Gartner Research

Using the Predict, Prevent, Detect, Respond Framework to Communicate Your Security Program Strategy

Published: 18 April 2016

ID: G00298589

Analyst(s): Perry Carpenter


CISOs need a clean and consistent way to categorize their communication efforts in easy-to-understand, outcome-focused terms. The predict, prevent, detect, respond framework can serve as a method for bringing clarity to strategic CISO communications.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Context of Communication
  • Using the PPDR Model as a Go-To Framework for Communicating Strategy
    • Describing the PPDR Elements
    • Benefits of the Model in Your Communication Strategy
  • Marketing and Branding for Security Programs
  • Make It Visual
  • Make It Short: Embrace a "Less Is More" Mindset in Your Communication
  • Make It Relatable: Tell the Story
  • Examples for Consideration
  • What About Communicating Nontechnology Areas of Security?
  • Conclusion

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