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Grab the latest insights on risk management, cybersecurity, cloud security and more at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2023 in Dubai, UAE.

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Sunday, 26 February, 2023 / 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM GST

Registration & Information

Registration and information hours for the day.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 07:30 AM - 05:30 PM GST

Registration & Information

Registration and information hours for the day.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 07:30 AM - 05:30 PM GST

Engagement Zone sponsored by Arcon: Join us at our engagement zone for a mix of information and games!

Come to watch quick demos of our award winning products, play fun minigames and engage with Team ARCON to win exciting prizes!

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 07:30 AM - 05:30 PM GST

Gartner Zone

Demo our latest tools and gain insights that showcase how to maximize your Gartner benefits, including how Gartner for CISOs can help you make faster, smarter decisions on your most critical priorities.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM GST

Opening Keynote: The Top Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022-2023

Richard Addiscott, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Jie Zhang, VP Analyst, Gartner

Every year, Gartner produces impactful predictions across all practices. This presentation will compile the top predictions prepared by our cybersecurity experts for the year 2022-2023. Security and risk management leaders should monitor these trends to be successful in the digital era especially as most recognize that global change could potentially be one crisis away.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM GST

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM GST

Developing a Strategy for SASE Adoption to Securely Enable the Anywhere Workforce

John Watts, VP Analyst, Gartner

Enterprises are shifting to hybrid work environments to enable anywhere, anytime access to resources that are located everywhere -- in SaaS, in public cloud IaaS with some workloads in the traditional data center. A SASE strategy enables users, devices and branches zero trust access to resources, regardless of location. This session will lay out a strategic timeframe and roadmap for SASE adoption.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM GST

Outlook for Identity and Access Management 2023

Brian Guthrie, Director Analyst, Gartner

Identity-first security has emerged as a theme in many major security initiatives and policies. Supporting these initiatives as well as delivering on business requirements for smooth, simple and secure access, and authentication decisions requires disparate IAM elements to work in concert. This session will provide an update on the major themes in IAM to ensure that your IAM decisions in 2023 will support the strategy of the future.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM GST

Technical Insights: Plotting Your Course to Ransomware Defense

Jon Amato, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ransomware is a threat that requires a whole-business approach to defend against and the diversity of tools, techniques, and processes that enterprise security professionals can bring to bear to protect against ransomware can be intimidating. In this session, attendees will learn how to assess their program of ransomware defense and quickly close the gaps that attackers will use to make your organization the next name on their list of victims.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM GST

Ask the Expert: How to Build a Zero Trust Architecture

Nahim Fazal, Director Analyst, Gartner

What do we mean about ZTA , what are the first steps that we need to complete, and can we buy it out of the box?

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM GST

Workshop: How to Measure the Success of Your Security Awareness Program Without Asking

Lorna Trayan, Executive Partner, Domains, Gartner

Security awareness programs are undeniably critical to reducing risk within organizations, but their effectiveness can be difficult to measure without user input. This session will workshop what and how to measure the outcomes and behaviors that demonstrate an understanding of the challenges that users face, rather than using legacy approaches to assess knowledge.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM GST

CyberKnight: Adding Deception to Your Tool Kit - If Not Now, Then When?

The mantra often heard today is: “it is not a question of IF, but WHEN you will be breached." In this presentation, CounterCraft CEO David Barroso will share insights on why deception technology must be part of a CISO’s overall security strategy. Join David to learn how deception technology goes beyond detection and response to:
● Work in cloud-native environments
● Protect critical infrastructure at the world's most respected companies and governments
● Provide the clarity and results CISOs need to share with their leadership teams and boards

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM GST

SentinelOne: Mitigating Top Cyber Risks in the Middle East

The Middle East faces unprecedented cyber threats, with geopolitical tensions and global economic instability exacerbating the risks. Governments are accelerating the legislative work, and organizations are on the clock to modernize their information security program to protect better their critical infrastructure, sensitive information, and brand reputation. In this presentation, we will explore the top global and middle-east cybersecurity challenges and provide a practical strategy for mitigating these risks that will allow organizations to become more cyber resilient.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM GST

