Gartner Research

Security of Applications and Data Primer for 2019

Published: 05 February 2019

ID: G00375724

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


Security of applications and data provides critical guidance on software security assurance and data security governance. Security and risk management leaders must enable their enterprises to conduct business and compete effectively by minimizing risks and protecting critical applications and data.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do we protect applications while moving toward faster development styles such as DevOps?
    • How do we modernize our applications to enable our business without exposing the organization to new risks?
    • How do we put in place the right data security strategies and products while threats are increasing and privacy and compliance requirements are changing?
    • How can we protect data adequately across multiple locations and IT environments without hindering workflows and user experience?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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