Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

September 20 – 22, 2021 | Orlando, FL

Enabling Innovation:
Secure the Future. Manage 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 security and risk management leader, 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 innovation securely. And you play a key role in making sure that security resilience is built-in from the start.

Join Gartner experts and your peers at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2021, September 20 – 22, in Orlando, FL, to share valuable insights on establishing an effective, risk-based cybersecurity program that enables digital innovation to seize the opportunities of the digital future.

Leadership & Strategy

Advance your leadership skills and learn how to develop a security strategy for agility and resilience in uncertain times.


Unlock the potential of new and emerging technologies, and meet the providers changing the security and risk landscape.

Critical Insights

Explore the latest trends in cloud security, privacy, threat management, infrastructure protection, application security, cybersecurity mesh and more. 

In this time of extraordinary turmoil, it’s even more important to come together as a community. At Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, we explore the latest Gartner insights and recommendations, exchange new ideas and best practices, and help one another to be resilient in the new normal.

Jeffrey Wheatman

VP Analyst and Conference Chair

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    Join a global community of CISOs and security and risk executives

    Whether you’re a chief information security officer (CISO) looking to improve your leadership skills, a security professional who needs practical advice to accelerate progress on your next initiative or a business continuity management leader trying to implement resilience practices across the organization, you’ll find your program, peers and strategic partners at this conference:

    Strategy to drive and manage change
    • Balance the need to innovate while “keeping the lights on”
    • Become an effective partner with business executives; shift from “order taker” to “trusted advisor”
    • Overcome the barriers of organizational culture, resources and talent to grow and scale your digital initiatives
    • Drive cost optimization to fund digital transformation initiatives
    Practical methods and long-term strategies to build a more trusted, resilient environment for digital business
    • Anticipate the emergence of advanced attacks that evade traditional security.
    • Manage the emergence of new risks with digital business, cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things.
    • Increase in citizen IT and IT activity happening without the intervention of IT.
    • Develop a security program/project that addresses identified risks and business security requirements.
    • Assist staff in understanding and responding to security audit failures, provide security communication, awareness and training.
    Critical insights to measure and manage the impact of risk on digital business
    • Measure and manage the impact of risk on business performance.
    • Establish and maintain your organization’s overall IT risk management program.
    • Manage and oversee the monitoring of risk mitigation and coordination of policy and controls. 
    • Implement practices that meet defined policies and standards for information risk management.
    • Determine acceptable levels of risk for the company as a whole and for various internal departments and organizations.
    • Benchmark risk management practices of other companies, understand industry best practices, and monitor the legal and regulatory environment.
    Implement security technologies efficiently and effectively
    • Define and assess the organization’s security strategy, architecture and practices.
    • Participate in application and infrastructure projects to provide security-planning advice.
    • Draft security procedures and standards to be reviewed by executive management. 
    • Validate security configurations and access to security infrastructure tools, including firewalls, web application firewalls and anti-malware/endpoint protection systems.

    Tracks at a Glance

    Access the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help security and risk management leaders improve resilience, accelerate innovation and drive business growth. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    CISO Circle*

    The CISO Circle is an exclusive forum for chief information security officers and their peers that provides targeted research, workshops and networking opportunities. Join us to gain cutting-edge advice from Gartner and industry experts. (*Application is required.)

    Track B

    Management & Leadership

    Prioritizing decisions related to unknown risks and known exposures is a constant challenge. This track discusses top security and risk management trends in 2021, leadership vision for actionable change and practical use cases for risk decision making.

    Track C

    Digital Risk Management

    New risk assessment models are designed to address two critical aspects of digital business: speed and scalability. This track offers ideas and tools for you, a risk leader, to innovate risk management practices and optimize the value of your risk management investment.

    Track D

    Security Technology & Architecture

    The number of security product and service solutions in the market is staggering and is complicated by the evolving range of delivery models. This track provides insights into the security markets and best practices in adopting and using technology solutions.

    Spotlight Track

    Infrastructure Protection Strategies

    This track provides fresh, practical strategies to address the most significant future risks: transformation to location-independent enterprise, employee workspaces and server workloads migrating to cloud-delivered and cloud-secured solutions, and securing the remote enterprise.

    Spotlight Track

    Business Enablement

    As organizations accelerate digital transformation, risk and compliance issues slow progress. This track focuses on the protection of the core infrastructure of digitalization, which will enable managers to embrace digital initiatives faster and with greater confidence.

    Spotlight Track

    Market Dynamics & Evolution

    This track provides insights to help security technology providers, investors and the media understand trends and dynamics in the marketplace. Learn how to create differentiated value, identify future growth opportunities and understand the mindset of security buyers.

    Spotlight Track

    Technical Insights: Architecture

    This track builds on Gartner for Technical Professionals research to deliver actionable, technical insights into security best practices, methodologies and tools that ensure deployment success. Learn how to architect effectively the scalability of security controls.

    Spotlight Track

    Midsize Enterprise

    Midsize enterprises (MSEs) are resource-limited for people, budget and time. These limitations require creative, rightsized approaches to security and risk management. MSE sessions provide pragmatic advice addressing resource obstacles and risk management level.

    Spotlight Track

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have become priorities for workplace performance and culture. Security and risk management (SRM) leaders must integrate DEI into the strategy, governance and management of the SRM workplace to achieve true acceptance across teams.

    Return to in-person conferences

    As vaccination programs continue to rapidly accelerate in many countries around the world, we are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Gartner conferences later this year.

    Gartner will hold in-person conferences only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of attendees, exhibitors, partners and our associates. These criteria include adhering to national government and health agency guidelines in countries where the vaccine is readily available to the majority of the population, in addition to taking all practical actions on-site.


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