Published: 21 August 2023
Societal volatility poses a major threat to enterprise security, so CISOs must forecast the security impacts of social fractures and invest strategically. This entry in Gartner’s CISO Edge series introduces four scenarios they can use to plot a flexible strategy to ensure enterprise resilience.
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Sharp contrasts between the voice(s) of the people and the corporate mission will stimulate higher levels of insider risk.
Sharp contrasts between the voice(s) of the people and the corporate mission or the personal views of leaders will stimulate increased numbers of focused attacks on executives and their families, including physical violence.
Whatever their motivation, attackers exploit vectors that can be monitored and defended. The volume and persistence of attacks will increase, but mechanisms for defending against technology-based attacks will be common.
The connection between social discourse and cyberthreats will prompt more chief information security officers (CISOs) to invest time and money
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