Roundtable: The impact of Data Security on Business transformation in MEA, moderated by IBM

Amr Ismail, Business Unit Executive, IBM Security Solutions, IBM Middle East & Africa, IBM

Frida Kleimert, IBM Security Market Director, MEA, IBM S993-CEBBS

As your organization undergoes a digital transformation, and your data footprint expands across various environments, partners and endpoints, your threat landscape expands, too. Cybercriminals seeking to exploit security vulnerabilities put sensitive and valuable information at risk. Join the roundtable discussion where we address a wide variety of data security solutions that can help organizations gain greater visibility and insights to investigate and remediate cyber threats, enforce real-time controls and manage regulatory compliance.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM GST

Outlook for Security Operations

Andrew Davies, Director Analyst, Gartner

Security operations are undergoing a transformative change when our security is planned and delivered. Do you really need to centralize data for security? Is there a single solution to solve all my security needs? How do we determine what is threat intelligence for us? Learn what technologies, processes and services will have the biggest impact on how security operations are delivered in 2022.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM GST

The Key Drivers for CISO Effectiveness

Wam Voster, VP Analyst, Gartner

Security and risk management leaders are often treated as scapegoats in cases of breach. By the same token, digital business has propelled security and risk to become a boardroom issue, business units have increased their expectations (and demand) of their leadership, and regulatory demands are often challenging. This session will shed light on the leadership traits that aide in a successful and balanced approach between the demands of the business and the effectiveness of the leader.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM GST

Threat Hunting Starter Kit: The Tools and People Required to Start Hunting on Your Own

Nahim Fazal, Director Analyst, Gartner

Ever wanted to start threat hunting in your environment or contemplated what is required to do it? Here is a spoiler, you don't need a third party to do it for you as long as you have some necessary tools and capable personnel. Enter into the cyber wilds to get some foundational guidance on how your organization can perform the overly hyped and sensationalized art of threat hunting.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM GST

Ask the Expert: How to Mitigate Software Supply Chain Security Risks

William Dupre, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Attackers are targeting software development systems, open-source artifacts and DevOps pipelines to compromise software supply chains. In this Ask the Expert session, we will answer questions on emerging trends such as software bill of materials, hermetic pipelines and binary authorization to mitigate risks both for internally developed applications and externally procured software.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM GST

Attendee Lunch

Head to the Exhibit Showcase for a bite to eat! Engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious food and beverages. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 01:15 PM - 01:35 PM GST

Delinea: Going Beyond Zero Trust and Achieving Zero Friction

Mortada Ayad, Director, Sales Engineering, Delinea

Regulatory bodies, government agencies, and CIOs are mandating Zero Trust as a cyber security framework. What does Zero Trust mean for your security strategy? This session will describe where Zero Trust started, how it has evolved over the years, what it really means for your organization today and what you can do to realize the benefits.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 01:40 PM - 02:00 PM GST

Cribl: Conquering Security’s Data Challenges with Observability Pipelines

George Merhej, Solutions Engineering Manager, Cribl

Securing the enterprise no longer comes down to acquiring the right tools and building the best policies. Managing the flood of noisy, high volume security data means the difference between detecting a breach and missing a critical alert, but security teams are hampered by limited tools and incompatible data formats. Join Cribl’s Theater session to learn how observability pipelines put choice and control over data back into the hands of security teams.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 02:05 PM - 02:25 PM GST

Pentera: Security Validation at the Heart of Exposure Management

Surprisingly, the majority of breach-reasons today are NOT vulnerability-related, but rather caused by misconfiguration, application interfaces, supply chain or credential related security gaps.

