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Achieve Level 2 Maturity in Gartner's ITScore for Information Security

Published: 13 October 2016

ID: G00315361

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan, Sam Olyaei

Summary

Enterprises at Level 1 maturity in Gartner's IT Score for Information Security aren't managing their risk. Security and risk management leaders in this position should initiate efforts to achieve Level 2 and create effective information security programs that improve their resistance to cyberattack.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • The Business Case for Migration From Level 1 to Level 2
    • The Current State: Level 1 (Initial)
    • The Target State: Level 2 (Developing)
    • What Will Change During the Migration From the Current to the Target State
    • Benefits
    • Costs
  • The Key Actions
    • Seek Commitment From Senior Management for a Formal and Effective Information Security Program
    • Appoint an Interim CISO With a Mandate and Budget to Start a Program
    • Conduct an Independent Third-Party Review to Complement Your Maturity Assessment
    • Catalog the Extent of Information Security Activity in the Organization to Identify Base on Which to Build the Program

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