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Security and Risk Management Leaders Primer for 2021

Explore the next step toward securing your organization

Analyst(s): Roberta Witty, Sam Olyaei, Daria Kirilenko

In a continuously evolving business environment where organizations are exploring new business models and driving new initiatives, security and risk management (SRM) leaders have an increased responsibility to provide real-time adaptability and resilience through risk based programs.

The Security and Risk Management Leaders Primer for 2021 is a Gartner initiative to help SRM leaders, including CISOs, information/IT security management leaders, IT risk leaders, business continuity management program leaders, privacy/data protection officers, identity and access management leaders, and chief security officers with their mission-critical priorities. It covers four major areas:

  1. Functional Design: Design an organizational structure that works best for SRM programs
  2. Function Management: Manage protection of business resources and operations
  3. Leadership: Develop an effective leadership style
  4. Relationship Management: Strategies for internal and external stakeholders communication

Download this primer to get an overview of how Gartner can help SRM leaders, top questions asked by your peers and planned research for 2021.

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