Exposure Management is here to allow a strategy and process for addressing the reduction of risk over the entire attack surface.

This session would present a simple, pragmatic approach to implementing an Exposure Management strategy with minimal incremental investment while focusing on automation and validation.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM GST

Solving the Challenges of Modern Remote Access in the Hybrid World

Chris Silva, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will cover best practices to enable users' access to corporate resources, for both times of crisis and under normal circumstances. We will examine why always-on VPN is often the wrong choice while determining what is the right one such as ZTNA, CASB, with the evolution to SASE.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM GST

Case Study: Data Classification in the GCC Financial Sector

Ali Al-Majed, Group Chief Information Security Officer | Risk Management, National Bank of Bahrain

Data classification is a crucial step in order to have a better understanding of the value and criticality of the information asset. Further, it is a primary stage to detect and control how the corporate information asset is handled in various scenarios (e.g. read, modified, stored, printed, shared…etc.) by the stakeholders. In addition, a classification process is one of the indicators of the data governance maturity level in a certain organization. Data classification has recently become a mandatory requirement by the regulators in the financial sector across the GCC region. In this session a sample of the data classification relevant regulations in the GCC financial sector will be highlighted, a method will be presented to classify data and the main protection and detection controls that can be implemented to enforce governance around it will be explored.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM GST

Case Study: Data Privacy – Enterprise Journey to Maturity and Lesson Learnt

Somnath Sarkar, CISO, Mashreq Bank

Amid an unprecedented rise in privacy regulations and consumers' demand for active protection, there is the need to adopt new age and cutting-edge privacy. This session gives an opportunity to discuss and understand with live case study on how to navigate the complex privacy ask and build an enterprise level program and the road to maturity.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM GST

Ask the Expert: Are Today’s Security Awareness Capabilities Sufficient?

Richard Addiscott, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A majority of security incidents involve social engineering. This consistent trend suggests current compliance-based approaches to security awareness are insufficient. Join your peers for a discussion on practical ways to manage risk by changing employee behavior. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM GST

Case Study: Education, Exposure and Experience: Playbook to an Untapped Talent

Ed (Ayad) Sleiman, Head of Special Projects/Former CISO, KAUST

Come to see how you can remove the biggest obstacle in Cybersecurity history: Talent shortage. We are looking at the unfilled part of the cup when if we look closer, we will see that it has the potential to fill up with purified, usable, and potable water. You just need to start including the other half of the society that fills up the cup: Yes, women. Learn how to do that by listening to the story of Ed Sleiman, the former CISO of KAUST, an international university on the banks of the red sea, and how he did it. Ask challenging questions and get grilled by him on why you’re not able to get your program going.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM GST

Darktrace: Innovating Cyber Resilience – An Adaptive Approach

Cyber resilience is a topic firmly on Board agendas, yet the burden of incident response still falls mostly to human teams. Is there a role technology – specifically AI – could play to get ahead of the recovery before the situation becomes a crisis?

Darktrace’s Cyber AI Loop is a continuous, virtuous cycle that autonomously prevents, detects, and responds to attacks. In this session, explore how it represents a true step change for organisations to break free from a reactionary state, enabling real-time proactive mitigation of threats, while minimising the impact on business operations.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM GST

OneTrust: Best Practices for Managing Data Sprawl to Mitigate InfoSec Risk 

Scott Bridgen, GLOBAL OFFERING MANAGER - INTEGRATED RIS, OneTrust

Data is your most valuable asset, but data's speed, sprawl, and scale across complex business ecosystems present a risky reality. How can InfoSec leaders work to close the gap between Known-knowns, known-unknowns, and unknown-unknows with better data management?

