Sam Olyaei

Sam Olyaei

VP, Team Manager
Sam Olyaei is a Vice President 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, his domain focuses on strategy, governance, staffing/talent management, policies, metrics, and executive/board reporting.

Based in Philadelphia, he is a regular speaker and presenter at Security Summits and Industry Events worldwide.
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Monday, 12 September, 2022 / 08:15 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 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.

Monday, 12 September, 2022 / 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM BST
CISO Circle Lunch: Townhall -The Top Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022-2023

Join us for an exclusive town hall session with the Gartner experts who presented today’s opening keynote. This is your opportunity to ask questions about Gartner’s cybersecurity predictions and share your perspective with your fellow CISOs.

Monday, 12 September, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM BST
Leadership Vision for Security and Risk Management 2022

The challenges to security and risk management programs range from government/political intervention to digital business adoption to the impact of organizational culture of running a business. Security and risk management (SRM) leaders must develop a coherent program based on a clear vision and strategy. This presentation will address:
-What are the major trends affecting the security and risk management leader?
-What are the top challenges affecting the security and risk management leader?
-What actions and best practices should the security and risk management leader initiate?

Tuesday, 13 September, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BST
CISO Circle: Leadership Exchange: Mock Board Presentation - The Three Stages of Reporting Cybersecurity to Your Board

Almost 100% of leaders have now reported to their board/executives at least once in the last two years. In some industries, quarterly reports are standard. In others, board members have dedicated cybersecurity committees overseen by board members. Attendees should expect the following:

1) Insights to the Three Stages of Board Reporting At Every Organization
2) A Mock Security Board Presentation by Gartner’s Board Experts.
3) An interactive discussion that highlights new techniques, nuances and dynamics to consider

Wednesday, 14 September, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM BST
Stop Reporting Operational Metrics to the C-Suite, Really ... Stop

CISOs keep generating detailed charts, dump them into 50-page decks and throw them at their executives, hoping that anyone knows what they are talking about ... or cares. Instead focus on these areas: (1) What messages resonate best? (2) What structures are best for executives, (3) If you must show operational metrics, how can you make them more palatable?

Wednesday, 14 September, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM BST
8 Signs That You Have Security Conscious Corporate Culture

Measuring the effectiveness of a security behaviour and culture change program (SBCP) can be tricky. Sometimes you need to get a sense of things ahead of your formal presentations to the Executive or the Board. Join this session to identify eight observable things that signal your SBCP is on the right path and helping to reduce human-born cyber risks in your organization.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.