Gartner Research

Security Operations Primer for 2019

Published: 05 February 2019

ID: G00375726

Analyst(s): Kelly Kavanagh , Prateek Bhajanka


Security operations and vulnerability management are key elements of any effective security program. Gartner’s 2019 research will guide security and risk management leaders as they detect, investigate and respond to incidents and attacks in their IT environments to minimize business disruption.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What are the most effective practices to establish and manage a security operations capability?
    • Who are the leading providers of security monitoring technologies?
    • Who are the leading security monitoring service providers?
    • Which best practices and emerging technologies can be used to investigate and manage security incidents?
    • How can vulnerability management help to defend against advanced threats?
    • What are the most effective technologies available in the market to assess and remediate vulnerabilities?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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