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Achieve Level 2 Maturity in Gartner's ITScore for Information Security

Published: 14 May 2013

ID: G00238503

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan, Tom Scholtz


Organizations at Level 1 information security maturity are not managing their information security risks. CIOs in this position should initiate action to reach Level 2 in Gartner's ITScore for Information Security as the first step in creating an effective information security program.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Business Case for Migration From Level 1 to Level 2
    • The Current State: Level 1 (Initial)
    • The Target State: Level 2 (Developing)
    • What Will Change During the Migration From the Current State to Target State
    • Benefits
    • Costs
  • The Key Actions
    • Appoint a De Facto CISO, and Give That Person a Mandate and Budget to Start a Program
    • Conduct an Independent Third-Party Review to Complement Your Maturity Assessment
    • Catalog the Extent of Existing Information Security Activity in the Organization so That You Have a Base on Which to Build the Program
    • Seek Commitment From Senior Management for a Formal and Effective Information Security Program

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