23 – 24 March 2021 | Virtual

Balance Risk, Trust and Opportunity in an Uncertain World

In today’s risk reality, you have to anticipate new cybersecurity threats, deal with disruptive technologies and build resilience in a world where anything seems possible.

The virtual Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2021 is the one place you can hear independent experts on what matters most now and how to prepare for what’s ahead. You’ll learn how to create the security and IT risk management plans you need to give your organization the freedom to grow and innovate with confidence.

Join your security and risk peers to update and improve your cybersecurity and risk management strategy. Gain the insights, inspiration and information you need to deal with whatever the new decade brings your way.

Business

Lead digital business success by using secure and risk-based digital design practices, and establish your organization as a trusted participant in digital platforms, people, partners, services and things.

Strategy

Start with culture change when embarking on digital transformation, instead of waiting to address it later. Join us to gain valuable insights on establishing an effective, risk-based cybersecurity program.

Inspiration

Create information and technology operating models that are agile, resilient, responsive and innovative. Enable your organization to understand the risks and seize the benefits of our increasingly changeable, digital world.

In this time of extraordinary turmoil, it’s even more important to come together as a community. We look forward to welcoming you to the first virtual Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit! Together, we’ll explore the latest Gartner insights and recommendations, exchange new ideas and best practices, and help one another to be resilient in the new normal.

Tom Scholtz

Distinguished VP Analyst

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    Join a global community of CISOs and security and risk leaders

    Whether you’re a chief information security officer (CISO) looking to improve your leadership skills, a security professional who needs practical advice to accelerate progress on your next initiative or a business continuity management leader trying to implement resilience practices across the organization, you’ll find your program, peers and strategic partners at this conference:

    Create a strategy to drive and manage change
    • Balance the need to innovate while “keeping the lights on.”
    • Become an effective partner with business executives; shift from “order taker” to “trusted advisor.”
    • Overcome the barriers of organizational culture, resources and talent to grow and scale your digital initiatives.
    • Drive cost optimization to fund digital transformation initiatives.
    Get practical methods and long-term strategies to build a more trusted, resilient environment for digital business
    • Anticipate the emergence of advanced attacks that evade traditional security.
    • Manage the emergence of new risks with digital business, cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things.
    • Increase in citizen IT and IT activity happening without the intervention of IT.
    • Develop a security program/project that addresses identified risks and business security requirements.
    • Assist staff in understanding and responding to security audit failures, and provide security communication, awareness and training.
    Gain critical insights to measure and manage the impact of risk on digital business
    • Measure and manage the impact of risk on business performance.
    • Establish and maintain your organization’s overall IT risk management program.
    • Manage and oversee the monitoring of risk mitigation and coordination of policy and controls.
    • Implement practices that meet defined policies and standards for information risk management.
    • Determine acceptable levels of risk for the company as a whole and for various internal departments and organizations.
    • Benchmark risk management practices of other companies, understand industry best practices and monitor the legal and regulatory environment.
    Learn to implement security technologies efficiently and effectively
    • Define and assess the organization’s security strategy, architecture and practices.
    • Participate in application and infrastructure projects to provide security-planning advice.
    • Draft security procedures and standards to be reviewed by executive management. 
    • Validate security configurations and access to security infrastructure tools, including firewalls, web application firewalls and anti-malware/endpoint protection systems.

    Tracks at a Glance

    Access the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help security and risk management leaders create agile security and IT risk management plans to manage the risk inherent in digital business. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    Management and Leadership

    This track provides strategies and action plans to set expectations with your teams, business and third parties. Sessions discuss top security and risk management trends and projects for 2020-2021, the leadership vision for actionable change and how to develop agile cybersecurity programs to be better prepared for global shocks.

    Track B

    Digital Risk Management

    The digital risk management track offers ideas and tools for you to innovate your risk management practices, prepare your organization to be resilient through the new normal and prepare for the next inevitable crisis.

    Track C

    Security Technology and Architecture

    This track provides insights into the security markets, best practices in adopting and using technology solutions, the potential of new and emerging technologies, and how to architect complex solutions based on a variety of delivery models in a post-COVID-19 world.

    Track D

    CISO Circle

    The CISO Circle is an exclusive forum — crafted specifically for CISOs and their peers — providing targeted research, workshops and networking opportunities for peer-to-peer interactions. Join us to form valuable and lasting connections, advance leadership opportunities and learn how to prioritize business objectives with cutting-edge advice from a variety of experts, including thought leaders from Gartner and industry experts.

    Spotlight Track

    Diversity in IT

    Diversity and inclusion have become priorities for workplace performance and workplace culture. Security and risk management leaders must shape attitudes and behaviors to achieve true acceptance and inclusion across their teams.

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