Q&A: Cyber Insurance – Alla Valente, Heidi Shey – ESW #304

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Alla Valente
Senior Analyst at Forrester Research

Alla is a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), third-party risk management (TPRM), contract lifecycle management (CLM), and supply chain risk with a special focus on risk management frameworks. In this role, Alla helps Forrester clients establish strategy, adopt best practices, define a governance framework, and select technology to manage risk, improve business resilience, and strategic value-add. Her research also includes ethics and trust in digital transformation, enterprise risk management (ERM), and protecting the organization’s brand.

Heidi Shey
Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

Heidi is a principal analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. Her research primarily focuses on data security and privacy strategy, policies, and related technology controls. She guides clients in applying a Zero Trust, data-centric approach to securing data, advising them in areas like sensitive data discovery and classification, data loss prevention, secure communications, and more. Her research coverage also includes cyber insurance, customer-facing breach notification and response, consumer security, and small and medium-size business (SMB) security market trends.


Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Product Marketer and Content Strategist
VP Traceable.ai, Cyber Angel Investor and Advisor at 90 Degree Ventures