Gartner Research

First Steps for Creating a New Information Security Function

Published: 17 March 2015

ID: G00339340

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team


Several business and technology trends have led to the increasing prevalence of formal security functions, in large and small organizations. More and more security professionals are tasked as CISOs to build a new security function from scratch. However, given the complexities of the threat landscape and new organizational context, many struggle to build credibility and visibility early on. This white paper provides advice and recommendations from experienced CISOs that will help you navigate the new organizational context to build a strong foundation for success.

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