We'll discuss a practical approach to automating IT risk and data discovery to enhance visibility without losing context to inform action. By leveraging purposeful automation, organizations can bypass manual stop-gaps to validate, report, and analyze risk to mitigate impact without disrupting the rhythm of business.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM GST

ThreatLocker: Zero Trust for Applications: Protect from zero-day attacks against vulnerabilities

Rob Allen, VP OF OPERATIONS, EMEA, ThreatLocker

The Zero Trust framework is based on the principle of "never trust, always verify." Join us to learn about Zero Trust, how to adopt it for applications, and the technologies you need to take control of your environment in the fight against ransomware.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM GST

Roundtable: Business Resilience: Have you been breached yet? Are you sure? Moderated by Akamai

Richard Meeus, SECURITY STRATEGY, Akamai

Leveraging effective Zero Trust to provide business resilience to ensure you can remain operational in the most demanding of circumstances is an aspirational target for many organisations. In this roundtable discussion with your peers, we will address the strategic and tactical tools to look at both North-South and East-West threat mitigation to ensure your business stays effective, remove traditional barriers and gain efficiencies across your organisation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM GST

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 03:50 PM - 04:10 PM GST

Archer: Why risk quantification has become an essential component of an IRM platform

David Vose, VP RISK MANAGEMENT, Archer

How can we save money and effort on our risk management activities? Where do we need to invest more? Archer’s IRM platform now provides risk quantification tools that answer these questions. Attend this session to understand how to:
- Constrain aggregate risk exposure to within acceptable tolerances;
- Use resources effectively to manage risks across disparate areas like cyber security, H&S, ESG transition, and project management
- Get the right insurance coverage at a fair price;
- Focus management of the risks that most threaten your organization’s strategic goals.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM GST

How to Secure Your Data Using Data Security Platforms?

Brian Lowans, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Vendors are merging data security capabilities into larger platforms to provide enhanced security beyond what each individual component could do alone. This forms a new capability known as “Data Security Platforms (DSP).” Not all vendors have already achieved broad coverage. This session shows the as-is state of DSP and its variants. IT leaders get into a position to judge what platform variant fits their context.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM GST

Outlook for Cloud Security

Jay Heiser, VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud security remains a top priority. This presentation summarizes the problems, recommended processes and new product types to address three key issues: What are the unique risks associated with public cloud service providers, and how can they be controlled? What are the unique security challenges of IaaS and how can they be mitigated? What are the unique control challenges of SaaS and how can they be addressed?

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM GST

Case Study Presentation

Details coming soon.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM GST

Ask the Expert: How to Address OT/IoT Security?

Wam Voster, VP Analyst, Gartner

In the face of dynamic change in IoT/OT security landscape, what are the best practices you should adopt to address IoT/OT environments.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM GST

Expert Guide to Network Security, Now and Into the Future

John Watts, VP Analyst, Gartner

Check in to make sure you are current on network security offerings and how they complement each other, but stay to see how they are evolving and what new technologies will transform your current processes over the next few years.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM GST

Fix What Matters: Provide DevOps Teams With Risk Prioritized Vulnerability Guidance

William Dupre, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Traditional application security efforts often are reactive, incomplete, and unsuccessful in achieving their goals — barriers preventing success in scaling AppSec programs and in keeping pace with the faster pace of development. In this session, we’ll provide specific insights and guidance on how to shift programs to a more proactive, risk-based foundation better adapted to modern application development efforts — and greater AppSec success.

Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM GST

Minimize Risk by Better Knowing and Managing Your Data

Ravisha Chugh, Principal Analyst, Gartner

Data breach is now more of a reality than a threat which can expose personal and corporate intellectual property. CIOs, CISOs and general counsel are teaming together to improve readiness for this reality. This session will provide insights to actionable and proactive steps to reduce exposure by establishing knowledge of your data to align with access expectations and life cycle management.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM GST

Registration & Information

Registration and information hours for the day.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM GST

Engagement Zone sponsored by Arcon: Join us at our engagement zone for a mix of information and games!

Come to watch quick demos of our award winning products, play fun minigames and engage with Team ARCON to win exciting prizes!

