The value of Gartner

Gartner brings security and risk management leaders and their teams the objective insights, expert guidance and practical tools needed to achieve their organizations’ mission-critical priorities. At Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, tackle your key initiatives and learn how to safeguard your organization, defend against your attackers and contribute greater business impact.


  • Objective, research-backed sessions led by Gartner experts
  • Personalized interaction with seasoned experts
  • The latest Gartner security and risk research debuted at the conference in an environment built for dialogue
  • The world’s largest gathering of senior security and risk management executives

Who are Gartner experts?

Gartner experts are the people behind the research our clients trust. They extract insights from qualitative and quantitative research and from thousands of client interactions every year. As objective leaders in the security and risk management field, Gartner experts serve as conference speakers, attendee mentors and research facilitators. 

Opportunities to interact with security and risk management experts

In addition to attending any track sessions across the conference agenda, as an attendee, you’re entitled to one Gartner one-on-one meeting, two roundtables and two Ask the Expert sessions for a deeper and more personal dive into particular topics or challenges. View the agenda for a full list of sessions.

Gartner one-on-one meeting*

This popular session provides you 30 minutes of undivided attention and support from a Gartner expert. Get feedback on a key initiative or share an urgent challenge. Attendees tell us these meetings in themselves are worth the cost of the conference admission.

Roundtable sessions*

Your security and risk management executive peers from leading organizations and various industries discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these small-group sessions moderated by Gartner experts.

Ask the Expert sessions*

These small-group discussions foster learning and feature one Gartner expert who answers your most pressing questions. 

*Hurry, space is limited. Depending on availability and eligibility, registered attendees may sign up for these session types via Gartner Conference Navigator after registration. 


The value of Gartner research, interaction with the experts, unparalleled peer group networking and inspiring speakers are just a few reasons attendees come back to Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit year after year. Here’s what attendees have to say.

“Gartner Security Summit offers an intense week of workshops, roundtables, fascinating keynotes and great industry-size-based networking. It provides me with the opportunity to understand the bleeding edge of information security and best practices in information security.”

Michael King
Director of IT Strategy and Architecture, SAIC

“I attend Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit because it is the only conference that provides me with the essential keynotes and breakout opportunities to be successful in my career.”

Frosty Walker
Founder and CEO, ATX Cybersecurity Strategies

“This is the only conference that provides me with a wide variety of information, tools, solutions and vendors to choose from. It has a professional, but also relaxed, setting with my peers.”

Jonathan Tyler
Information Security Manager/CISO, NASA Federal Credit Union