Gartner Research

Security Strategy Planning Best Practices

Consistent, realistic strategic planning to establish and support the credibility of your security programs

Analyst: Tom Scholtz

Strategic planning for security programs is simple in theory but challenged by insufficient benchmarking and inconsistent assessment. Although the basic elements of strategic security planning are similar to those of any strategic planning process, security and risk management (SRM) leaders are often swamped by tactical challenges, impeding their ability to do effective strategic planning.

This research outlines a consistent approach and proven techniques that SRM leaders should use at least once per year to formalize a strategic plan for their programs.

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