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM GST

Gartner Zone

Demo our latest tools and gain insights that showcase how to maximize your Gartner benefits, including how Gartner for CISOs can help you make faster, smarter decisions on your most critical priorities.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM GST

Guest Keynote: Enlightened Leadership

Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Bhutanese Politician, Environmentalist, and Cultural Advocate, Orog Consultancy

These are uncertain times. The Covid pandemic, political conflict and climate change make leadership both important and vulnerable. In this talk, Tshering Tobgay draws lessons from the leadership of enlightened beings to inspire leaders to navigate their companies during these anxious times.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM GST

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM GST

Axonius: From Asset Management to Asset Intelligence: Crossing the CAASM

As the sprawl of devices, device types, and solutions continues to skyrocket, environments only grow more complex. But there’s good news: asset management has evolved. Today’s “asset intelligence” moves from a spreadsheet approach to an API-driven, always up-to-date view into all assets via integrations of existing tools, data correlation at scale, and querying capabilities to find and respond to gaps. Join this session to learn how asset intelligence and the emerging Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM) category improves security hygiene, reduces manual work, and remediates gaps.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM GST

Outlook for Data Security 2023

Ravisha Chugh, Principal Analyst, Gartner

Data security is a top priority. This session covers current trends and emerging topics specific to data security. How organizations handle and consume data continues to rapidly evolve. Databases and cloud applications introduce rapidly evolving threats with with countermeasures following slowly. Planning to use data as the focus of security governance and security architecture roadmaps is critical for any security and risk management program.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM GST

Technical Insights — Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture: The Next Generation of Security Architecture

Patrick Hevesi, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will discuss the reference architecture and dive deep into how to build the cybersecurity mesh architecture (CSMA). We will discuss the evolution of best-of-breed to the new CSMA along with pros and cons of each approach. Finally, we will discuss the vendor landscape from larger security vendors with full stacks to open source/distributed CSM solutions.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM GST

Build a More Security-Conscious Corporate Culture to Actually Reduce Cybersecurity Risks

Richard Addiscott, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

While the human element is the most prominent contributor to data breaches, legacy approaches delivering curriculum-based, awareness-centric programs are no longer effective. CIOs and CISOs must look beyond merely raising 'security awareness' and embed a contextually-appropriate security culture for their organization. Join this session to learn how to build and deliver an effective security behavior and culture program (SBCP).

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM GST

Ask the Expert: How to Effectively Manage the Cyber Risks of the Cloud?

Jay Heiser, VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud adoption is widespread, and many organizations are now cloud-first in their technology adoption. Join your peers for a discussion on cloud security challenges and the solutions that have been most effective.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM GST

Workshop: The Gamification of Threat Modeling

William Dupre, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Threat modeling helps identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in a system design, aiding in the creation of relevant controls to address risks within a system. Attendees will play a threat modeling game to learn how to identify weaknesses within an application design.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM GST

ARCON: Converged Identity: The Future & How We Will Reach There!

Anil Bhandari, Chief Mentor, ARCON

An increase in the types of digital identities, coupled with multi-cloud adoption, has added complexity to managing identities and privileges. How does one get future-ready, to address these new-age challenges? An Identity-centric security strategy centers on effective governance with zero trust, that simplifies and unifies critical aspects of Access Management (AM), Identity Governance Administration (IGA) and Privileged Access Management (PAM). Join us to explore the benefits of a Converged Identity security approach that is outcome-driven, and looks to ditch the silos of key IAM components.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM GST

Secureworks: Ransomware and Beyond: Evolution of the Threat Landscape

[What You’ll Learn]

• How threat actors’ tactics, techniques, and procedures have changed
• The severity of ransomware and how to defend against it
• First-hand experiences and best practices from cybersecurity experts

The business world has been through a massive evolution in past years, and so have threat actors. No single industry is immune to an attack — but you can be prepared with an understanding of the rapidly evolving threat landscape. After all, cyber threats change quickly, your cybersecurity must do the same.

