Gartner Research

Threat Management: Time to Go Beyond Vulnerabilities

Published: 20 February 2019

ID: G00432763

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team

Summary

On January 17th, 2019, Troy Hunt announced his discovery of 773 million breached records. The discovery starkly illustrates the utter failure of vulnerability management to prevent — or even appropriately reduce — breaches. Leading CISOs recognize the current threat landscape requires a formally defined approach to managing threats, not just vulnerabilities.

Table Of Contents

Defining Threat Management

Five Activities within Threat Management

Visualizing Threat Management in Action

Understanding the Core Threat Management Process

Conclusion: Manage Threats, Not Just Vulnerabilities

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