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Expand Business Continuity Management Efforts to Deal With the 'Coalition Rule' Scenario

Published: 29 May 2013

ID: G00252761

Analyst(s): Richard Hunter

Summary

In Gartner's "coalition rule" scenario, the future of security is a world where barriers to entry for malicious actors are low, and government intervention is absent or ineffective. Strategic planning leaders should expand and augment BCM efforts in alignment with explicit IT risk leadership.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • Scenarios Are Tools for Imagining Uncertain Futures
    • The Coalition Rule Scenario: Big Targets, Distributed Authority
    • When Faced With the Coalition Rule Scenario, Life Is Complex and Dangerous

Analysis

  • Build in and Maintain BCM Capabilities as the First and Most Important Line of Defense
  • Watch for Leading Indicators
  • Don't Try to Predict the Future, Imagine and Prepare for It

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