Join Don Smith, Vice President, CTU, Secureworks®, as he discusses the changing threat landscape, growing risk of ransomware and gives a glimpse of how the Counter Threat Unit operates.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM GST

Roundtable: How to Reduce Vulnerabilities and Defend Your Brand Against DDoS Attacks, moderated by Edgio

DDoS attacks are constantly evolving - increasing in size, frequency and sophistication. These attacks can result in devastating costs to businesses - an estimated $300,000 per hour. And this doesn’t take into account the cost to brand reputation and customer loyalty. Join Darrin Reynolds, CISO Edgio in this roundtable discussion, along with your peers to discuss and share how a holistic security solution can help detect and streamline resolution. In this session, we will discuss how to:
• Adopt a scalable, holistic security platform
• Protect your network, applications, and origin using an edge-based DDoS protection solution
• Thwart direct-to-origin attacks with a DDoS scrubbing solution
• Improve your business’ security responsiveness.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM GST

Cyber-Physical Systems Security — Top 10 Must-Dos

Wam Voster, VP Analyst, Gartner

2021 showed that attacks are moving closer to operational or mission-critical environments where cyber-physical systems (CPS) live. Whether they are born of OT/IT convergence or from IoT, IIoT, or Smart "X" efforts, CPS are everywhere and mandate different approaches to security than IT systems.
What are the top 10 must-dos to protect them?

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM GST

What Is "XDR" and Why Should I Care

Charlie Winckless, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

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, 28 February, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM GST

Case Study: Expand your Security Operation Center visibility to monitor OT environment

Abdulatif A. Alrushaid, Cyber Security Director, Saudi Air Navigation Services

This session will shed light into one of the largest projects in expanding the SOC visibility to cover ICS/OT environment in Saudi Arabia. The challenges that have been faced and how the project team managed to overcome them.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM GST

Attendee Lunch

Head to the Exhibit Showcase for a bite to eat! Engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious food and beverages. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM GST

CyberKnight: From Digital Laggard to Cyber-Leader

The need for organisations to transform was driven by the pandemic with the adoption of new applications and automation. The challenge is delivering cyber resilience as the criminals have transformed the way they operate, improving their evasion techniques and targeting critical infrastructure. Adopting Zero Trust segmentation is a simple way to deliver a structured approach to security. In this session we will look at some of the issues and lay out an effective approach to identifying risk and deploying preventive measures to contain an attack – limiting the spread of ransomware and breaches.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 01:10 PM - 01:30 PM GST

SANS: How to Address Cognitive Biases in Information Security

Barrett Darnell, CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR, SANS Institute

Cognitive biases are mental shortcuts that allow us to make decisions and judgments quickly, but they can also lead to errors in judgment and decision-making. These biases can have significant consequences in the field of information security, as they can lead to a lack of critical thinking and a failure to properly assess risks and vulnerabilities. Join this session to understand how security teams can test assumptions and help identify these cognitive biases in play and strengthen their decision-making process.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM GST

Security Strategy Planning Best Practices

Richard Addiscott, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Consistent, practical strategic planning is a prerequisite for security and risk management leaders establishing and supporting the credibility of their security programs. This presentation:
- Introduces a generic security strategy planning process
- Shares the unique best practices associated with security strategy planning
- Provides practical advice on communicating the strategy to stakeholders.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM GST

Technical Insights: 5 Steps to Start the Zero Trust Journey

Patrick Hevesi, VP Analyst, Gartner

Zero Trust is more than a marketing term once you see through all the marketing. Organizations are building application access with Zero Trust principles. We will discuss five key items you need to know for zero trust to work for your organization.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM GST

How to Brief the Board on Cloud Risk

Jay Heiser, VP Analyst, Gartner

Most organizations are making bad decisions about public cloud use because corporate management and technologists have a poor understanding of what the actual risks are. Cybersecurity leaders are ideally positioned to help the executive team conceptualize the risk ramifications of cloud computing, asking for their support in reducing those risks through the establishment of a new responsibility model.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM GST

Ask the Expert: Is Data Loss Prevention Still Worth the Price of Protection?

