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Top Security and Risk Management Trends


The relentless pace of digital business and ongoing transition to cloud are challenging traditional security approaches. Acting on these developments, security and risk management leaders can improve resilience, better support business objectives and elevate their organizational standing.

Published: 27 February 2020

ID: G00466211

Analyst(s): Peter Firstbrook Neil MacDonald Lawrence Orans Mario de Boer Katell Thielemann Bart Willemsen Akif Khan Michael Kranawetter

Table Of Contents


  • Trend No. 1: Extended Detection and Response Capabilities Are Emerging to Improve Detection Accuracy and Security Productivity
    • Recommendations
  • Trend No 2: Security Process Automation Is Emerging to Eliminate Repetitive Tasks
    • Recommendations
  • Trend No. 3: AI Creates New Security Responsibilities for Protecting Digital Business Initiatives and Security Tools That Use AI and Defending Against AI-Based Attacks
    • Recommendations
  • Trend No. 4: Leading Organizations Deploying Cyber-Physical Systems Are Implementing an Enterprise-Level Chief Security Officer to Bring Together Multiple Security-Oriented Silos
    • Recommendations
  • Trend No. 5: Privacy Is Becoming an Increasingly Influential and Defined Discipline of Its Own
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  • Trend No. 6: Organizations Are Creating a Digital Trust and Safety Team to Maintain the Integrity of Interactions Wherever the Consumer Meets the Brand
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  • Trend No. 7: Network Security Is Transforming From an Appliance Model to a Cloud-Based Model Known as SASE That Combines Network Security Functions With Comprehensive WAN Capabilities
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  • Trend No. 8: A Full Life Cycle Approach Is Emerging for Protection of the Dynamic Requirements of Cloud-Native Applications
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  • Trend No. 9: Zero Trust Network Access Technology Is Beginning to Replace VPNs
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