Sam Olyaei

Sam Olyaei

Sr Principal Analyst
Sam Olyaei is a Principal Research Analyst in Gartner Research, where he is a part of the Risk and Security Management group. Mr. Olyaei brings diverse and international experience in cybersecurity practices to Gartner clients and constituents. He regularly advises Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Risk Officers and non-IT executives on maturing their security and risk practices with cutting edge research and thought leadership. Specifically, Mr Olyaei's domain focuses on a wide range of issues related to security and risk program management including strategy, governance, staffing/talent management, policies, metrics, and executive/board reporting measures. Based in Philadelphia, Mr. Olyaei is a regular speaker and presenter at Security Summits and Industry Events world-wide.
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Monday, 28 October, 2019 05:00 PM|Monday, 28 October, 2019 05:30 PM
CISO circle: Five Questions on Security and Risk That You Must Be Prepared to Answer at Your Board Meetings!

It is now common practice, and in certain cases mandated by regulation, for a board of directors to require periodic reporting and event-based updates on the state of security and risk management in an enterprise. Developing and communicating an effective message that balances the need to protect with the need to run your business is critical to success. However, in many cases, Security and Risk Leaders are left frustrated and/or unable to answer elementary questions that the Board asks. This presentation will discuss: 1) What is the role of the board and what do they care about?
2) What are some of the most common questions that Board Members Ask? (and a talk track for these questions)
3) How can Security and Risk Leaders flip the conversation to educate the Board on issues that they need to know about?

Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 09:00 AM|Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 09:45 AM
Gartner Keynote: Digital Business and Culture Clash — Surviving the Revolution

Gartner research shows that success in the digital business revolution requires material culture changes inside and outside of IT. Organizations are limiting themselves through fear of technology, while the line between technology and business outcomes is disappearing. Non-IT executives treat security like a cost center and do not understand how to accept technology risks. A risk-aware culture must be developed and mature. Come hear about this groundbreaking research that links digital business success to culture and risk.

Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 01:15 PM|Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 02:00 PM
Top Security and Risk Management Trends for 2019 and Beyond

"Top" trends highlight ongoing strategic shifts in the security ecosystem that aren't yet widely recognized, but are expected to have broad industry impact and significant potential for disruption.
This presentation will describe the most significant trends in cybersecurity and how leading organizations are taking advantage of these trends.
Key issues explored will include:
Top technological improvements in the security product landscape
Trends in creating a top notch security organization
Strategic trends that will influence security strategy

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