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Jinan Budge

Principal analyst serving security and risk professionals

Jinan Budge is a principal analyst at Forrester Research serving security and risk professionals. She is an experienced leader serving security and risk professionals who specializes in transformational change and building sustainable cybersecurity, digital, and information risk management capabilities. Jinan has delivered outstanding results using strategic and innovative thinking in the cybersecurity field — building, standing up, and delivering significant cyber transformation strategies across the public and private sectors. Jinan’s research centers on building transformational and effective security programs by focusing and communicating the business issues and value of security to organizations and executives.

Previous Work Experience

Jinan has recently returned to Forrester after several years as director of cyber strategy, Engagement Governance Transport for NSW and a similar role with Qantas Airlines. Jinan also has significant financial services and consulting expertise as well as multiple security certifications, such as CISSP and CISM.


Jinan holds two bachelor’s degrees in science and commerce from the Australian National University.