Gartner Research

Security Monitoring and Operations Primer for 2016

Published: 19 January 2016

ID: G00293036

Analyst(s): Lawrence Orans , Avivah Litan , Kelly Kavanagh


Security monitoring and operations are key components of effective security programs. Gartner's 2016 research will guide IT security leaders as they engage a variety of security monitoring resources for investigating threats, and detecting attacks and fraud in their IT environments.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What are the most effective technologies and best practices to aggregate and analyze security events of interest?
    • Who are the leading providers of security monitoring technologies, and what are their key offerings, differentiators and strategies?
    • How should organizations use and integrate security services as part of their overall security program?
    • How can security leaders identify the leading providers of security services, and understand their key offerings, differentiators and strategies?
    • How can organizations use security analytics to improve their detection rates and operational efficiency?
    • How can organizations detect and prevent fraud perpetrated by use of stolen or fictitious identities, compromised credentials and other forms of account takeover?
    • How are organizations securing their payment channels and transactions?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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