Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

June 5 – 7, 2023 | National Harbor, MD

Cybersecurity: Business-Aligned.
Risk-Focused.

As digital business transformation pervades the enterprise and “digital” becomes essential to get every job done, security and risk leaders must become the change agent driving secure digital transformation. No longer focused solely on defense, the security organization becomes a proactive business partner, anticipating and managing security risks in pursuit of enterprise excellence.

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit helps security and risk management leaders and practitioners to continuously improve the flexibility and responsiveness of security risk management techniques and technology to achieve mission-critical objectives.

Bring your team to maximize learning: Participate in relevant sessions together, or split up to cover more ground and share your take-aways later. Learn more about attending as a team.

Define your strategy for agility and resilience in uncertain times:

  • Effectively balance the increasing volume, variety and speed of security and risk decisions.
  • Successfully communicate security risks, challenges and opportunities to senior executives.
  • Assess and transform security programs to become digital business enablers.
  • Prepare for continuous change in the technology and threat landscape. 
  • Overcome the barriers of organizational culture, resources and talent to grow and scale your digital initiatives. 

Develop security programs to respond to emerging threats and advanced attacks as you:

  • Balance real-world risks with business drivers such as speed, agility, flexibility and performance
  • Develop and maintain effective security governance across the organization
  • Establish key metrics and indicators to measure effectiveness of security programs
  • Anticipate the emergence of advanced attacks that evade traditional security

Target the risks that matter most in the race to the digital future:

  • Build an effective risk management program when investing in digital business.
  • Evolve your risk management practices to stay on top of emerging and enterprise risks.
  • Successfully align risk appetite with business objectives.
  • Use metrics effectively to understand changes in risk exposure.
  • Effectively manage third-party risk.

Select and architect effective security and risk solutions:

  • Understand how the characteristics of digital business impact security architecture practices.
  • Enable a tighter alignment between security and business.
  • Develop security architecture frameworks to address compliance demands and evolving IT.
  • Gain insight into the increasingly complex market for security and risk management technologies and services.

Protect critical assets:

  • Develop new best practices to secure new enterprise network edges.
  • Keep pace with the changing technology application landscape and evolving data protection regulations.
  • Balance the imperative to rapidly modernize applications with the requirement to protect them.
  • Respond to the challenges of securing sensitive data while expanding the use of cloud services.

Network with experts and peers

At Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, attendees have the opportunity to connect with Gartner experts and industry-leading chief information security officers (CISOs), security leaders and risk executives. Exchange ideas and experiences with others in similar roles or from similar organizations. 

Attendees can build new relationships, broaden their perspectives and uncover ways to solve problems alongside other security and risk leaders.

Highlights

  • Roundtables:* Attendees join security and risk management peers from leading organizations and various industries to discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these small-group sessions, moderated by a Gartner expert.  
  • Peer conversations: Attendees organically join peer-to-peer discussions throughout the conference. With more than 2,400 CISOs and security executives, discover how others are tackling the challenges you face every day.
  • End-user case studies: Detailed and documented case studies, by Gartner invitation only, reveal lessons from peers during their organizations’ implementations.
  • Social engagements: Attendees can have fun and build new business relationships with peers as they engage in welcome receptions and special evening events in varied settings.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

Prioritize what to accelerate, unlock resources for digital investments, make meaningful cultural changes and so much more. No matter where you are on your digital business acceleration journey, we’re here to help you get to your destination faster — with confidence.

Lean back and listen
Best speakers, brightest minds and the latest big ideas. These sessions provide the inspiration and actionable insight to transform your mission-critical priorities into business results.

Highlights 

  • Guest speakers: Attendees hear first-hand experience from guest keynote speakers and guest speakers from companies such as Facebook, Verizon and more.
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant™ sessions and Market Guides: Explore the Gartner Magic Quadrant™ methodology that helps attendees understand how well technology providers are executing against their stated vision.
  • Solution Provider sessions: When you’re looking to address a specific issue, these strategic roadmap presentations and user-case studies provide real-world advice. 

Lean in and engage
Facilitated by Gartner experts, these sessions challenge attendees to solve problems together, exchange their viewpoints and get to the core of the business imperatives that drive you and your peers.

