Christopher Mixter

Christopher Mixter

VP, Research
Chris studies the management practices, operating model innovations, leadership principles, and performance metrics used by the the world's most effective IT and cybersecurity leaders.

He works to distill practical lessons from their accomplishments and missteps, and communicate them clearly, memorably, and in ways that inspire executive action and accelerate decision making.

Chris has deep expertise in IT Operating Models, Infrastructure & Operations, Cybersecurity, and Project/Program Management.
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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT
CISO Circle Workshop: Optimize Your Cybersecurity Tool Portfolio

Cybersecurity organizations operate an average of 16 different cybersecurity tools, and the industry spends upward of $65B annually in this space…yet most cybersecurity leaders see “duplicative capability and gaping holes,” not true coverage of enterprise exposures. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to move from tuning and integrating tools to truly extracting value from them, and build a best-in-class cybersecurity tool portfolio dashboard to guide future investments. This workshop is exclusive to CISO Circle attendees.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
The Key Drivers for CISO Effectiveness

Security and risk management leaders are often treated as scapegoats in cases of breach. By the same token, digital business has propelled security and risk to become a boardroom issue, business units have increased their expectations (and demand) of their leadership, and regulatory demands are often challenging. This session will shed light on the leadership traits that aide in a successful and balanced approach between the demands of the business and the effectiveness of the leader.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 04:45 PM EDT
CISO Circle Research Discussion: The CISO’s Guide to Cyber Risk Quantification

CISOs report frustration that the time and effort their teams invest in quantifying cyber risk rarely drives risk owners to take action. In this interactive Research Discussion, exclusively for CISO Circle participants, you’ll network with peers on their cyber risk quantification efforts and discover how to use CRQ to effectively influence business decision making. This session will feature a deep-dive into Verizon’s CRQ practice, which delivers trustworthy, timely, and empowering guidance to risk owners without major investment in new data and skills…and without the need to conduct scenario likelihood calculations.

Thursday, June 09, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
CISO Circle Ask the Expert: The Roadmap to CISO Effectiveness

In the last few years, CISOs have been thrust into the ranks of the c-suite as cybersecurity rises in priority for organizations. CISOs struggle to understand what success now looks like and what they need to do to attain it. As a consequence, 60% admit they rarely disconnect from work; 22% are available to their company 24/7. To what end? It's time for CISOs to take a step back and start making hard choices about how to pursue their value proposition.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.