Jinan Budge

Principal Analyst

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Predictions 2022: Leaders Who Embrace Trust Set The Bar For New Sustainability And AI Goals

Jinan Budge November 16, 2021


A Prediction Comes True: Singapore Embraces Zero Trust

Jinan Budge November 4, 2021
One of my favorite parts of our annual predictions process is reviewing the accuracy of Forrester’s predictions from the previous year. This is not simply navel gazing. Looking backward actually makes us far better predictors, keeps us firmly grounded in the reality of our customers, and ensures that our predictions remain firmly embedded in reality. […]

The Days When SA&T Operated Solely To Train People About Security Are Vanishing

Jinan Budge November 1, 2021
I’ve been living and breathing the security awareness and training (SA&T) market since joining Forrester 3.5 years ago, working closely with most vendors in this market, as well as our clients. I have seen a significant elevation in the conversation and client expectations, with vendors rushing to innovate and disrupt to meet these new expectations. […]

Promoting Responsibility, Compliance, And Good Judgment Without Fear, Shame, Or Acrimony

Jinan Budge September 22, 2021
Security programs founded in fear will reduce employee engagement and stifle creativity. Learn how to nurture positive behavior and foster a more positive security culture.

Introducing The Forrester Now Tech: Cybersecurity Consulting In APAC — A Push Toward New Pricing And Delivery Models

Jinan Budge September 13, 2021
I am thrilled to announce the release of our latest Now Tech: Cybersecurity Consulting Services In Asia Pacific, Q3 2021. This report (available to Forrester clients) showcases Forrester’s overview of 24 cybersecurity consulting providers in Asia Pacific. Our clients leverage these insights to understand the diverse set of vendors by size, capability, geography, and vertical […]

It’s Time For The Infosec Industry To Address Gender Bias And Bullying Head On

Jinan Budge July 11, 2021
The week of June 28 was a big one (not in a good way) for showcasing the persistence and depth of harassment and exclusion for women in cybersecurity. Those on infosec social media were flooded with bikini selfies protesting the harassment that a woman received for posting her own bikini selfie. Men and women took […]

Debunking Infosec Purity And Other Security Myths In The Wake Of Recent Attacks

Sandy Carielli May 21, 2021
Earlier this week, an op-ed published on The Hill sent information security (infosec) Twitter into a tizzy by blaming cybersecurity industry best practices for recent high-profile security breaches. For the security team at Forrester, the op-ed furthered a number of security myths that we felt compelled to bust here. Myth #1: The Best Infosec Pros […]

Awareness Isn’t Enough — It’s Time To Change Behaviors

Jinan Budge January 18, 2021
Learn the four steps you can take to change human behavior and instill a security culture in your organization.

Zero Trust Adoption Gains Traction In Asia Pacific, Not A Minute Too Soon

Jinan Budge October 22, 2020
While Zero Trust (ZT) security is mainstream in the US and Europe, it has only just begun gaining momentum in Asia Pacific (APAC). Why now? The global pandemic has accelerated cloud migration and remote work at the same time that firms are grappling with rapidly changing regulations and mounting consumer pressure for improved data privacy. […]

Rotten Phish Spoils Employee Experience

Jinan Budge September 24, 2020
When our colleagues Claire O’Malley and Brian Kime wrote their “Point/Counterpoint: The Ethics Of COVID-19 Phishing” blog in March, it turns out they were inadvertently predicting an event that took place this week: An employee took to social media to speak out about a highly insensitive phishing simulation. Tribune Publishing Company, publisher of newspapers like […]

Build Advocacy, Support, And Budget For Your Zero Trust Vision

Jinan Budge June 23, 2020


I’m Refreshing Our MSSP Research In Asia Pacific: Don’t Miss Out!

Jinan Budge June 15, 2020
It’s been two years since our initial evaluation of the managed security services provider (MSSP) market in Asia Pacific (AP), and it’s time for an update! The first stage will be an update to our MSSP market overview and vendor landscape: “Now Tech: Managed Security Services In Asia Pacific, Q3 2020,” kicking off in mid-June. […]

Don’t Reward The Brilliant Jerk

Jinan Budge June 11, 2020
Is a toxic culture holding your security team back? Learn how to address the issue directly and create a more positive environment.

Address Legal, Regulatory, And Operational Risks For The Return To Work

Heidi Shey June 10, 2020
In addition to government guidelines, firms must consider a number of other factors in bringing employees back to work. Here are four areas you might not be thinking about.

When It Comes To Saving Lives, Cybersecurity Pros Emerge As Influencers

Jinan Budge May 27, 2020
As concerns swirl around COVID-19 contact-tracing apps, privacy and security leaders are playing a critical role in building public trust.

Managing Mental Health And Burnout Is A Priority, Not A Nice-To-Have

Jinan Budge May 1, 2020
Increased cyberattacks, a remote workforce, and job security concerns have put even more pressure on CISOs. Analyst Jinan Budge shares helpful learnings from other leaders to help relieve the pressure.

Cybersecurity Implications For Your Customer Experience: Deepfakes And Beyond

Jinan Budge April 22, 2020
I see on a daily basis how cybersecurity decisions affect your customers’ experience and trust. Technology affects our own experiences, and those of our customers, in rapidly changing ways. We increasingly depend on tech to work, learn, shop, vote, and socialize. The pandemic has brought this dependence to the forefront in a way that perhaps none of us would have imagined two years ago.

The First-Ever Forrester Wave™ Evaluation On Security Awareness And Training Solutions Is Here!

Jinan Budge February 25, 2020


Extend Your Team With Security Champions

Jinan Budge February 18, 2020
Security and risk pros can’t build a security culture by themselves. Security champions act as extra members of the security team; these people have connections across the organization and can translate security-speak into a language that everyone can understand. Security champions can help make your workforce more receptive to security policies and initiatives. How do […]

RSA Conference 2020: My Wish List

Jinan Budge February 14, 2020
Last year was my first year attending the RSA conference as a Forrester analyst, and I loved and hated it in equal measures. I am now a year older and wiser, and I’m so looking forward to so many things, including being in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Conversely, if I’m 100% honest, there […]
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