Stephanie Balaouras

Vice President, Research Director serving Security & Risk PROFESSIONALS

Stephanie serves Security & Risk Professionals. She leads a team of analysts who provide research and advisory services on topics like IT security frameworks; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); identity and access management (IAM); application security; data security; and IT infrastructure security. She also provides Forrester's coverage of specific risk topics including business continuity (BC), IT continuity/disaster recovery (DR), and backup and recovery.

Previous Work Experience

Stephanie has more than 12 years of experience in BC/DR, backup and recovery, and information storage industries. Prior to joining the security and risk team, Stephanie was a principal analyst on Forrester's infrastructure and operations team, where she was instrumental in the development of Forrester's research and offerings in continuity, availability, and information storage and protection. Prior to joining Forrester, Stephanie was a senior analyst with Yankee Group, where she provided insight on technology trends to key system, storage, and information protection vendors and consultative advice on strategic and tactical initiatives. Before Yankee Group, Stephanie worked at EMC, first as a technical architect and then as a senior education and productivity consultant. As a technical architect, she articulated EMC's value to partners and customers and designed solutions to meet customer and new market opportunities. As an education and productivity consultant, she managed and supported complex technical training programs for business and practice managers in EMC's Technology Solutions Group. Prior to EMC, Stephanie worked at Accenture as a consultant, focusing on the implementation of business applications (SAP, PeopleSoft) for global businesses.

Education

Stephanie holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance and investments from Babson College.

 

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Secure And Protect Mobile Moments

    Executive Overview: The Mobile Security Playbook

    The mobile mind shift is an expectation that an individual can get what she wants in her immediate context and moments of need. The shift is a global phenomenon that is happening now, not only with...

    • Downloads: 1164
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    Report:Top 15 Trends S&R Pros Should Watch: Q2 2013

    From frantic security operations problems to the changing threat landscape, CISOs, senior security leaders, and other IT risk management leaders consistently have trouble keeping up with key trends...

    • Downloads: 933
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Define A Compelling Strategy To Secure And Protect Mobile Moments

    Strategic Plan: The Mobile Security Playbook

    Forrester designed this report to help security and risk (S&R) leaders develop comprehensive strategic mobile security plans to secure and protect both employees' and customers' mobile moments...

    • Downloads: 821
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    Report:Assess The Maturity Of Your Mobile Security Program

    Assessment: The Mobile Security Playbook

    When developing a mobile security strategy for today's digital business, security and risk (S&R) executives must consider both how they will enable a digital workforce that expects to work anytime...

    • Downloads: 800
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Universe Of Corporate PC Backup Options

    Protecting The Corporate PCs Is As Important As Protecting Servers

    Some of the most valuable information in the company actually resides on individual PCs — not just on well-protected servers in the data center. A lost or damaged PC, a failed disk drive, or...

    • Downloads: 439
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Develop Mobile Operations And Security Balanced Scorecards

    This report outlines the performance management of Forrester's solution for infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives working on mobile security and operations. This report is designed to help...

    • Downloads: 549
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Symantec Splits In Two

    Splitting Is Symantec's Best Opportunity To Refocus, Innovate, And Compete

    On October 9, 2014, Symantec announced that it will separate into two independent, publicly traded companies. Recently appointed CEO, Michael Brown, will stay on as CEO of Symantec, which will market...

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