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Seven Imperatives to Adopt a CARTA Strategic Approach


Supporting digital business transformation in an environment of advanced threats requires a new approach for all facets of security. Security and risk management leaders can use the seven imperatives of a CARTA strategic approach to embrace the opportunities and manage the risks of digital business.

Published: 10 April 2018

ID: G00351017

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Imperative No. 1: Replace One-Time Security Gates With Context-Aware, Adaptive and Programmable Security Platforms
  • Imperative No. 2: Continuously Discover, Monitor, Assess and Prioritize Risk — Proactively and Reactively
  • Imperative No. 3: Perform Risk and Trust Assessments Early in Digital Business Initiatives
  • Imperative No. 4: Instrument Infrastructure for Comprehensive, Full Stack Risk Visibility, Including Sensitive Data Handling
  • Imperative No. 5: Use Analytics, AI, Automation and Orchestration to Speed the Time to Detect and Respond, and to Scale Limited Resources
  • Imperative No. 6: Architect Security as an Integrated, Adaptive Programmable System, Not in Silos
  • Imperative No. 7: Put Continuous Data-Driven Risk Decision Making and Risk Ownership Into Business Units and Product Owners

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