Gartner Research

Application and Data Security Primer for 2018

Published: 25 January 2018

ID: G00344008

Analyst(s): John Girard , Ayal Tirosh , Brian Lowans


Security and risk management leaders must address complex risks to applications and data associated with digital business. This research provides insights and guidance to strengthen security initiatives for DevOps, software supply chain protection, application security and data security governance.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do we select appropriate data security products when faced with increasing security threats and changing data residency and compliance requirements?
    • How do we engage disparate technologies to locate data and protect it across different environments while providing appropriate levels of security?
    • How can adequate data protection levels be maintained as new environments and technologies are increasingly adopted?
    • How do we create or evolve an adaptive application security program that can support a wide range of development efforts?
    • How do we acquire the correct technologies and services necessary to effectively implement an application security program?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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