Ravisha Chugh, Principal Analyst, Gartner

Data loss prevention has always been a difficult subject to address, especially when budgets are concerned. This session will help security and risk management technical professionals consider the cost of risk mitigation that comes from an effective DLP strategy versus the potential loss without it.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM GST

Proofpoint: Managing Security Budgets To Reduce Cyber Risk – A Practitioner’s Guide

Ed (Ayad) Sleiman, Head of Special Projects/Former CISO, KAUST

Bert Skaletski, Resident CISO for EMEA, Proofpoint GmbH

How you spend your cybersecurity budget may determine the effectiveness of your cybersecurity defences. No one should spend 100k$ on a safe in order to protect 100$. The same holds true for cyber security budget allocations. In this talk, two CISOs share their insights regarding prioritisation of cyber security risks, how much budget to ask for and how these risks may impact business if left unaddressed. Learn how their clear vision is making a difference in managing cybersecurity risks.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM GST

Trend Micro: Attack Surface Risk Management-Surveillance & Vigilance for Cyberattacks

Bhavin Gandhi, Senior Sales Engineer , Trend Micro GCC

As organizations shift to the cloud, their digital attack surface continues to rapidly expand and leads to the increase in number of threats.

Attack Surface Risk Management helps Eliminate blind spots. Leverage continuous risk assessment and Automate & Accelerate response actions to mitigate these risks.

We explore how a unified cybersecurity platform can help improve your defenses against cyber risk in comparison to point products.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM GST

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM GST

A Pragmatic Approach to Implementing a Zero Trust Security Architecture

Charlie Winckless, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Changes in the threat landscape and ineffectiveness of current security architectures have created significant interest in zero trust security architectures. This presentation will pragmatically explore zero trust and zero trust networking and extend these concepts to operating systems, applications, users and data. Topics will include the NIST architectures for zero trust as well as technologies and vendors providing solutions.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM GST

Sorting Through The Pile: How to Prioritize Your Vulnerability Management Efforts

Jon Amato, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Those responsible for vulnerability management are undoubtedly familiar with "The Pile" — the often-massive reports produced by a vulnerability assessment tool that tells us what we have to fix. Those reports are undoubtedly useful, but often intimidating due to their sheer size. In this session, we'll learn the best practices for sorting through the pile, identifying what's important stuff and getting what matters fixed first.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM GST

Why You Need a Data Security Steering Committee

Brian Lowans, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations struggle to keep the business as the focus of their data security program. A cross-functional committee (CFC) can help keep the data security strategy centered on the business. This session will provide guidance for several questions, including "who should be included in your CFC?", "what is the importance and role of the CFC?", and "when should I establish this CFC?" among others!

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM GST

Outlook for Endpoint Security 2023

Chris Silva, VP Analyst, Gartner

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, 28 February, 2023 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM GST

Technical Insights: Adversary-Generated Threat Intelligence

Nahim Fazal, Director Analyst, Gartner

Intelligence created by an adversary through interactions with a deception assets generates real-time IOCs and TTPs that feed directly into better threat detection, threat hunting and threat modelling. In this session you will learn how to create and deploy deception campaigns that direct attackers into a deception environment that results in a stream of real-time actionable intelligence

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM GST

The Future of MDR, Where Next?

Andrew Davies, Director Analyst, Gartner

The MDR market is beginning to get to an initial stage of maturity, but there is still a high level of flux in the types of providers and the coverage of their solutions. During this session, we will offer participants a view into the direction of the market, the alignment with modern ways of working and core questions to ask providers offering these services, about their future.

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