Speaker Bio

Chris Silva

Chris Silva

VP Analyst
Chris Silva is a Research Vice President on Gartner's Endpoint and Workspace Security team focused on the market for endpoint protection and detection technology. Chris's research and advisory support clients making investments in EPP and EDR tooling, securing endpoints and their data and using tools like Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and strategies such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to improve the ability to get work done anywhere, securely.

Chris's background in advisory, consulting and IT support offer a unique perspective to support Gartner's clients; supporting end-user organizations in choosing and optimizing technology, helping vendors tune products to current market needs and supporting investors to make winning bets in emerging markets.

Outside of work, Chris can often be found cycling, hiking or paddling in and around New England.
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Monday, 25 July, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM JST
Outlook for Endpoint Security 2022

Endpoint now covers a wide variety of devices, and organisations invest heavily in trying to secure them. So why is it that malware attacks such as ransomware are still so prevalent. We discuss how securing the endpoint needs to go beyond protecting the individual endpoint, to protect the diverse range of endpoints that make up an organisation.

Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 / 11:25 AM - 11:55 AM JST
What Is "XDR" and Why Should I Care

Extended detection and response, or "XDR," is on every security vendor’s marketing these days. But what is XDR and why do you need it? Is it an architecture or a product, and will it replace stuff you already have? This presentation explains what you need to know about XDR and what you should do about it.

Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 / 05:20 PM - 05:50 PM JST
The Emerging "Private Sector" of Threat Actors

The high profile and intractability of ransomware attacks has been a big payday for the organizations behind these attacks. Reporting revenues in the $100s of Millions, todays threat landscape is witnessing a burgeoning "private sector" of threat actors with defense-grade techniques.

Motivated by financial gain, a greater volume and scope of targets means greater "success." Responding requires key investments in endpoint security, backup and recovery, and a mix of services to back up your team before, during and after an attack, something Gartner found only 13% of firms surveyed were able to avoid in 2021.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.