Jinan Budge

Principal Analyst

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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 […]
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Build Advocacy, Support, And Budget For Your Zero Trust Vision

Jinan Budge June 23, 2020

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

Jinan Budge February 25, 2020

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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 […]
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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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A CISO’s Guide To Leading Change

Jinan Budge January 21, 2020
5 ways security chiefs can use internal politics to their advantage.
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My Favorite Things (Security-Related) Of 2019

Jinan Budge December 19, 2019
Every year in my personal life with my mother and sisters, we like to celebrate products, lessons learned, and life hacks that we discovered throughout the year (yes, geek alert!). This year, I’m doing it with all of you in my professional life. What were some of your favorite (professional-related) things in 2019? Feel free […]
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(Another) Research Announcement: A CISO’s Guide To Our Research About The People Side Of Security

Jinan Budge October 31, 2019
It doesn’t rain; it pours. And I’m so pleased to be announcing yet another report! This time, it’s short, and it summarizes our suite of awareness, behavior, and culture research (security ABCs)! I joined Forrester 18 months ago, and we (like many in the industry) were covering and talking about all sorts of brilliant stuff […]
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Research Announcement: The First-Ever Forrester Wave™ On Cybersecurity Consulting Services In Asia Pacific Is Out

Jinan Budge October 31, 2019
I am beyond thrilled to announce the release of my latest Forrester Wave™ evaluation on cybersecurity consulting services in Asia Pacific. Forrester clients can see the 10 providers that matter most and how they stack up here. This was four months of incredibly intense work not just by us but by our vendor community. I […]
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What CISOs Need To Do To Maximize Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Jinan Budge October 10, 2019
Cybersecurity strategy is on the agenda of most boardrooms and the pressure is on for CISOs. Get 6 tips for Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
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The Weather’s Heating Up Down Under, And So Is My Upcoming Research!

Jinan Budge September 20, 2019
It’s been a couple of months since my last blog post! A huge vacation in the UK, backed up by RSA Conference in Singapore, our Financial Services Summit back in Sydney, and then off again to the north for our Security & Risk Forum in DC have left me no chance to reflect. Between those […]
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Security Budgets In Asia Pacific, 2019

Jinan Budge July 15, 2019
It has taken me 15 months and a LOT of travel, listening, and talking to feel confident enough to write this research for APAC. APAC is a unique region in its cultural, geographic, regulatory, security maturity, and economic diversity. Writing anything APAC-related (at least for me) meant that I needed to understand the region with […]
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Research Announcement: Forrester Wave™ Evaluation Of Cybersecurity Consulting Providers In Asia Pacific

Jinan Budge May 15, 2019
Research announcement: Another Asia Pacific Forrester Wave™ evaluation is coming. This time, I will be evaluating cybersecurity consulting providers in the region. Gather round! The cybersecurity consulting market has been alive and well in AP since I began my career many years ago. I have worked at — and was a client of — a […]
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Celebrating The Last 12 Months And Looking Forward

Jinan Budge April 30, 2019
Thanks to your lovely congratulatory emails and comments, I was reminded that last week marked my 12-month anniversary with Forrester. Crikey, that went by fast! I wanted to share this slightly indulgent post with you, for reflection but also to summarize the research of the last 12 months (and to seek your input into the […]
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Justify Your Investment In The People And Awareness Side Of Security

Jinan Budge April 15, 2019
Investment into changing security culture and behavior via security awareness and training (SA&T), if done correctly, has the ability to transform your security team’s function and reach. We need to invest in these people-related initiatives to harden the ever-important human firewall. But there’s also more to this story: Changing the culture around security has the […]
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