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Jinan Budge

Principal Analyst

Jinan leads Forrester’s security and risk research in Asia Pacific. Jinan’s research focuses on enabling the success of the chief information security officer (CISO) role; creating transformational cybersecurity strategies; and building security awareness, behavior, and culture programs at the heart of a security strategy. Jinan is a champion for diversity and inclusion in security and brings a local and global perspective and cultural lens to her research and practice.

Previous Work Experience

Jinan’s research remains pragmatic, as she recently returned to Forrester after several years as director of cyber strategy at Transport for NSW and a similar role with Qantas Airlines. Jinan has built, stood up, and delivered significant cybertransformation strategies across the public and private sectors. She is an experienced people leader and international keynote speaker, and she's passionate around her purpose in the security field.

Education

Jinan holds two bachelor’s degrees in science and commerce from the Australian National University.

Jinan leads Forrester’s security and risk research in Asia Pacific. Jinan’s research focuses on enabling the success of the chief information security officer (CISO) role; creating transformational cybersecurity strategies; and building security awareness, behavior, and culture programs at the heart of a security strategy. Jinan is a champion for diversity and inclusion in security and brings a local and global perspective and cultural lens to her research and practice.

Previous Work Experience

Jinan’s research remains pragmatic, as she recently returned to Forrester after several years as director of cyber strategy at Transport for NSW and a similar role with Qantas Airlines. Jinan has built, stood up, and delivered significant cybertransformation strategies across the public and private sectors. She is an experienced people leader and international keynote speaker, and she's passionate around her purpose in the security field.

Education

Jinan holds two bachelor’s degrees in science and commerce from the Australian National University.

Jinan Budge's Most Recent Research

Research

Forrester Infographic: APAC Security Budgets In 2021

June 11th, 2021 | Jinan Budge

Security and risk pros in APAC entered 2021 in unclear circumstances. Pandemic conditions posed challenges for long-term budget planning. Work-from-home...

1 min read
Research

Embrace Zero Trust For Australia's Essential Eight

Avoid The Compliance-As-A-Strategy Approach
June 10th, 2021 | Jinan Budge , David Holmes , Steve Turner

In this report, we show how your organization can leverage Zero Trust to comply with the Australian Essential Eight and better align your security planning...

5 min read
Research

A CISO's First 100 Days

Few Wins But Big Losses At Stake Early In Your Tenure
March 31st, 2021 | Jeff Pollard , Paul McKay , Jinan Budge

The energy and momentum created when a new leader takes the reins unlocks opportunities, but if CISOs don't handle their first 100 days well, they risk...

20 min read
Research

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
March 16th, 2021 | Enza Iannopollo , Alla Valente , Heidi Shey

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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A Practical Guide To A Zero Trust Implementation

Roadmap: The Zero Trust Security Playbook

Zero Trust is becoming the security model of choice for enterprises and governments alike. However, security leaders often don't know where to begin to...

15 min read