Gartner Research

Top Security and Risk Management Trends

Published: 26 April 2018

ID: G00337028

Analyst(s): Sam Olyaei , Jie Zhang , Earl Perkins , David Mahdi , Jeffrey Wheatman , Peter Firstbrook


Senior executives are increasingly conscious of the impact cybersecurity can have on business outcomes. This attention provides a source of support for security and risk management leaders to take advantage of emerging trends to improve resilience and elevate their standing in the organization.

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  • Key Trends



  • Trend No. 1: Senior Business Executives Are Finally Aware That Cybersecurity Has a Significant Impact on the Ability to Achieve Business Goals and Protect the Corporate Reputation
  • Trend No. 2: Legal and Regulatory Mandates on Data Protection Practices Are Impacting Digital Business Plans and Demanding Increased Emphasis on Data Liabilities
  • Trend No. 3: Security Products Are Rapidly Exploiting Cloud Delivery to Provide More Agile Solutions
  • Trend No. 4: Machine Learning Is Providing Value in Simple Tasks and Elevating Suspicious Events for Human Analysis
  • Trend No. 5: Security Buying Decisions Are Increasingly Based on Geopolitical Factors Along With Traditional Buying Considerations
  • Trend No. 6: Dangerous Concentrations of Digital Power Are Driving Decentralization Efforts at Several Levels in the Ecosystem

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