Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Security Operations 2023

Security operations technologies and services defend IT/OT systems, cloud workloads, applications and other digital assets from attack by identifying threats and vulnerability exposures. Security and risk management leaders can use this research to strategize and deliver SecOps capability and functions.

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Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Security Operations 2023

Security operations (SecOps) must find ways to adapt. To do so, SRM leaders should adopt an exposure-based approach to operations, promoting business relevance. As a primary function, SecOps is responsible for maintaining visibility across technology estates for the purposes of monitoring and responding to potential threat activity, and
actively advising and reducing risk through careful orchestration of controls. To achieve its goals, it’s equipped with technologies and services aimed at providing deep visibility of technology networks, assisting with diagnostic outcomes and, in some cases, control

However, even with previous advancements made in data science and analytical interventions, these tools and services have led to an inundation of data, disparity in tooling, and ultimately end users managing the complexities of triage and analysis across a multitude of platforms. While many of these capabilities champion increased visibility, they also highlight the need for a more unified approach that is centered on better
prioritization for faster, risk-based outcomes.


Some key capability areas SRM leaders must include in their roadmap are:

  • Implementing continuous threat exposure management (CTEM) concepts.
  • Applying a business-relevant approach to improve the breadth and relevance of detection and response.
  • Maximizing automation for the reduction of response times.
  • Leveraging generative cybersecurity AI for operational efficiency gains and skill augmentation

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