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Alla Valente

Sr Analyst

Alla is a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), third-party risk management (TPRM), and supply chain risk with a special focus on risk management frameworks such as ISO 31000, ISO 27000, and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). In this role, Alla helps Forrester clients establish strategy, adopt best practices, and select technology to manage risk, address key regulatory compliance issues, and improve business resilience. Her research also includes ethics and trust in digital transformation, RegTech, and protecting the organization’s brand.

Previous Work Experience

Alla’s 20 years of B2B marketing experience include marketing leadership and strategy, product marketing, and digital and customer marketing. Her risk management experience comes from marketing, strategy, and customer advocate roles at RapidRatings, Rsam, and BPS, where she helped launch successful software-as-a-service offerings and oversaw all aspects of brand development and rebrand, messaging, go-to-market activities, digital marketing, lead generation, and communications. In these roles, she ran key customer initiatives including communities, events, advisory boards, and value-add programs.

Education

Alla holds an BA in English from Hofstra University and has completed the Business Analytics Program at Harvard with distinction.

Alla is a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), third-party risk management (TPRM), and supply chain risk with a special focus on risk management frameworks such as ISO 31000, ISO 27000, and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). In this role, Alla helps Forrester clients establish strategy, adopt best practices, and select technology to manage risk, address key regulatory compliance issues, and improve business resilience. Her research also includes ethics and trust in digital transformation, RegTech, and protecting the organization’s brand.

Previous Work Experience

Alla’s 20 years of B2B marketing experience include marketing leadership and strategy, product marketing, and digital and customer marketing. Her risk management experience comes from marketing, strategy, and customer advocate roles at RapidRatings, Rsam, and BPS, where she helped launch successful software-as-a-service offerings and oversaw all aspects of brand development and rebrand, messaging, go-to-market activities, digital marketing, lead generation, and communications. In these roles, she ran key customer initiatives including communities, events, advisory boards, and value-add programs.

Education

Alla holds an BA in English from Hofstra University and has completed the Business Analytics Program at Harvard with distinction.

Alla Valente's Most Recent Research

Research

Business Resilience As A Competitive Advantage

Resilient firms dynamically react to a sudden event or crisis regardless of whether they had foreseen it as being a risk. These firms understand the specifics...

11 min read
Research

Now Tech: Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q2 2021

Forrester's Overview Of 22 Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platform Providers
April 2nd, 2021 | Alla Valente

You can use governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) to take on the right risks to differentiate and grow; protect your customers, business, and brand from...

6 min read
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Top Recommendations For Your Security Program, 2021

March 16th, 2021 | Sean Ryan, Jess Burn, Jeff Pollard

Following the mad scramble in 2020 to secure the remote workforce during the global pandemic, 2021 is a time for security leaders to assess their current...

11 min read
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The Opportunity, The Unknowns, And The Risks Of Vaccine Passports In The Workplace

Despite The Hype, Employers Must Make Only Modest Changes To Pandemic Protocols

With vaccine rollout occurring around the world, hopes run high of returning to a life free from COVID-19. Vaccine passports promise to quickly turn this...

18 min read
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The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Ratings Platforms, Q1 2021

The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
February 25th, 2021 | Paul McKay, Alla Valente

In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for cybersecurity risk ratings, we identified the seven most significant providers in the category — BitSight...

12 min read