Speaker Bio

Brian Lowans

Brian Lowans

Sr Director Analyst
Brian Lowans, Ph.D., MBA is a Senior Director Analyst within the Digital Workplace Security Team, which is part of the Information Security and Privacy research organization of Gartner Research. Dr. Lowans focuses on a range of data security issues, including data security governance, data risk assessment and infonomics, structured and unstructured data encryption and tokenization, database audit and protection, encryption key management, key management as a service and cloud data security issues, as well as other information security, privacy and risk topics.
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Monday, 27 February, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM GST
How to Secure Your Data Using Data Security Platforms?

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.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM GST
Why You Need a Data Security Steering Committee

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!

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