Gartner Research

Improving Information Security and IT Risk Program Execution With Frameworks and Methodologies

Published: 31 December 2015

ID: G00277172

Analyst(s): Erik Heidt , Anne Elizabeth Robins


Information security and risk practitioners shouldn't reinvent the wheel or start from scratch. Accelerate your information security or IT risk management program, address common challenges by identifying clear program improvement objectives and then select the best-fit frameworks or methodologies.

Table Of Contents



  • Program Objectives Guide Optimal Adoption
    • Structure the Program
    • Baseline Organizations Against a Control Standard
    • Risk Triage
    • Risk Business Case Development
  • Challenges That Must Be Understood
    • How Much Governance and Risk Management?
    • Risk Measurement Isn't Perfect, but It Is Still Useful
    • Business Involvement Is Critical


  • Structure the Program
  • Baseline Organizations Against a Control Standard
  • Risk Triage
  • Risk Case Development

The Details

  • COBIT 5
  • CSC (SANS-20)
  • FAIR
  • IRAM2
  • ISO 27000 Series
  • ISO 31000 (and ISO 27005)
  • NIST SP 800-30
  • NIST SP 800-53
  • UCF

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