Gartner Research

Application and Data Security Primer for 2016

Published: 15 January 2016

ID: G00293030

Analyst(s): Lawrence Orans , John Girard , Ayal Tirosh , Brian Lowans


CISOs and security leaders need to address the complex risks associated with digital business. Gartner's application and data and security research helps enterprises strengthen their initiatives in DevOps security, software supply chain protection, data security governance and application security.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do we engage disparate technologies to locate data and protect it across different environments, while providing appropriate levels of security?
    • How can adequate data protection levels be maintained as public clouds evolve?
    • How do we comply with changing data residency and compliance requirements, while storing and transferring data safely and affordably?
    • How do we apply appropriate data security controls in specific data platforms and environments?
    • How do we conduct application security testing, minimize postrelease errors and develop a reputation for superior quality?
    • How do we acquire the correct technologies and services necessary to effectively implement an application security testing program?
    • How can we develop secure mobile applications and conduct security testing of mobile applications; how does this differ from security testing traditional applications?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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