While information-centric security practice is still the dominant responsibility of most security organizations today, it doesn’t take into account the increasing impact of technology use in other areas of business, both by the organization and by the supply chains that service them. As IT security requirements grow to encompass the “edge” of most organizations, broader cybersecurity needs grow to include cyberphysical needs, as well.

At Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, we'll explore the risks brought by the digital revolution and how to adapt your IT security requirements to encompass digital and cyber-physical needs. Through best practices in establishing and executing on a cybersecurity strategy,  IT executives will learn how to balance the benefits of digitalization with the new and emerging risks.

Below are answers to some of the most pressing security, risk and compliance questions as well as highlighted sessions at this year's conference.


Q&A with Gartner expert Tom Scholtz, Distinguished VP Analyst on security, risk and compliance

Security and risk practices continue to evolve in line with digitalization. Technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, robotic process automation and the Internet of Things (IoT) offer both new risks and new opportunities to security and risk leaders. From a cyber risk perspective, acceptance of cloud computing has reached a tipping point as enterprises formalize their cloud security strategies.

Some organizations still believe cybersecurity can be effectively addressed through technology alone. Furthermore, many organizations equate regulatory or standards compliance with effective cybersecurity.

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Gartner Security and Risk Predicts

  • By 2020, over 25% of identified attacks in enterprises will involve IoT, though IoT will account for less than 10% of IT security budgets.
  • By 2020, IT-sponsored information security programs will suffer three times as many significant breaches as those sponsored by business leaders.
  • By 2020, security skill management programs that include experimental recruitment and talent retention practices will rise to 20%, which is an increase from 2% in 2016.
  • By 2020, 25% of IT security organizations will restructure based on the influence of cyberphysical systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), up from less than 5% today.
  • By 2020, 60% of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk.

Security, risk and compliance spotlight sessions:

  • Outlook for Privacy and Why It's Important: Insight Into Global Privacy Developments - Bart Willemsen, VP Analyst Gartner
  • HCL Top Security and Risk Management Trends for 2019 and Beyond - Claudio Neiva, VP Analyst Gartner 

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