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STAMFORD, Conn., April 24, 2012 View All Press Releases

Gartner Announces Security and Risk Management Summit 2012

June 11-14 in National Harbor, MD

The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2012 is the premier conference and meeting place for IT and business executives responsible for creating, implementing, and managing a proactive and comprehensive IT strategy for information security, risk management, compliance, business continuity management, IT disaster recovery, and business resiliency.

The summit features five in-depth programs and more than 150 sessions, broken out into nine virtual tracks and five vertical industry tracks, which make it easy to follow key trends and hot topics, such as: cloud and security, advanced persistent threats, secure mobile applications, risk management and compliance, IAM, and crisis and incident management.

The event features:

  • Five distinct programs covering security, risk management and compliance, business continuity management, the role of the CISO and NEW this year, the business of IT security and risk  
  • More than 140 drill-down sessions presented by 40 Gartner analysts
  • Analyst-moderated user roundtables, workshops, user case studies and workshops and solution provider sessions
  • New research, trend updates, best practices, Magic Quadrants, long-range scenarios
  • Continuing professional education where you can earn CPE credits toward ISC2, ISACA, and DRII and IAPP Certification programs
  • A complimentary invitation-only CISO and CRO Invitational program available to a limited number of qualified CISOs and CROs.


*Mastermind Interview with Michael Dell, CEO, Dell

*CyberSecurity: A View from the White House: Howard Schmidt: CyberSecurity Coordinator at the White House. Former vice chair of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and former Chief Information Security Officer at Microsoft and Ebay

*"Information Security and Technology in General - Problem Solves. You're Welcome": John Hodgman, Actor, Author, Humorist and The Daily Show Correspondent

*Opening Keynote: Strategic Roadmaps for IT Security and Risk Management: Andrew Walls, Gartner Research VP

 *Gartner Keynote: Closing Insights and a Review of AHA Moments: Ray Wagner, Gartner Managing VP

The latest security and risk management tools will be demonstrated by over 100 companies that will be exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current sponsors is available on the Exhibitors page at

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit Web site at

Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerSEC.

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at

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