Gartner Research

Guide to Developing Security Staff Understanding of Critical Competencies

Published: 30 June 2014

ID: G00339380

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team


CEB has identified twelve competencies that are important for information security staff performance, including four that are particularly important: Business Results Orientation, Decision-Making, Influence, and Organizational Awareness. Building the security team's practical understanding of these competencies—especially how they should demonstrate the competencies in their day-to-day work—will enable security leaders to drive immediate and impactful changes in staff performance.

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