Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

6 – 8 October 2021 | Tokyo, Japan

Enabling Innovation:
Secure the Future. Manage Risk.
Build Resiliency.

Recent global events have shown that innovation is essential for enterprises to survive and flourish. But accelerating digital innovation brings new complexity and risk.

As a security and risk management leader, you can enable your enterprise to embrace the technologies of tomorrow, today — and do it in the safest possible manner. You can help your colleagues understand the risks inherent in digital initiatives so that they can realize the benefits of innovation securely. And you play a key role in making sure that security resilience is built-in from the start.

Join Gartner experts and your peers at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2021, October 6–8, Tokyo, Japan,  to share valuable insights on establishing an effective, risk-based cybersecurity program that enables digital innovation to seize the opportunities of the digital future.


Lead digital business success by using digital design practices and defy conventional thinking during times of uncertainty to emerge as a winner.


Start with culture change when embarking on digital transformation, instead of waiting to address it later. Learn how to recognize the value of customer, citizen and employee experience in the business value proposition for digital business success.


Create information and technology operating models that are agile, responsive and innovative. Learn how to exploit the combined forces of data, analytics and artificial intelligence to deliver business value in and beyond the enterprise.

2021 has already seen business transformation through technology gain momentum, and it demands that security & risk management leaders fulfill the role to continuously enable a more secure future. This year’s summit will help you with recommendations on how to weigh the risks posed by digital technology and to ensure your organization’s resiliency in the future, and explore security approach required for the innovation era. We look forward to seeing you at this event.

Kaoru Yano

Director Analyst and Conference Chair

Join a global community of CISOs and security and risk executives

Whether you’re a 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.
  • Monitor the 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, IPSs, web application firewalls and anti-malware/endpoint protection systems.
Gain critical insights to sustain effective IAM programs to provide the right access to the right people
  • Improve capabilities and implement technologies to establish advanced threat detection and protection.
  • Strengthen privileged access management practices to prevent breaches.
  • Manage the acceleration of multifactor authentication deployments.
  • Meet changing customer needs with customer IAM.

Tracks at a Glance

Access the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help security and risk management leaders improve resilience, accelerate innovation and drive business growth. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

Track A

Management & Leadership

Prioritizing decisions related to unknown risks and known exposures is a constant challenge. This track discusses top security and risk management trends in 2021, leadership vision for actionable change and practical use cases for risk decision making.

Track B

Digital Risk Management

New risk assessment models are designed to address two critical aspects of digital business: speed and scalability. This track offers ideas and tools for you, a risk leader, to innovate risk management practices and optimize the value of your risk management investment.

Track C

Technology & Architecture

This track will provide 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.


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.

Return to in-person conferences

We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Gartner conferences later this year.

Gartner will hold in-person conferences only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of attendees, exhibitors, partners and our associates. These criteria include adhering to national government and health agency guidelines in countries where the vaccine is readily available to the majority of the population, in addition to taking all practical actions on-site.

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