Gartner Research

Application and Data Security Primer for 2017

Published: 24 January 2017

ID: G00318251

Analyst(s): Brian Lowans , John Girard , Ayal Tirosh


Security and risk management leaders must address the complex risks to applications and data associated with digital business. This research strengthens security initiatives in DevOps, software supply chain protection, application security and data security governance.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do we engage disparate technologies to locate data and protect it across different environments while providing appropriate levels of security?
    • How can adequate data protection levels be maintained as public clouds evolve?
    • How do we comply with changing data residency and compliance requirements while storing and transferring data safely and affordably?
    • How do we apply appropriate security and access controls to data across different application platforms and environments?
    • How do we conduct application security testing, minimize postrelease errors and develop a reputation for superior quality?
    • How do we acquire the correct technologies and services necessary to effectively implement an application security testing program?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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