This IDC study describes IDC's IT Security MaturityScape framework, which identifies the stages, dimensions, outcomes, and actions required for companies to effectively foster the security maturity needed to compete in the new era of the 3rd Platform. IDC's IT Security MaturityScape enables an organization to assess its architectural competency and maturity with respect to its leadership, organization, processes, deliverables, and technology. This maturity model provides CIOs, CEOs, LOB leaders, functional leaders, and other senior leaders with insights that will help their organization mature and thrive in the new business environment ignited by the 3rd Platform.
"Enterprises often see security as a never-ending black hole of spending that should either be avoided or indulged," said Pete Lindstrom, vice president of Security Strategies. "In reality, the most mature security programs seek to maximize the amount of risk reduction with the minimum amount of applied resources."