Speaker Bio

Leigh McMullen

Leigh McMullen

Distinguished VP Analyst
Leigh C. McMullen is a Distinguished Vice President, Analyst and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CISO, Security & Risk Management team. Mr. McMullen leverages his experience as both a line-of-business manager and IT leader to provide CISOs with insight on navigating and making a difference within the C-suite.

Additionally, he provides clients with a holistic view of executive management leadership research, specializing on the topics of politics, influence, culture, business engagement, internal selling, marketing & communications. Mr. McMullen's Fellows work, the Delta Business Operating System examines business operating models which are designed to change and adapt rather than just scale.
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Tuesday, 26 September, 2023 / 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM BST
CISO Circle: Welcome and Orientation

This session, exclusive to CISO Circle attendees, will give you an overview of the sessions that comprise the program, enabling you to select the sessions that are best suited to you. The CISO Circle is designed to be highly interactive, giving you an opportunity to network and share best practices and experiences with your peers. This session will kickstart that process, enabling you to connect with your fellow CISO Circle members and prepare for these conversations during the Summit.

Tuesday, 26 September, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM BST
CISO Circle: Workshop: Anxiety, Stress and Fatigue, Begone! Mindfulness for the Burnt Out Cybersecurity Professional

Cybersecurity professionals work in high-stress, high-burnout environments. CISOs are on 24/7 and have short tenures compared to the rest of the C-suite. Their teams, stretched thin due to talent shortages and never-ending threats, suffer from chronic exhaustion. This workshop will offer practical techniques - rooted in mindfulness - to alleviate anxiety, stress, and fatigue, skills critical to flourishing at work and in life.

Wednesday, 27 September, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BST
Workshop: Cyberdeterrence — Can We Stop Attacks Before They Start?

The NIST CSF is missing a key aspect of cybersecurity. NIST establishes five functions: identify, protect, detect, respond and recover. But what if we can also deter? Join this workshop to discuss how cyberdeterrence can stop attacks before they even begin. We will discuss deterrence strategies, facilitate peer sharing and strategize on actionable steps to take when you return to your offices.

Wednesday, 27 September, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM BST
CISO Circle: Workshop: Selling Your Cyber Strategy

CISOs need to do focus on sales every day. Getting your board, stakeholders, allies in IT and even your own people with your agenda, is much easier if we employ the right tools. In this workshop, we'll take a hands on approach as we work a common case and learn the best way to position our agenda.

Thursday, 28 September, 2023 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM BST
The 2023 Outlook for Human Factors in Security

We like to lament that "the users are the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain," which means that as security and risk management leaders, you must understand the critical impact of the user community on your programs. From basic anti-phishing simulation through more proven communications techniques to sophisticated approaches based on social science, this presentation provides insight into the latest best practices in the human aspects of security.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.