Highlights

  • The CISO Circle:* The CISO Circle, a Gartner exclusive, is a dedicated program within the overall agenda designed for chief information security officers and those serving in the CISO role. Participants have the opportunity to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas, grow their community of peers and gain special access to Gartner experts in unique and highly educational, interactive sessions. Learn More and Apply
  • Workshops:* Small-scale and interactive, in these sessions, attendees collaborate with peers by taking the most important topics and learning how to apply them to their business.
  • Midsize Enterprise Program: Designed with scale and resources in mind, the Midsize Enterprise Program spotlight track is designed specifically for security executives from midsize enterprises. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Sessions and interactive experiences from this spotlight track focus on issues relevant to diverse identities, including LGBTQ+ and neurodiversity, as well as corporate sustainability, equity and inclusion.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only. 

Our objective Gartner experts help you advance your mission-critical priorities through industry-leading insights, guidance and tools. Tap their unique expertise to make faster, smarter decisions. 

Gartner one-on-one meetings:* Meet one-on-one with Gartner experts for tailored guidance to help you achieve your mission-critical priorities. These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a Gartner expert who listens and guides you on the matters most critical to your success.

Ask the Expert sessions:* These topic-driven sessions provide a more intimate discussion forum, featuring one Gartner expert and end-user peers posing questions.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

Cybersecurity is constantly evolving, but with it comes more complexity, which possibly gives malicious actors the advantage. At Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, you will hear from top Gartner experts on the best way to evolve your security strategy by reframing and simplifying your defenses to be ready for current and future attacks.

Patrick Hevesi

Conference Chair and VP Analyst, Gartner

CISO Circle

The CISO Circle is an exclusive program within the overall agenda designed for chief information security officers (CISOs) and chief risk officers (CROs), to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas and grow their community of peers.

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    Tracks at a Glance

    Access the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help security and risk management leaders improve and advance security capabilities to support the enterprise’s digital growth. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    Cybersecurity Leadership

    Cybersecurity leaders must navigate economic uncertainty, distributed technology decisions, labor shortages and an exponentially expanding attack surface. Learn how cybersecurity leaders can excel in their roles in the face of these mission-critical challenges.

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    Track B

    Cyber and IT Risk Management

    This track covers risks relevant to privacy, supply chains and cybersecurity. Learn how to communicate value and correlate risk data to automate control monitoring and to enable decision making for the right outcomes.

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    Track C

    Infrastructure Security

    Explore such concepts as practical zero trust projects, vendor and product consolidation, cybersecurity mesh and security infrastructure configuration management.

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    Track D

    Application and Data Security

    New technologies mean new threats and an increasing attack surface, not all of which are visible by the responsible teams. This track explores the latest developments, future roadmaps and new approaches to traditional application and data security problems.

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    Track E

    Cybersecurity Operations

    This track helps security and risk management leaders increase business resilience through effective threat and exposure visibility, response planning and risk prioritization for your organization.

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    Track F

    Technical Insights for Security Practitioners

    The Technical Insights track leverages Gartner for Technical Professionals research to deliver actionable, technical insights into the security best practices, methodologies and tools that your organization needs to ensure operational success. Learn how to successfully design, implement and operate security controls for the hybrid enterprise.

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    Track G

    Cybersecurity Market Dynamics for Product Leaders

    This track guides product leaders to simplify and reframe their current offerings to succeed in this evolution.

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    CISO Circle

    The CISO Circle*

    The CISO Circle curates Gartner’s best insight and guidance in highly interactive sessions, purpose-built to improve your performance against the four core components of CISO effectiveness: executive influence, future risk management, workforce architecture and stress management. Join us to form valuable connections and accelerate your professional development. *Application required

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    Spotlight Track

    Midsize Enterprise

    This track is focused on providing pragmatic guidance and applying the adequate level of protection and risk management.

    Spotlight Track

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    This track helps you frame your diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in building your cybersecurity workforce strategy and assist in reducing the intentional and unintentional bias that might lead to overlooking an untapped, diverse pool of talent in a field where there are limited resources.

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