The CISO Circle

Designed specifically for chief information security officers (CISOs) and those serving in the CISO role, the CISO Circle offers a curated executive experience, delivering presentations, discussions, and exclusive networking opportunities throughout the conference. We recommend applying for this program when you register for the conference, as seats for CISO Circle sessions are limited and fill up quickly. Make sure you don’t miss this exclusive experience, available only to verified CISOs and those serving in the CISO role attending Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit.

  • The opportunity to network and connect with Gartner experts and our community of CISOs
  • The chance to hear and share best practices in exclusive interactive sessions focused on the most pressing priorities of CISOs
  • Priority access to book your one-on-one meeting with a Gartner expert and register for our highly popular, interactive sessions led by Gartner
  • Intimate roundtable discussions with CISOs from top enterprises

Applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate:

  1. Enterprisewide CISO or chief risk officer (CRO)
  2. Business unit or regional CISO or CRO responsible for:
    • Private sector: $250 million+ in revenue
    • Public sector: 1,000+ employees

Qualifying CISOs or CROs from an information security and risk vendor or consultancy must be involved exclusively in their organization’s internal IT.

You can apply to participate in the CISO Circle when you register for Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit by verifying you are the CISO or most senior information security and risk leader within your organization. You will be notified by email regarding the status of your application.

Application and approval are required for participation.

You can apply during registration, and you will be notified by email once your application is approved.

Already registered? Log back in to your registration profile and complete the qualifying questions.

The CISO Circle agenda provides targeted content, workshops and networking opportunities.

Workshops, track sessions, and Ask the Expert sessions

  • Security Strategy Planning Best Practices
  • Outlook for Identity and Access Management 2023
  • What’s Top of Mind for CIOs and CEOs — Impact for SRM Leaders in 2023 and Beyond
  • The Key Drivers for CISO Effectiveness
  • Why You Need a Data Security Steering Committee                                     
  • CISO Roundtable: Are Today’s Security Awareness Capabilities Sufficient?
  • CISO Circle Workshop: Building Risk, Value and Cost Charts for Cybersecurity