Tom Scholtz

Tom Scholtz

Distinguished VP Analyst
Tom Scholtz is a Research Vice President and Gartner Fellow Emeritus. Mr. Scholtz also completed a term as the Chief of Research for Security and Risk Management. He advises clients on security management strategies and trends, and is an acknowledged authority on information security governance, security strategy, security organizational dynamics, and security management processes. Based in the U.K., he is a regular presenter at European industry events.
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Monday, November 02, 2020 09:15 AM|Monday, November 02, 2020 10:00 AM
Security Organization Dynamics

There is no such thing as a perfect, universally appropriate model for security organizations. Every enterprise must develop its own model, taking into consideration basic principles, practical realities and the challenges of digital transformation. This presentation will address the following key issues:
- What are the trends and challenges in security organization design?
- What are the factors that influence security organization?
- What are the current best practices and contemporary conceptual design models for security organization?

Monday, November 02, 2020 03:00 PM|Monday, November 02, 2020 03:45 PM
Security Program Governance Best Practices for Digital Transformation

Effective governance should be a cornerstone of security programs and ineffective governance is the most common cause of failure. Security and risk leaders need to implement governance capabilities that support accountability, authority, risk management and assurance. This presentation will share strategies for establishing effective, adaptive security governance to enable digital transformation.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020 08:45 AM|Tuesday, November 03, 2020 09:30 AM
The Economics of Cyber Security: Using the ‘Dismal Science’ to Make Better Security Decisions

Economics is called “the dismal science” because scarce resources mean not every need can be met. As a security and risk leader with unlimited challenges and limited resources, you face difficult decisions about what to prioritize. Is there a better way to balance digital business opportunity against cyber risk? What are the opportunity costs of your security investments? How can you articulate the business value of security? If you treat data as a financial asset, can economic models help you make more effective investment decisions? In this keynote, we’ll look at how looking at security and risk dilemmas through the lens of economics can help you make better decisions. We will also discuss trends in security spending, and introduce new tools, models and concepts to help you understand the impact of tradeoffs, improve cost optimization and evaluate where resources will have the greatest impact on security and the business.

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