Gartner Research

The Four Steps to Manage Risk and Security in Bimodal IT

Published: 07 March 2016

ID: G00297713

Analyst(s): Jeremy D'Hoinne , Paul Proctor


Chief information security officers and risk management leaders must re-evaluate and evolve the capabilities of their teams to ensure they maintain appropriate security in their organization when engaging in more exploratory approaches as part of a digital transformation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1. Prepare Security and Risk Management Teams for Bimodal IT
    • Drive an Education Program on Bimodal IT
    • Evaluate the Current State of Bimodal IT in the Organization
    • Identify the Primary Skills and Technology Gaps
  • Step 2. Build Additional Organizational Capabilities to Support Increased Agility and Defend Against New Digital Risks
  • Step 3. Manage Security Debt Through Mode 2 Project Life Cycle
  • Step 4. Maximize Effectiveness With a Bimodal Security Program

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