Gartner Research

Security Monitoring and Operations Primer for 2017

Published: 30 January 2017

ID: G00318256

Analyst(s): Kelly Kavanagh , Toby Bussa


Security monitoring and operations excellence is a key component of any effective security program. Gartner's 2017 research will guide security and risk management leaders as they investigate threats and detect and respond to attacks in their IT environments.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What are the most effective technologies and best practices to aggregate and analyze security events of interest?
    • Who are the leading providers of security monitoring technologies, and what are their key offerings, differentiators and strategies?
    • How should organizations use and integrate security services as part of their overall security program?
    • How can security leaders identify the leading providers of security services, and understand their key offerings, differentiators and strategies?
    • How can organizations use security analytics to improve their detection rates and operational efficiency?
    • Which best practices and emerging technologies can be used to manage and orchestrate operational security tasks such as incident response, remediation and mitigation?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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