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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

Summary

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

Introduction

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

Analysis

  • 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

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