Tom Scholtz

Tom Scholtz

Distinguished VP Analyst
Tom Scholtz is a Research Vice President and Gartner Fellow Emeritus. Mr. Scholtz also completed a term as the Chief of Research for Security and Risk Management. He advises clients on security management strategies and trends, and is an acknowledged authority on information security governance, security strategy, security organizational dynamics, and security management processes. Based in the U.K., he is a regular presenter at European industry events.
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Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CET
(04:15 AM - 04:45 AM EST)
CISO Circle Peer Conversation: Communicating Effectively with Your Board About Cyber Security

One of the key challenges that many CISOs face is how to engage effectively with the Board to ensure they receive the information they need to support risk-informed cybersecurity decision making. Often, Board reports are either too tactical or don’t provide the actionable insights the Board needs to help support the CISO’s agenda. Join this lightly moderated session session to share your experiences and ideas on effective communication with your board.

Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET
(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)
Best Practices in Communicating the Business Value of Cybersecurity

There are multiple approaches for communicating the business value of cybersecurity and none of them offer a single "best" way. All are relevant to different contexts. This presentation will discuss the characteristics of common approaches such as RO(S)I, price-performance analysis, outcome-driven approach, etc., and provide guidance on how to select the appropriate approach based on context.

Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET
(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)
CISO Circle Roundtable: The Evolution of the CISO Role — What's Next?

In a world of change and uncertainty, some are (again) predicting the demise of the centralized CISO role. However, more likely is another functional responsibility split driven by digitalization. Some CISOs will take these “business executive” roles, while others will continue in IT-oriented and operational tasks. Join this session to discuss: What type of CISO are you? Where will you excel? What's next for the role?

Wednesday, 01 December, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET
(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)
Use Behavioral Economics to Influence Security Culture and Decisions

This presentation will share how behavioral economics can help security and risk leaders understand how to influence user behavior and improve security culture.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.