Gartner Research

Manage the Digital Risks of Blockchain Initiatives

Published: 23 August 2018

ID: G00367441

Analyst(s): Earl Perkins


Digital transformation has become business transformation and optimization, and blockchain is a potential critical capability enabling that convergence. Security and risk management leaders require digital risk thinking and action to address blockchain risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Incorporate Risk Considerations That Address Value Transfer, Contractual, Resilience and Privacy Risks When Assessing Risks of Blockchain Initiatives
  • Develop a Simple Framework That Maps Strategic Risks With Operational and IT Risks Posed by Blockchain Initiatives for Identification and Assessment Purposes
  • Leverage Gartner’s Multilayered Model of Blockchain Security for Addressing Cybersecurity Risk to Business, Technical and Cryptographic Levels
  • Apply Gartner’s CARTA Framework to Address Particular Concerns of DevSecOps Activities in Handling Blockchain Initiatives Where Applicable

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