Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Risk Management, 2020

Published: 09 July 2020

ID: G00448047

Analyst(s): Jie Zhang


In 2020, CEOs continue to rank risk management as one of their top business priorities. Security and risk management leaders must rise to the challenge by equipping senior executives and board members with the practical risk management tools and advice highlighted in this year’s research.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • FinDRA
    • Cybersecurity Maturity Certifications
    • IT Risk Appetite Statements
    • Digital Risk Management
    • Blockchain for Data Security
  • At the Peak
    • Cyber-Risk Quantification
    • Breach and Attack Simulation
    • Application Security Requirements and Threat Management
    • Privacy Impact Assessments
    • Security Rating Services
    • Continuous Controls Monitoring
    • Data Classification
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Integrated Risk Management
    • IoT Security
    • Data and Analytics Governance
    • Unified Endpoint Management
    • Business Process Risk Modeling
    • Environmental, Social & Governance
    • IT Vendor Risk Management
    • End-to-End Supply Chain Risk Management
    • Operational Technology Security
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Crisis/Emergency Management Solutions
    • Hazard/Threat Intelligence
    • IT Risk Management Solutions
    • Business Continuity Management Program Solutions
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Enterprise Legal Management
    • Cybersecurity Maturity Assessments
    • Emergency/Mass Notification Services
    • Ethics and Compliance Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Qualitative Risk Matrices
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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