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.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Olyaei held various roles working for vendors and consultants specializing in incident response, e-discovery, forensics and investigations.
Southport Harbor Associates
Security and Risk Management Leaders
Information Security Management Program (retired)
M.B.A., International Business, Quinnipiac University
B.A., Economics, Fairfield University
B.A., International Studies, Fairfield University
1Creating and Formalizing a Cybersecurity Program
2Cybersecurity Strategy, Governance, Policy, Organization, Roles, Maturity and Budget
3Talent and Skills Management in Cybersecurity
4Executive Communication Including Board Presentations, Metrics and Story-Telling for Cybersecurity
5Trends in Cybersecurity