Gartner Research

2017 Planning Guide for Security and Risk Management

Published: 13 October 2016

ID: G00312926

Analyst(s): Ramon Krikken


Achieving three goals for resilient digital business — privacy, safety and reliability — in a fast-paced business, IT and risk landscape remains challenging. This will require technical professionals to practice strong planning and execution of information security initiatives for 2017.

Table Of Contents

Security and Risk Management Trends

  • Digital Business Resilience Requires Evidence-Based Approaches to Cybersecurity Practices and Technologies
    • Planning Considerations
  • Increasing Security Monitoring and Response Demands Strong Practices Combined With Emerging Technology Approaches
    • Planning Considerations
  • Hybrid Cloud, Containers and DevOps Necessitate the Evolution of Network and Host Infrastructure Security Approaches
    • Planning Considerations
  • More-Advanced and More-Frequent Attacks Are Driving Maturity in the Security Capabilities of Mobile and Endpoint Platforms and Add-Ons
    • Planning Considerations
  • Increased Data Usage Needs and Software-as-a-Service Adoption Necessitate More Application- and Data-Level Security Controls
    • Planning Considerations

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