Speaker Bio

Christopher Mixter

Christopher Mixter

VP, Research
Chris Mixter is a Research Vice President, specializing in case studies of practices from the world's most progressive cybersecurity and IT executives. Chris is a regular keynote, breakout and workshop facilitator at Gartner events around the world.

Chris has more than 15 years of experience advising CISOs, CIOs and heads of global IT Infrastructure. He specializes in maturing the executive and functional leadership performance of cybersecurity and IT leaders, with deep expertise in operating models, talent, culture, and how to effectively influence the full ecosystem of cybersecurity & IT leader stakeholders.

Chris joined Gartner in 2017 via Gartner's acquisition of CEB, where he worked in research, sales and advisory roles for 16 years. He lives in Arlington VA with his wife, son, daughter, and a Border Collie who knows things.
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Monday, June 05, 2023 / 07:45 AM - 09:15 AM EDT
CISO Circle: The Mad Scientist Lab — Cybersecurity Out of the Box & Over the Horizon

Join this fast paced, interactive session where Gartner's Mad Scientist team will tear apart and tear down edgy topics in cybersecurity to build paths to superior performance and understanding. Three of our most senior, creative thinkers will tackle the most pressing topics in cybersecurity management, ripped from the day's headlines.

Monday, June 05, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
CISO Circle Workshop: Gamifying Cybersecurity — A Day in the Life of a Cybercriminal

This interactive "gamified" workshop is designed to actively involve senior leaders, board members and business stakeholders to boost their awareness of cybersecurity by flipping their perspectives and looking through the lens of the attacker. This workshop also provides an approach to identifying potential gaps and the actions required to bolster the security efforts of the enterprise.

Monday, June 05, 2023 / 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT
CISO Circle: Leadership Exchange: Introducing the Gartner Cybersecurity Controls Assessment

Sixty-six percent of CISOs ranked the ability to benchmark their security controls as critical to addressing their challenges. But accomplishing this can be costly and time-consuming. This session will detail how the Gartner Cybersecurity Controls Assessment allows you to benchmark the current state of security controls against your peers, get a baseline for tracking improvements and learn to prioritize controls for greater investment.

Monday, June 05, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: How to Drive Agile/Product Team Accountability for Cybersecurity

The wait time for cybersecurity guidance is a painful bottleneck for today's fast-moving software delivery teams. But let's face it, we're never going to have enough people in cybersecurity to meet the enterprise's speed to market demands. Progressive CISOs are taking a different approach to scaling application security practices.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023 / 07:15 AM - 08:45 AM EDT
CISO Circle: Leadership Exchange: Measure the Real Cost of Cybersecurity

The security budget is only a part of the story describing the real cost of cybersecurity. Other costs include elements like the IT budget, business friction and business partner costs. Measuring the all-in costs for security enables an organization to make better-informed decisions and gain greater control over its security costs.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
CISO Circle: Research Discussion: The CISO’s Guide to Cyber Risk Quantification

In this interactive discussion, exclusively for CISO circle participants, you'll network with peers on their cyber risk quantification efforts and discover how to use CRQ to influence business decision making. This session will feature a deep dive into Verizon's CRQ practice, which delivers a trustworthy and empowering guide to risk owners without major investment in new data and skills.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM EDT
CISO Circle: Townhall: How to Nudge People to Care More About Security and Risk

Security and risk management often come down to how people behave every day. But human behavior is infamously hard to change. Enter behavioral science, which is the scientific study of human behavior. This session is an interactive discussion on how to use behavioral science techniques like nudge theory and cognitive ease to help people to behave in ways that are more secure and risk-aware.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
CISO Circle: Workshop: Selling Your Cyber Strategy

CISOs need to do focus on sales every day. Getting your board, stakeholders, allies in IT and even your own people with your agenda, is much easier if we employ the right tools. In this workshop, we'll take a hands on approach as we work a common case and learn the best way to position our agenda.

Wednesday, June 07, 2023 / 07:15 AM - 08:45 AM EDT
CISO Circle: Leadership Exchange: The Five Cybersecurity Board Questions That You Must Be Prepared to Answer

Board members realize how critical security and risk management are and have started to ask leaders more complex and nuanced questions. Security leaders need to be able to give the board something that they care about and that is meaningful to them. This session helps security and risk management leaders decipher five categories of questions they must be prepared to answer at any board or executive meeting.

Wednesday, June 07, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
CISO Circle Leadership Exchange: Employees Don't Need More Awareness, They Need Cyber Judgment!

As "citizen development" moves into the mainstream (50% of employees now acquire, adapt or create technology for work), traditional awareness programs focused on 'what not to do' fail in the face of the workforce's "need to do." High-performing cybersecurity functions are pivoting from mere awareness training to building competencies in the broader workforce so that all employees can independently make cyber-risk-informed decisions.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.