Gartner Research

Enterprise Architects Should Leverage a Risk-Based Approach to Understand Security in the Digital Business Ecosystem

Published: 30 April 2015

ID: G00272410

Analyst(s): Mike Walker , Marcus Blosch


Digital business is enabled through a business ecosystem made up of customers, devices, information and organizations. This research shows enterprise architects how to balance risk and return in the business ecosystem in order for their organizations to succeed in digital business.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Digital Business Demands a Risked-Based Approach to Security
  • Develop a New Approach to Risk and Security
  • The Business Ecosystem Sets Digital Business Apart


  • Best Practice 1: Use a Risk-Based Approach to Security
  • Best Practice 2: Develop a Model of Your Organization's Business Ecosystem
  • Best Practice 3: Identify the Risks in the Business Ecosystem
  • Best Practice 4: Identify the Risks You Must Take as Well as Those You Must Prevent
  • Best Practice 5: Shift to an Information-Centric Strategy
  • Best Practice 6: Build the Capability for Rapid Detection and Response to Identify Changes to Risks Within the Ecosystem

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.