Cybersecurity Conferences

Enabling Innovation: Secure the Future. Manage Cybersecurity Risk. Build Resiliency.

Recent global events have shown that innovation is essential for enterprises to survive and flourish. But accelerating digital innovation brings new complexity and risk.

As a cybersecurity professional, you can enable your enterprise to embrace the technologies of tomorrow, today — and do it in the safest possible manner. You can help your colleagues understand the risks inherent in digital initiatives so that they can realize the benefits of technology innovation securely. And you play a key role in making sure that security resilience is built-in from the start. 

At Gartner cybersecurity conferences, you’ll find objective insights, strategic advice and practical tools to help you manage your most critical IT security and risk priorities:

  • Secure your organization and identify vulnerabilities
  • Adopt a modern security perspective, transform security into a business function and enable business growth
  • Understand and evaluate emerging technology business impacts and cybersecurity risk
  • Foster a proactive culture by moving from threat-responsive to monitoring and detecting

Join us to hear from independent experts on what matters most now and how to prepare for the new normal:

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

20 – 22 September | Orlando, FL
29 November – 1 December | London, U.K.

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2021

Objective, expert insights on cybersecurity, cloud security, privacy, risk management & advanced threat detection
What will be covered in 2021?

Discover what matters most now and how to prepare for what’s ahead. Explore our 2021 conference tracks:

A: CISCO Circle
B: Management & Leadership
C: Digital Risk Management
D: Security Technology & Architecture

Spotlight Tracks: 

  • Infrastructure Protection Strategies
  • Business Enablement
  • Market Dynamics & Evolution
  • Technical Insights: Architecture
  • Midsize Enterprise
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Who should attend

Attendees will explore how to plot their next move and build resilience. Attendees included:

CISOs and security professionals:

Define your strategy for agility and resilience in uncertain times

Security executives:
Develop security programs to respond to emerging threats and advanced attacks

Risk management leaders:
Target the risks that matter most in the race to the digital future

Security architects and planners:
Select and architect effective security and risk solutions

Network, application, data security managers:
Protect critical assets

This is by far the best IT security and risk conference. The quality of the speakers, workshops, sessions and peer connections is outstanding. Add to that, leading vendors.

Donna Ross

CISO, Radian

Anticipate cybersecurity threats and build resilience

Business leaders are launching their digital business initiatives and making technology-related risk choices. Increased cyber threat is real, but information security leaders can reinvent security to keep pace with business demands. Security programs need to manage security and risk, identify the right talent and ensure appropriate levels of protection. Gartner IT security conferences offer the right planning insights, tools, guidance and best practices to help you get the job done effectively. You will come away with a clear path to implement the changes required in strategies, governance, technology and architecture.

We are focused on bringing you the highest-quality, most relevant security conferences. As we prepare to deliver future conference experiences, we are compiling our most relevant resources in one place to help you answer your top questions today. Explore research, articles, webinars, Q&As with Gartner experts and much more below to help you maximize productivity, minimize risk and enable supply chain innovation.

Explore the latest cybersecurity insights most relevant to you

Use our insights, advice and tools to create a change strategy, hone your leadership skills and meet increasing business expectations so you can keep your organization safe.

Take a fresh look at security management

As digital business evolves, CISOs must strike a balance between what is needed in a security program and the risks to undertake for the business to move forward. Help your organization seize opportunity with a vision for security and risk based on an ecosystem that enables trust and resilience.

Take a fresh look at cybersecurity

Many organizations take an ineffective approach to cybersecurity. Anticipate the emergence of attacks and new risks of digital business, cloud security, mobility and IoT by improving capabilities and implementing the right technologies.

Prepare for heightened uncertainty

Gain critical insights to measure and manage the impact of risk on digital business and develop a forward-looking view on the risks that will impact your organization.

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Top Security and Risk Management Trends

Although COVID-19 remains the biggest challenge for security and risk teams in 2020, the pandemic accelerated other trends across the security landscape. Gartner’s top five security and risk trends encompass ongoing strategic shifts in the security landscape that aren’t yet widely recognized but are expected to have broad industry impact and significant potential for disruption. 

Extended detection and response (XDR) platforms automatically collect and correlate data from multiple security products from the XDR provider and select partners to provide a better security operations capability. XDR should ensure security operations efficiency with alert integration and contextualization, automation, and configuration auditing. This technology also allows for better detection, as it can combine softer signals from a variety of security products to detect security events that may have been ignored when viewed without context. 

The technology offers a solution for companies who don’t have the resourcing or skill set to integrate best of breed tools in a SIEM tool.

When organizations combine a shortage of security talent with increasing availability of XDR platforms, it shines a spotlight on the need for more automation. Security teams have been much slower than other IT teams to take advantage of automation. Security process automation means that computer security operations are handled without human intervention based on predefined rules and playbooks. These tasks can include incident response investigation remediation and recovery, information correlation, identity management activities and system hardening. All these tasks are time- and resource-intensive and prone to human error, but almost all of them are relatively easy to map into rules. The time saved with automation means that security experts can focus on more interesting and career-advancing projects, which leads to better morale and potentially more innovation.

Artificial Intelligence has been an increasingly popular venture not only in security, but across the business. While the technology, especially machine learning (ML), can help implement automation and threat detection, attackers are targeting AI solutions with bypassing techniques and using AI to improve the sophistication of attacks like phishing. Security and risk management teams should recognize that while concurrently many businesses are investing in AI to improve their operations. These new AI systems are susceptible to attacks and unconscious biases. As a result, Security and Risk management leaders are starting to take a more active role in evaluating AI systems and ensuring they are properly implemented and maintained. 

Emerging threats in the cyber physical space are changing how security and risk teams think about security. Ransomware attacks have paralyzed entire cities, hospitals, and utilities and the increasingly blurred lines between physical and digital will only increase the opportunities for these attacks. As organizations and boards recognize the potential for these attacks to paralyze the business, security and risk teams have recognized the danger created by functional silos like OT security, physical security, supply chain security and product management security. As a result we are starting to see organizations implement a new role, the CISO, who is responsible for bringing together these silos and providing a centralized view of security that goes beyond data and transaction security. 

As consumers privacy concerns increase and governments implement more regulation (i.e. GDPR, CCPA), privacy has become a stand-alone discipline with an elevated standing. Privacy officers are increasingly looking at pervasive privacy issues that affect the overall business. Privacy is no longer just a part of compliance, legal or auditing; it is becoming a discipline that must be integrated across the entire business from corporate strategy to HR to governance and procurement. 

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