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Top Security and Risk Management Trends

Published: 31 January 2019


Several new trends are emerging in security and risk management that reflect longer-term trends. Reacting to these developments provide opportunity for security and risk management leaders to improve resilience, better support business objectives and elevate their standing in the organization.

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  • Key Findings
  • 2019-2020 Trends
    • Trend No. 1: Leading SRM Leaders Are Creating Pragmatic Risk Appetite Statements Linked to Business Outcomes to Engage Their Stakeholders More Effectively
    • Trend No. 2: There Is a Renewed Interest in Implementing or Maturing Security Operations Centers With a Focus on Threat Detection and Response
    • Trend No. 3: Leading Organizations Are Utilizing a Data Security Governance Framework to Prioritize Data Security Investments
    • Trend No. 4: “Passwordless” Authentication Is Achieving Market Traction, Driven by Demand and the Availability of Biometric and Strong Hardware-Based Authentication Methods
    • Trend No. 5: Security Product Vendors Are Increasingly Offering Premium Services to Help Customers Get More Immediate Value and to Assist in Skills Training
    • Trend No. 6: Leading Organizations Are Investing in and Maturing Their Cloud Security Competency as It Becomes the Mainstream Computing Platform
    • Trend No. 7: The Strategic CARTA Approach to Security Is Starting to Appear in More Traditional Security Markets

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