Gartner Research

Information Security Management Program Primer for 2016

Published: 15 January 2016

ID: G00293013

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan


Information security programs are under more scrutiny from board members than ever before. Bedrock requirements still apply, but new demands in the era of cybersecurity and digital business have emerged. Information security programs must have expanded boundaries and demonstrate business outcomes.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How can security leaders communicate more effectively with board members and other business stakeholders?
    • How should security leaders adapt their (cyber-) security strategy in the light of digital business adoption?
    • How can security leaders develop an effective information security and risk management organization?
    • How do security leaders deal effectively with the human element in security and digital business risk?
    • How can information security leaders grow, defend and effectively use their resources?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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