Gartner®: Hype Cycle™ for Security Operations, 2022

What’s inside this Gartner report?

“Security operations technologies and services defend IT systems from attack by identifying threats and exposure to vulnerabilities. The entries included in this Hype Cycle aim to help security and risk management leaders strategize and deliver effective response and remediation.”

Security technology and services are key business enablers and can also be a huge expense. To get the best value, you need to evaluate the latest technology, services and trends, with an eye to the future of your unique business.

With this Gartner report you’ll learn:

  • The adoption of remote work, and increased use of mobile devices and cloud services have not slowed over the last 12 months. This has led to expanded requirements for organizations to track risk and threats to a wider set of digital assets
  • How the expansion of digital business functions and third-party-managed assets, means security and risk management leaders must reevaluate how their business-critical environments go about changing security strategy and tooling.
  • What three profiles are retired (one is hardware-based security) and which one was renamed.
  • What tech and services are on the rise, why they are important, how they benefit your org, and their maturity level (cybersecurity mesh architecture, exposure management, automated penetration test and red teaming tools, to name a few).
  • That the core focus for many security operations professionals remains prevention, detection and response—although a continuous assessment-and-exposure-based approach is growing in adoption adjacently.

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We believe the report is a guide for security operations professionals seeking ways to better strategize and deliver effective response and remediation.


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