Gartner Research

2014 Planning Guide for Security and Risk Management

Published: 03 October 2013

ID: G00258041

Analyst(s): Ramon Krikken


Planning for security and IT risk in 2014 requires supporting and balancing game planning, fortification, search and destroy, and (counter) intelligence approaches.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


Macro Trends Overview

  • Converged IT and Nexus of Forces
  • Digital Business
  • Security 2020

Security and Risk Management Trends

  • Security Tradition and Regulation Are Challenged in a Changing World
    • Planning Considerations
  • A Multitude of Threats Necessitates Pragmatic Approaches
    • Planning Considerations
  • Attacks and Malware Get More Advanced, but Basic Weaknesses Remain Most Common
    • Planning Considerations
  • Endpoint Device, Platform and Application Security Continue to Be Moving Targets
    • Planning Considerations
  • Secure Communication, Collaboration and Social Computing Are Still Elusive Goals
    • Planning Considerations
  • Modern Data Centers and Cloud Computing Require Changing Practices and Architecture
    • Planning Considerations
  • Information Big and Small Creates Growing Security and Privacy Complexities
    • Planning Considerations
  • Critical Infrastructure and the Internet of Things Further Intertwine the Digital and Physical
    • Planning Considerations

Setting Priorities

  • Cybersecurity Foundations
  • Game Planning
  • Intelligence and Counterintelligence
  • Fortification
  • Search and Destroy

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