The CISO Circle

Designed specifically for chief information security officers (CISOs) and those serving in the CISO role, the CISO Circle offers a curated executive experience, delivering presentations, discussions and exclusive networking opportunities throughout the conference. We recommend applying for this program when you register for the conference as seats for CISO Circle sessions are limited and fill up quickly. Make sure you don’t miss this exclusive experience, available only to verified CISOs and those serving in the CISO role attending Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit.

  • The opportunity to network and connect with Gartner experts and our community of CISOs
  • The chance to hear and share best practices in exclusive interactive sessions focused on the most pressing priorities of CISOs
  • Priority access to book your one-on-one meeting with a Gartner expert and register for our highly popular, interactive sessions led by Gartner
  • Special VIP meet-and-greets with Gartner speakers and guest speakers
  • Intimate roundtable discussions with CISOs from top enterprises
Applicants must meet the following qualification criteria to participate:
  1. Enterprisewide CISO or chief risk officer (CRO), or
  2. Business unit or regional CISO or CRO responsible for:
    • Private sector: $250 million+ in revenue
    • Public sector: 1,000+ employees

Qualifying CISOs or CROs from an information security and risk vendor or consultancy must be involved exclusively in their organization’s internal IT.

You can apply to participate in the CISO Circle when you register for Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit by verifying you are the chief information security officer, or chief risk officer, within your organization. You will be notified by email regarding the status of your application.

Application and approval are required for participation.

You can apply during registration, and you will be notified by email once your application is approved.

Already registered? Log back in to your registration profile and complete the qualifying questions.

The CISO Circle agenda provides targeted content, workshops and networking opportunities.
Exclusive sessions and opportunities
  • Anxiety, Stress and Fatigue, Begone! Mindfulness for the Burnt-Out Cybersecurity Professional
  • The Mad Scientist Lab: Cybersecurity Out of the Box and Over the Horizon
  • Research Discussion: The CISO’s Guide to Cyber-Risk Quantification
  • Leadership Exchange: Introducing the Gartner Cybersecurity Controls Assessment
  • Leadership Exchange: Measure the Real Cost of Cybersecurity
  • Leadership Exchange: Employees Don’t Need More Awareness, They Need Cyber Judgment!
  • Leadership Exchange: The Five Cybersecurity Board Questions That You Must Be Prepared to Answer
  • Townhall: How to Nudge People to Care More About Security and Risk

Workshops, roundtables and Ask the Expert sessions

  • Ask the Expert: Ransomware-Essential Advice for Proactive Protection
  • Workshop: Selling Your Cyber Strategy
  • Workshop: Gamifying Cybersecurity — A Day in the Life of a Cybercriminal
  • Roundtable: Four Third-Party Cyber-Risk Principles That You Must Adopt