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STAMFORD, Conn., February 5, 2010 View All Press Releases

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit Expands to Four-Program Event - Security, Risk Management, Business Continuity Management and CISO

More Than 1,000 IT Security Strategists and Business Leaders to Come Together June 21-23 in Washington D.C.

Gartner, Inc. has combined three of its most popular security-focused conferences into one new four-program summit — the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, which takes place June 21-23 in Washington D.C.

Four complete programs within the Summit will drill down on Security, Risk Management and Compliance, Business Continuity Management, and chief information security officer (CISO) roles to deliver detailed, role-specific content and networking. Each program offers a full agenda of analyst sessions, keynotes, round-table discussions, case studies, workshops and more. The programs will cover today's hottest topics in security and risk management, from network and infrastructure security to cloud computing, security as a service, sourcing, compliance, e-discovery, privacy, and identity and access management.

The new event has been restructured to feature four concurrent programs over three days:

  1. CISO: strategic and managerial vs. tactical; professional development
    (includes Invitational Program)
  2. IT Security: security technology, privacy and protection tools
  3. Risk Management and Compliance: governance, risk and compliance
  4. Business Continuity: disaster recovery, 24/7 availability

Session content will balance tactical recommendations and next steps with big-picture insights and strategy designed to help IT better align with business goals and deliver greater business value. Attendees will garner an updated understanding of where IT security and risk management stand today, what coming changes mean for their organization, and how to address them with a step-by-step plan of action.

"The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2010 is the premier conference and meeting place for IT and business executives responsible for creating, implementing, and managing a proactive and comprehensive IT strategy for information security, risk management, compliance, business continuity management, IT disaster recovery and business resiliency," said Victor Wheatman, managing vice president at Gartner and summit co-chair.

"Security is a class of risk management, and risk disciplines are helpful when applied to security. Going forward, we need to take a comprehensive view of risk that includes security, but also risk management and all the disciplines within it, such as business continuity," said Chris Byrnes, managing vice president at Gartner and summit co-chair. "This Summit brings these elements together to give a complete picture,"

The latest security and risk management tools will be demonstrated by the more than 90 companies that will be exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current sponsors is available on the Sponsors page at

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit Web site at Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at


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