Gartner Information Technology Research

Optimize Risk, Value and Cost in Cybersecurity and Technology Risk

Published: 12 February 2020

ID: G00466056

Analyst(s): Paul Proctor


Cybersecurity should balance the needs to protect against the needs to achieve desired business outcomes. CIOs can attain this balance by optimizing risk and value in a business context through the lens of key stakeholder needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Optimize Cybersecurity Priorities and Investments for Risk, Value and Cost
  • The RVC Optimization Decision Model for Cybersecurity
    • Assessment Targets in Cybersecurity
    • The Value Dimension
    • The Risk Dimension
    • The Cost Dimension
    • The Risk Optimization Zone
    • Stakeholder Credibility and Defensibility
    • Business Context
    • Determining Cost
    • Assessing Value
  • Using the Model
    • Step by Step
    • Assessing Cybersecurity Risk
    • Identifying Stakeholders in Cybersecurity
    • Factors Influencing Credibility and Defensibility

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