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Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2012

June 11-14 at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD


When: June 11-14, 2012

Where: Gaylord National, National Harbor, MD

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at

Details: The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2012 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.

The summit features five in-depth programs and more than 150 sessions, broken out into nine virtual tracks and five vertical industry tracks, which make it easy to follow key trends and hot topics, such as: cloud and security, advanced persistent threats, secure mobile applications, risk management and compliance, IAM, and crisis and incident management.

Keynotes & Key Sessions:

*Mastermind Interview with Michael Dell, CEO, Dell

*CyberSecurity: A View from the White House: Howard Schmidt: CyberSecurity Coordinator at the White House. Former vice chair of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and former Chief Information Security Officer at Microsoft and Ebay

* "Information Security and Technology in General - Problem Solves. You're Welcome": John Hodgman, Actor, Author, Humorist and The Daily Show Correspondent

 *The Art of Business Influence: Mark Jeffries, Author, Communications Consultant

 *Opening Keynote: Strategic Roadmaps for IT Security and Risk Management: Andrew Walls, Gartner Research VP, Carsten Casper, Gartner Reseach VP and Rob McMillan, Gartner Research Director

 *Gartner Keynote: Closing Insights and a Review of AHA Moments: Ray Wagner, Gartner Managing VP

 *FedRAMP Focus: Government Strategies for Secure Use of Cloud: Gartner’s John Pescatore and David McClure, Associate Administrator, General Services Adminstration Office of Citizen Services and Communications will discuss if FedRAMP, a U.S. government process for rapidly certifying such services’ security will be successful and if so, how corporations will address their concerns when it comes to cloud services.

*Deep Dive into Internet Infrastructure Attacks: Gartner analysts John Pescatore and Lawrence Orans will introduce video segments of security industry luminaries Paul Mockapetris, inventor of DNS, Rodney Joffee, White House Advisor, CyberSecurity Issues, Taher El Gamal, cryptographer and CSO of Axway and Ed Amoroso, author and CSO of AT&T discussing Internet infrastructure attacks followed by Gartner’s perspective on those same topics.

The latest security and risk management tools will be demonstrated by over 100 companies that will be exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current sponsors is available on the Exhibitors page at

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit Web site at

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