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Achieve Level 3 Maturity in Gartner's ITScore for Information Security

Published: 03 October 2016

ID: G00315362

Analyst(s): Sam Olyaei , Rob McMillan


Organizations at Level 2 information security maturity have a rudimentary program. IT security is managed as a technical discipline. CISOs in organizations at Level 2 should initiate action to reach Level 3 in Gartner's ITScore for Information Security to protect information as a corporate asset.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Business Case for Migration From Level 2 to Level 3
    • The Current State: Level 2 (Developing)
    • The Target State: Level 3 (Defined)
    • What Will Change During the Migration From the Current State to the Target State
    • Benefits
    • Costs
  • The Key Actions
    • Establish a Cross-Functional, Multidisciplinary Governance Regime With a Clear Charter
    • Formalize the CISO's Role, and Execute the Security Program
    • Complete the Development and Implementation of the Core Security Process Catalog
    • Establish an Effective Security Awareness Program to Influence Behavior and Culture

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