Paul Proctor

Paul Proctor

Distinguished VP Analyst
Paul Proctor is a VP and Distinguished Analyst, and former Chief of Research for Risk and Security at Gartner. He leads CIO research for technology risk, cybersecurity and digital business measurement. Mr. Proctor advises CIOs, executives and boards to manage risk and balance the needs to protect with the needs to run their business. Mr. Proctor's coverage includes board reporting, outcome-driven metrics, risk management, the Gartner business value model, and digital business transformation. His groundbreaking research in risk, value, and cost management helps organizations prioritize and invest in the readiness of technology to support their business and mission outcomes. In 2016, he was appointed to the University of California Cyber Risk Advisory Board by former Secretary of Homeland Security and UC President, Janet Napolitano.
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Monday, February 28, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM EST
Ask the Expert: Ransomware Fear vs. Ransomware Readiness

Ransomware could hit you tomorrow or 10 years from now. Stop fearing ransomware and start fearing your lack of investment to be ready for ransomware. Bring your questions to this interactive session and learn from those posed by your peers. Together we'll discuss deciding whether or not to pay, whether cyberinsurance will bail you out and what investments you should be making today.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM EST
Workshop: Be Prepared for Ransomware by Optimizing Your Investment Posture Now

If you’re ever in a position to consider whether to pay a ransom, you’ve already lost. There are investments you should be making today to ensure you never have to make that decision. Stop fearing ransomware and start fearing your lack of investment to be ready for ransomware. In this workshop, participants will use the Gartner Risk Optimization Model for evaluating investment decisions related to ransomware and develop approaches specific to their organization. The model can be used across a variety of use cases.

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