Gartner Research

Information Security Management Program Primer for 2017

Published: 03 January 2017

ID: G00318248

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan


Information security programs are under more scrutiny from senior leaders than ever before. Bedrock requirements still apply, but new demands in the era of cybersecurity and digital business have emerged. Information security programs must have expanded boundaries and demonstrate business outcomes.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How can security leaders communicate more effectively with board members and other business stakeholders?
    • How can security leaders and practitioners integrate emerging security and risk management practices into the digital ecosystem?
    • How can security leaders implement effective information security and risk management governance in a federated environment?
    • How can security leaders and practitioners ensure adequate management of security incidents in a complex environment?
    • How do security leaders deal effectively with the human element in security and digital business risk?
    • How can security leaders deal with the challenges of a labor market in terms of skills and availability?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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