Speaker Bio

Leigh McMullen
Gartner keynote

Leigh McMullen

Distinguished VP Analyst
Leigh C. McMullen is a Distinguished Vice President, Analyst and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CISO, Security & Risk Management team. Mr. McMullen leverages his experience as both a line-of-business manager and IT leader to provide CISOs with insight on navigating and making a difference within the C-suite.

Additionally, he provides clients with a holistic view of executive management leadership research, specializing on the topics of politics, influence, culture, business engagement, internal selling, marketing & communications. Mr. McMullen's Fellows work, the Delta Business Operating System examines business operating models which are designed to change and adapt rather than just scale.
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Monday, June 05, 2023 / 07:45 AM - 09:15 AM EDT
CISO Circle Breakfast: 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 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM EDT
Keynote: Debunking the Myths that Obscure Cybersecurity's Full Value

Cybersecurity can generate massive value for our enterprises, but only if we have the courage to challenge the lies that we as cybersecurity professionals tell ourselves. Our self-deceptions lock us into obsolete principles and practices that prevent us from truly aligning with our executive partners and enabling our organizations. This keynote will unpack the biggest lies we must defeat, highlighting the decisions and practical steps cybersecurity leaders must take to deliver the success they deserve.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Life on the Edge: What's New in Cyberwarfare?

In this panel discussion, Gartner experts will discuss with senior leaders from agencies within the US department of defense the latest approaches being developed and encountered in the field of cyber warfare. Civilian options for attack mitigation and countermeasures will be explored.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
Cyberattack 2.0! Cutting-Edge Incident Response

Rapid response to active attacks is a critical capability. This session will demonstrate traditional and leading-edge techniques to provide effective incident response management in active attack scenarios. Attendees will learn new approaches to organizing and prioritizing decisions and resource allocations.

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 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Workshop: Anxiety, Stress and Fatigue, Begone! Mindfulness for the Burnt Out Cybersecurity Professional

Cybersecurity professionals work in high-stress, high-burnout environments. CISOs are on 24/7 and have short tenures compared to the rest of the C-suite. Their teams, stretched thin due to talent shortages and never-ending threats, suffer from chronic exhaustion. This workshop will offer practical techniques - rooted in mindfulness - to alleviate anxiety, stress, and fatigue, skills critical to flourishing at work and in life.

Wednesday, June 07, 2023 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT
The CISO's Guide to Allyship: How to Overcome Fear and Embrace Mistakes

Everyone can contribute to improved diversity, equity and inclusion by acting as an ally to people in marginalized or underrepresented groups. However, we might miss many opportunities because we are unsure exactly what to do or afraid our actions might make things worse. In this session, we will learn how to overcome fear and embrace mistakes to be better allies and build allyship skills and confidence in others.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.