[Gartner] Top 7 Security and Risk Trends for 2020

Several new trends are emerging that highlight ongoing strategic shifts in the security ecosystem that aren’t yet widely recognized but are expected to have broad industry impact and significant potential for disruption.

Gartner has identified the ‘Top 7 security and risk trends for 2020’ to encourage security and risk management leaders to improve resilience, better support business objectives and elevate their standing in the organization.

Trend No. 1: Leading SRM leaders are creating pragmatic risk appetite statements linked to business outcomes to engage their stakeholders more effectively.

Trend No. 2: There is renewed interest in implementing or maturing security operations centers (SOCs) with a focus on threat detection and response.

Trend No. 3: Leading organizations are utilizing a data security governance framework to prioritize data security investments.

Trend No. 4: “Passwordless” authentication is achieving market traction, driven by demand and the availability of biometrics and strong hardware-based authentication methods.

Trend No. 5: Security product vendors are increasingly offering premium services to help customers get more immediate value and to assist in skills training.

Trend No. 6: Leading organizations are investing in and maturing their cloud security competency as it becomes the mainstream computing platform.

Trend No. 7: The strategic CARTA approach to security is starting to appear in more traditional security markets.

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