Gartner Information Technology Research

7 Critical Elements of a Security Risk Management Framework

Published: 05 March 2020

ID: G00461795

Analyst(s): Michael Kranawetter


Security risk management methodologies can be used to establish a business-oriented decision framework. Security and risk management technical professionals should use this research for guidance on developing a systematic and proven framework based on international standards and methodologies.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Value Creation and Protection Principles
    • Leadership and Commitment
    • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Alignment
    • Enterprise Architecture Connection
    • Project Management Capabilities
    • Output Management
    • Security Program Embedding
    • SRM Foundation
    • Take the “Encyclopedia Approach”
  • Security Risk Management Framework
    • SRM Framework Essentials
    • Risk Assessment
    • Risk Treatment
    • Risk Aggregation
    • Risk Register
    • Risk Monitoring
    • Risk Communication

Risks and Pitfalls

  • Related Guidance

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