While information-centric security practice is still the dominant responsibility of most security organizations today, it doesn’t take into account the increasing impact of technology use in other areas of business, both by the organization and by the supply chains that service them. As IT security requirements grow to encompass the “edge” of most organizations, broader cybersecurity needs grow to include cyber-physical needs, as well.

At Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo®, we'll explore the risks brought by the digital revolution and how to adapt your IT security requirements to encompass digital and cyber-physical needs. Through best practices in establishing and executing on a cybersecurity strategy,  IT executives will learn how to balance the benefits of digitalization with the new and emerging risks.

Below is a Gartner Q&A that answers some of your most pressing security, risk and compliance questions as well as 2019 Gartner opening keynote.


2020 sessions include:

  • Addressing Digital Business Risk With Adaptive Governance
  • A Decision Model to Optimize Risk and Value
  • Roundtable: Overcoming Cybersecurity Staffing and Skill Shortages in Midsize Enterprises
  • Seven Reasons More CEOs Will Be Fired Over Cybersecurity Breaches

Key security, risk and compliance topics:

  • Risk management at speed
  • Measuring risk to achieve your goals
  • Optimizing risk
  • Key attributes to a cybersecurity program

Meet with Gartner analysts specializing in security, risk and compliance:

As part of your experience on site at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, you can meet privately with a Gartner expert to discuss any topic of your choosing. One-on-Ones give you the ability to get personalized, expert advice that you can take back to the office. Explore the Gartner experts who specialize in security, risk and compliance.

Security, risk and compliance Gartner experts:

  • Paul Furtado - Sr. Director Analyst
  • Christopher Mixter - VP, Advisory
  • Paul Proctor - Distinguished VP Analyst

Q&A with Gartner expert Tom Scholtz, Distinguished VP Analyst on security, risk and compliance

Security and risk practices continue to evolve in line with digitalization. Technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, robotic process automation and the Internet of Things (IoT) offer both new risks and new opportunities to security and risk leaders. From a cyber risk perspective, acceptance of cloud computing has reached a tipping point as enterprises formalize their cloud security strategies.

Some organizations still believe cybersecurity can be effectively addressed through technology alone. Furthermore, many organizations equate regulatory or standards compliance with effective cybersecurity.

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2019 Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Opening Keynote