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Digital Business Requires Cybersecurity

Manage cybersecurity risk effectively across an evolving risk landscape

Digital business brings new risks

Cybersecurity risks pervade every organization and aren't always under IT's direct control. Business leaders are forging ahead with their digital business initiatives, and those leaders are making technology-related risk choices every day. Increased cyber risk is real — but so are the data security solutions. 

CIOs must engage in digital risk management

CIOs must become the central agent stressing the connections between business and digital risk. The key is to build influence across business units and ecosystems to better manage security and risk, find the right talent and ensure appropriate levels of protection.

“The thing that kept me awake at night (as NATO military commander) was cybersecurity. Cybersecurity proceeds from the highest levels of our national interest ... through our medical, our educational, to our personal finance (systems).”

Admiral James Stavridis, Ret.

Former-NATO Commander

Insights You Can Use

Cybersecurity and digital risk management: CIOs must engage and prepare

The failure to manage your digital risks is likely to sabotage your digital business and expose your organization to potential impacts well beyond a simple opportunity loss. The extent to which CIOs engage in digital risk management can be a crucial factor in avoiding such dangers.

Special report: Cybersecurity at the speed of digital business

Cybersecurity is the foundation of digital business and innovation. It must address a new reality in which IT organizations have little direct infrastructure, and their biggest security concerns will come from services outside their control.

Adapt your traditional staffing practices for cybersecurity

Security and risk management leaders struggle to attract and recruit qualified personnel. Gartner believes this dynamic will continue for at least the next three years as organizations accept the realities of digital business, necessitating alternative approaches to finding cybersecurity talent.

Case Study

Gartner Protects Client from Repeated Cyber Attacks

The Internet of Things creates possibilities we could never previously imagine, but it also leaves us vulnerable to attacks from more sources and devices. Your organization can stay safe with the right planning, tools and guidance.

Secure your digital business

Build a lock-tight cybersecurity, risk management and compliance strategy. Join leading CISOs and their teams at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2018 for key insights and personalized guidance to help you manage new and emerging threats, close talent gaps and create a more resilient digital business.

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