Gartner Research

2018 Planning Guide for Security and Risk Management

Published: 29 September 2017

ID: G00331855

Analyst(s): Ramon Krikken


Although security has been a major challenge for digital business for many years, recent events mark a shift in security incident and compliance trends. This shift will require technical professionals to practice strong planning and execution of information security initiatives for 2018.

Table Of Contents

Security and Risk Management Trends

  • Major Changes in the Global Compliance and Risk Landscapes Will Significantly Impact Security Program and Architecture Planning
    • Planning Considerations
  • Effective Security Monitoring and Response Will Require Automation and Analytics Combined With Strong Internal Skills or Managed Services
    • Planning Considerations
  • Hybrid Cloud, Containers and DevSecOps Will Necessitate, and Also Enable, a Shift in Infrastructure Security Architecture and Management
    • Planning Considerations
  • Diversity of Use and Ownership for Mobile Devices and Endpoints Will Drive Greater Platform Security and Tailored Security Add-Ons
    • Planning Considerations
  • Greater Data Distribution and SaaS Adoption Will Increase the Need for Adaptive Application and Data Security
    • Planning Considerations

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