Nick Hayes

Senior Analyst serving Security & Risk PROFESSIONALS

Nick’s research focuses on the intersection of security, risk, and reputation in today’s digital world. He helps Security & Risk Professionals improve the way they monitor digital channels to safeguard brand assets and mitigate risks, such as impersonations, account takeovers, data leakage, social engineering, and other issues that compromise the business. Nick also specializes in social media security and compliance, as well as risk analytics, cyberinsurance, and the human elements of cybersecurity.

Nick’s research and commentary has been cited in major media outlets, including CFO Magazine, CNBC, DarkReading, Financial Times, SC Magazine, and VentureBeat. He’s also a frequent speaker at leading industry and technology conferences.


Previous Work Experience

Prior to his role as an analyst, Nick spent four years supporting the security and risk team and researching GRC, social media, security, and related organizational themes.


Nick has a B.A. in government and international politics from Wesleyan University.

Nick Hayes's Research

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Build The Business Case For GRC

    Before you can build a GRC program capable of addressing today's top business threats, you first need to obtain the necessary budget and leadership support to turn your GRC vision into reality. ...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q1 2014

    Growing diversity in the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) platform market is blurring the lines between historical subsegments, as organizations push their GRC programs into the far reache...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Cultivate Culture For Sustained GRC Performance

    A corporate culture with strong values is integral to governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs — and, therefore, to the entire company. This report explains how significantly culture affe...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Designate Clear Lines Of Risk And Compliance Accountability With Forrester's RASCI Tool

    Without clearly defined GRC responsibilities, stakeholders' involvement flounders, risks go unnoticed and untreated, and company exposure to large fines and devastating crises grows. This report...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Understand Security And Risk Budgeting For 2013

    The global downturn has constrained security budgets for several years now, and chief information security officers (CISOs) have become accustomed to taking on more responsibilities without corr...

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