Alla Valente

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How To Avoid The Ill-Fated Quest To “Fix” Global Supply Chains

Alla Valente November 3, 2022
Learn why “fixing” supply chain issues is less important than reducing the long-term risks that create the issues in this Security & Risk event preview.
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Misguided Fear Of AI And Automation: A Classic Horror Story

Carlos Casanova October 25, 2022
Classic horror movie quirks closely resemble what we’re seeing in firms looking to innovate and differentiate yet are running from rather than toward AI and advanced automation.
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The State Of Third-Party Risk In 2022: The Not-So-Subtle Art Of Keeping All Balls In The Air

Alla Valente October 20, 2022
New business priorities, strategic initiatives, and a plethora of new risks mean that security, risk, and compliance professionals must master the art of juggling.
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North American Firms Are Filling Roles But Flail On Climate Action

Alla Valente October 18, 2022
Learn the two key differences in the sustainability goals of the top 50 North American corporations as compared to peers in other geographies.
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Apply Critical Thinking And Culture To Reduce Insider Risk

Joseph Blankenship September 27, 2022
Learn how to reduce the three most common types of insider threats in this Security & Risk event preview.
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Amazon’s Success In Healthcare Hinges On Patient Experience And Trust

Natalie Schibell September 9, 2022
Amazon’s planned acquisition of One Medical presents a serious question surrounding patient data privacy.
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Forget Quiet Quitting — Tech Whistleblowers Go Out With A Bang

Sara M. Watson August 26, 2022
When tech companies select people with ideals and integrity, they get people with ideals and integrity. When they behave in ways that betray those employees, they can expect rebellion.
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Meta Pixel Fiasco Underscores Why Marketing And Risk Must Work Together

Stephanie Liu August 5, 2022
Marketing and risk share a common goal: building customer trust. By partnering, marketers and S&R pros can use the growing momentum around consumer privacy to grow customer trust.
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Who’s Responsible For Cyber Insurance Policy Misrepresentations? It Depends.

Alla Valente July 14, 2022
On July 6, 2022, the Travelers Property Casualty Company of America (Travelers Insurance) filed a suit in an Illinois federal court against International Control Services, Inc. (ICS) asking for policy rescission and declaratory judgment against ICS. Travelers alleges that ICS misrepresented its use of multifactor authentication (MFA) on its policy application, which should be sufficient […]
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Practice Empathy To Reduce Insider Risk

Joseph Blankenship June 15, 2022
Companies announcing layoffs need to pay attention to insider risk. Showing compassion and communicating openly can help.
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Forget The FUD: Four Factors Fueling TPRM Platform Adoption Today

Alla Valente May 23, 2022
Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt. Also known as “appeal to fear,” fear-uncertainty-doubt (FUD) is a fallacy in which a person tries to create support for an idea (or technology) by attempting to increase fear towards an alternative. Since passage of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the regulation that launched the era of compliance, technology sales have been predicated on creating […]
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The Risk Of Greenwashing: One Step Forward For The Cause, Two Steps Back For The Environment

Alla Valente April 21, 2022
The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest In Our Planet.” In the leadup to the main event on April 22, it’s not unusual for scores of companies big and small and newcomers and household names in every industry to take to social media to highlight their efforts for investing in our planet. After all, […]
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Cyber Insurance: What The Changing Power Dynamics Mean For You

Heidi Shey April 8, 2022
Cyber insurance is only one component of a bigger enterprise cybersecurity risk management program. However, the cyber insurance market has been on a roller coaster, with skyrocketing premiums, changes in coverage, and a demand for policies that outweighs available supply. After years of affordable and readily available policies, the ubiquity of cyber insurance combined with […]
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So aktualisieren Sie Ihr Risikomanagement angesichts des Krieges in der Ukraine

Alla Valente 30 März 2022
Führende Risikomanagementunternehmen in Europa und weltweit sind bereits vom Krieg in der Ukraine und den gegen russische und weißrussische Akteure verhängten Sanktionen betroffen. Forrester-Analysten geben in diesem Beitrag ihre Einschätzung.
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Comment Mettre À Jour Votre Stratégie De Gestion Des Risques Face À La Guerre En Ukraine

Alla Valente 28 Mars 2022
Les leaders de la gestion des risques en Europe et dans le monde sont déjà impactés par la guerre en Ukraine et les sanctions imposées aux acteurs russes et biélorusses. Les analystes de Forrester fournissent leurs conseils dans cet article.
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Fix The Vulnerability Within: Break Gender Bias In Cybersecurity

Jinan Budge March 7, 2022
Forrester predicts that in 2022, one in 10 experienced security pros will exit the industry. This brain drain is the result of a few dynamics colliding: poor financial and advancement incentives; general stress and burnout impacting security teams; and cybersecurity’s dirty little secret, workplace toxicity! And cybersecurity isn’t immune to the hidden epidemic impacting women’s ability […]
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Here’s How To Update Your Risk Management Posture Given The War In Ukraine

Alla Valente February 28, 2022
Risk management leaders in Europe and worldwide are already being impacted by the war in Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russian and Belarusian actors. Forrester analysts provide their guidance in this post.
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Setting The Record Straight On The Third-Party Risk Management Market

Alla Valente February 7, 2022
Third-party risk management (TPRM) is high on the list of business priorities and risk management priorities, and that’s a good thing. Despite predictions in the early days of the pandemic that firms would rein in outsourcing strategies, the third-party ecosystem continues to grow, smaller vendors and suppliers remain cybersecurity targets, the global regulatory machine continues […]
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Enterprise Risk Pros Pivot From Compliance To Driving Faster, Better Decisions

Alla Valente February 3, 2022
The average firm’s list of business and risk management priorities looks very different today than it did two years ago. What’s changed? For starters, according to Forrester data, 43% of enterprise risk management (ERM) decision-makers report having experienced three or more discrete critical risk events over the past 12 months. The same group reveals that […]
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The Emerging Cyber Risk Quantification Market: When CISOs Need Decisions, Not More Dashboards

Paul McKay January 31, 2022
Ask any CISO to articulate the ROI of their firm’s cybersecurity investment — or, worse yet — to defend an increase to the security budget, and you’re likely to get anything from a threat heat map to a 5×5 grid to a list of the latest threats with a flowchart of how the firm is […]
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