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Get Your Plan On!

by Ben Tomhave  |  October 9, 2013  |  1 Comment

The Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) “2014 Planning Guide for Security and Risk Management” was published this week. It provides a great starting point for organizations embarking on their planning cycles for 2014.

Overall, the recommendations brought forward take into consideration the impact of the Nexus of Forces and a vital need to leverage scenario planning, as discussed in “Security and Risk Management Scenario Planning, 2020.”

Specifically, organizations need to expand their coverage of “cybersecurity” by challenging traditional approaches and the status quo, seeking opportunities to embed security responsibilities within operations and business functions, while providing better oversight and strategic coverage, such as through scenario/game planning. Also of great importance is the need to improve detection and response capabilities by investing in improved threat intelligence, monitoring tools, and incident response management functions. The sooner an incident can be detected, the sooner it can be interdicted, leading to reduced impact. At the same time, it’s still important to shore up the security of core functions and resources to help ensure resilience and survivability.

GTP subscribers can read more here. Also, check out my colleague, Anton Chuvakin’s, write-up on this publication.

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Ben Tomhave
Research Director
1 years at Gartner
19 years IT Industry

Ben is conducting research within the Security and Risk Management Strategies team under Gartner for Technical Professionals.


Thoughts on Get Your Plan On!


  1. It is always important to re-evaluate your existing management of security and risks. Vulnerabilities are constantly changing and it is of the utmost importance to stay ahead of the curve and make sure you are implementing and always evaluating the best practices and newest technologies. You must plan ahead and make sure you are covering your entire IT infrastructure.



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