A shift from threat prevention to detection is among the top growing trends that will dominate 2019, according to Gartner.
The market watcher has published its top seven security and risk management trends for the year.
Gartner research VP Peter Firstbrook said the trends pinpoint ongoing strategic shifts in the market that are not yet widely recognised, but are expected to have broad industry impact and significant potential for disruption.
"External factors and security-specific threats are converging to influence the overall security and risk landscape," he said.
"So leaders in the space must properly prepare to improve resilience and support business objectives."
Here are the seven top security and risk management trends that Gartner predicts will shape 2019.
1. Risk appetite statements are becoming linked to business outcomes
The ability of security and risk management (SRM) leaders to effectively present security matters to key business decision makers will become more important.
"Create simple, practical and pragmatic risk appetite statements that are linked to business goals and relevant to board-level decisions," Firstbrook said.
"This leaves no room for business leaders to be confused as to why security leaders were even present at strategic meetings."
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