Sam Olyaei

Sam Olyaei

Director Analyst
Sam Olyaei is a Director in Gartner Research, where he is a part of the Risk and Security Management group. Mr. Olyaei brings diverse and international experience in cybersecurity practices to Gartner clients and constituents. He regularly advises Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Risk Officers and non-IT executives on maturing their security and risk practices with cutting edge research and thought leadership.

Specifically, his domain focuses on strategy, governance, staffing/talent management, policies, metrics, and executive/board reporting.

Based in Philadelphia, he is a regular speaker and presenter at Security Summits and Industry Events worldwide.
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Tuesday, November 03, 2020 06:15 AM|Tuesday, November 03, 2020 07:15 AM
CISO Breakfast: Five Security and Risk Narratives That You Can Use to Communicate With Your Board

It is now common practice and in certain cases mandated by regulation, for a board of directors to require periodic reporting and event-based updates on the state of security and risk management in an enterprise. Developing and communicating an effective message that balances the need to protect with the need to run your business is critical to success. However, there is a big disconnect between what security and risk leaders are presenting to the board and what the board actually cares about. Join us in this session as Gartner experts showcase five actionable narratives that you can use to communicate with your board.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020 08:45 AM|Tuesday, November 03, 2020 09:30 AM
The Drivers for an Effective Security and Risk Leader

Security and risk management leaders are often treated as scapegoats when it comes to an incident or breach. Regardless of the effort, they are often blamed for matters beyond their control. 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 presentation will shed light on the traits that aid in a successful and balanced approach between the demands of the business and the effectiveness of the leader.

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