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How to Organize Digital Security in a Federated Enterprise

Published: 11 April 2017

ID: G00317761

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan , Jeffrey Wheatman , Tom Scholtz


Structuring digital security teams in federated enterprises is difficult. We identify three best practices that security and risk management leaders in such organizations should follow when organizing their teams.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify and Assess the Key Factors That Influence the Design of a Digital Security Team
  • Structure Your Digital Security Team to Balance Functions That Benefit From Centralization With Those That Are Better Served Regionally or by Operating Entities
  • Establish Centers of Expertise on Specific Digital Security Capabilities, Such as IAM and Risk Assessment, to Make the Most of Your Enterprise's Knowledge and Resources

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