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Bimodal IT Is Having an Impact on Security Governance

Published: 27 June 2017

ID: G00296704

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan , Tom Scholtz


Bimodal practices are posing new challenges for security governance. Security and risk management leaders need to understand the new requirements for governing more-experimental Mode 2 projects, including changing their mindsets as to how security resources should be allocated to Mode 2 initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Refine Governance to Increase Agility and Switch From a Control to an Influence Mindset
    • Security Champions
    • Security Broker
    • On-Demand Specialist
    • Vanguard Security Architect
    • Security Risk Governor
  • Change Your Mindset on Security Resources Allocation for Mode 2 Initiatives
  • Prepare for Conflict Resolution and More Flexibility in Risk Management
  • Don't Enforce a Formal Risk Appetite on Mode 2 Projects at Initiation

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