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.
Welcome and orientation, breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Welcome Reception Sponsored by Securiti.AI
  • Breakfast: Is Hero Culture Sabotaging Your Diversity Initiative?
  • Breakfast: Pricing Cyber Risk
  • Breakfast: Closing Thoughts
  • Lunch: The Gartner Pitch Tank — Cybersecurity

Workshops, roundtables and Ask the Expert sessions

  • Workshop: Optimize Your Cybersecurity Tool Portfolio
  • Workshop: Building Risk, Value and Cost Charts for Cybersecurity
  • Workshop: Don’t Let Stress Burn You Out — Mindfulness 101 for Cybersecurity Leaders
  • Roundtable: How to Effectively Manage the Cyber Risks of the Cloud?
  • Roundtable: Are Today’s Security Awareness Capabilities Sufficient?
  • Ask the Expert: The Roadmap to CISO Effectiveness

Plus, other exclusive sessions and opportunities

  • Research Discussion: The CISO’s Guide to Cyber-Risk Quantification
  • Fireside Chat With Alex Stamos
  • Leadership Exchange: Mock Board Presentation — The Three Stages of Reporting Cybersecurity 
  • Panel: The Future of War Is Cyberwar, We’re All on the Battlefield — Featuring Rebecca Lively, Leigh McMullen, Christopher Raney, Andrew Walls
  • Fireside Chat With Equifax: Evaluating Cyber Risk in the Boardroom