What to Expect from the Gartner Security & Risk Summit 2019

Four days of security discussions, over 120 sessions, 60 security analysts and 3,500 attendees. These are just some of the numbers luring security professionals worldwide to the mecca of all analyst conferences in the security sector.
Join the XM Cyber team at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2019 on June 17-20 at the National Harbor, Maryland, United States. Let’s hear the latest IT security trends disrupting the cybersecurity space from cloud and IoT security to automation and threat hunting.

This is one of the year’s most valuable information update and networking opportunity for CISOs and security, risk and resilience professionals. The 2019 agenda features comprehensive programs to cover your security and risk management key priorities and challenges.

Make sure you have the latest insights on fast-moving IT trends, evolving security technologies and the ever-changing threat landscape. At Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2019, you’ll find comprehensive coverage of today’s top priorities for security and risk leaders.

Here are some must-attend sessions we believe worth grabbing a seat for:

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019 / 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Top 10 Security Projects for 2019
Brian Reed, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Security and Risk Management Leaders should implement or improve upon these Top 10 security projects in 2019. Any security project must be supported by technology, address the changing needs of cybersecurity and reduce risk by adopting a CARTA strategic approach with all security projects.

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019 / 02:30 PM – 02:50 PM
Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment
Prateek Bhajanka, Principal Analyst, Gartner

Vulnerability assessment and management is a foundational component of any information security program, because it is key to understanding technical risks and how they intersect with the digital business. SRM leaders responsible for security operations should understand the following:
1. The need for a VA tool in an organization.
2. What is not VA?
3. State of the VA market.
4. Selection criteria for a VA tool.

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019 / 04:15 PM – 05:00 PM
Outlook for Endpoint and Mobile Security 2019
John Girard, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Endpoints security challenges are rising to new levels of complexity as the definition blurs across clouds, BYO, workstations, mobile, wearable, “things” and pure software. This session will address
1) How are endpoint security risks expanding?
2) What are the primary attack trends that will influence the strategic requirements for endpoint security?
3) Which technologies and practices will protect endpoints in 2025?

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019 / 09:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Using the MITRE ATT&CK Framework on the Way to CARTA
Craig Lawson, VP Analyst, Gartner
Gorka Sadowski, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

MITRE’s ATT&CK framework, while relatively new, is gaining traction in many security operations teams around the world.
This session will be part introduction to the ATT&CK framework for folks, pros and cons, use cases for it, that might not have heard about this but also will attempt to tie this into our own CARTA framework where applicable as well.
Three main points covered:
– What is this framework about?
– How is it applicable in security operations and how it relates to our own CARTA framework?
– What you can do with a framework like this in your security operations program?

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019 / 09:30 AM – 09:50 AM
Market Guide for Endpoint Detection and Response
Peter Firstbrook, VP Analyst, Gartner
Prateek Bhajanka, Principal Analyst, Gartner

EDR is being considered by organizations irrespective of the size and the industry that they belong to. With the recent development and convergence in the EPP and EDR markets, clients are left confused about what approach to take. SRM leaders responsible for security of endpoint must understand:
1. The applicability and use of EDR
2. Benefits and challenges associated with EDR deployment and operations
3. EDR vendor landscape and market direction

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019 / 04:30 PM – 05:00 PM
Gartner’s Strategic Vision for Vulnerability Management
Craig Lawson, VP Analyst, Gartner

Earlier this year we published updated guidance on how to better run this foundational security process. This presentation will go over this new way of doing vulnerability more effectively.
– