Gartner: How to make a digital risk plan and sell it to the board

It’s not enough for security pros to figure out how to protect digital enterprises from risks that can ruin the business, they must effectively sell it to corporate boards whose blessing is needed to authorize the plan, Gartner analysts told attendees at their Security and Risk Management Summit.

With that in mind, three Gartner security specialists walked the roughly 3,400-person audience through how to create a plan to manage risk and minimize damage when – not if – an attack succeeds, and the strategy for buy-in from the board of directors.

“One hundred percent protection should not be the goal,” Gartner analyst Peter Firstbrook told the gathering. “The goal should be resilience.”

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Network World Tim Greene