Gartner Research

ITScore for Information Security, 2012

Published: 17 May 2012

ID: G00234602

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser , Tom Scholtz


A comprehensive information security program can significantly limit enterprise exposure to business-critical risks. CISOs must continuously assess and improve the maturity of risk control processes, and Gartner's ITScore maturity assessment can help.

Table Of Contents


  • An Introduction to the ITScore Approach to Information Security Maturity
  • Measured Dimensions
  • Overview of Maturity Levels
  • The Five Information Security Maturity Levels
    • Level 1: Initial
    • Level 2: Developing
    • Level 3: Defined
    • Level 4: Managed
    • Level 5: Optimizing
  • Diagnostic Tool Overview
    • Directions for Use

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