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:TechRadar™: Data Security, Q2 2014

    Road Map: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    We designed this report to help security and risk (S&R) leaders develop their road map of data security technologies using Forrester's TechRadar methodology. As data volumes explode, it is becoming a...

    • Downloads: 706
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Industry Spotlight: US Healthcare Security Budgets, Priorities, And Challenges

    Healthcare Providers Must Move Beyond Compliance To Improve Security

    Historically, IT security teams within US healthcare providers have had much smaller budgets than counterparts in other industries. As a result, they have struggled to implement advanced security...

    • Downloads: 403
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Twelve Recommendations For Your Security Program In 2014

    Customer Trust And Digital Disruption Are Key Considerations For Your 2014 Security Strategy

    Every winter Forrester outlines 12 important recommendations for your security and risk management strategy for the coming year. These recommendations stem from our understanding of the current state...

    • Downloads: 1006
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Understand The State Of Identity And Access Management

    This report provides a spending and technology adoption benchmark for security and risk (S&R) executives looking to develop their organization's identity and access management (IAM) strategy....

    • Downloads: 873
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Benchmark The Performance Of Your Business Continuity Program

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to benchmark the performance of their business continuity (BC) programs as part of their broader business...

    • Downloads: 636
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of The Security Organization

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for security and risk (S&R) executives working on building a high-performance security program and organization. This report is designed to help you...

    • Downloads: 1145
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:BC/DR Remain Priorities For 2012 But Take A Backseat To Cost-Saving And Efficiency Initiatives

    Despite Recent High Profile Disasters, Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery Budgets Stay At Six Percent Of IT Operating And Capital Budgets

    According to our Q2 2010 IT budget survey, 32% of enterprises had planned to increase spending on business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) by at least 5% in 2011. The reality is that...

    • Downloads: 467
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery Are Top IT Priorities For 2010 And 2011

    Six Percent Of IT Operating And Capital Budgets Goes To BC/DR

    According to Forrester's recent survey of 2,803 IT decision-makers, improving their business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) capabilities is the No. 1 priority for SMBs and the second...

    • Downloads: 1327