex and costly. Traditional methods carry heavy facility, hardware,...

    • Downloads: 653
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Spotlight: Archiving, Q4 2008

    Forrester clients report that data storage is doubling every 12 to 18 months. Not only is data growth exploding, but companies also need to figure out how to retain this data for regulatory...

    • Downloads: 574
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Information Classification Must Reach Beyond Knowledge Management

    There Are Many Faces Of Information Classification

    Information and knowledge management (I&KM) professionals incorrectly assume that information classification is all about making information easier to find. This narrow vision ignores other critical...

    • Downloads: 1503