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.

By 2020, 100% of large enterprises will be asked to report to their boards of directors on cybersecurity and technology risk at least annually, which is up from today's 40%.
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.

Assess and transform your programs to become digital business enablers

The conventional objectives of the security program must be expanded to include privacy, safety and reliability. Such a security program requires a clear vision that outlines the changes required in objectives, governance and architecture.

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.


Leading Enterprise Security and Risk

Investing more money in current security and risk management approaches is not enough to safeguard your organizations. Instead, security leaders need to reinvent security so they can keep pace with leadership’s demands to support new customer interactions and service delivery. 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 for key insights and personalized guidance to help you manage new and emerging threats, close talent gaps and create a more resilient digital business.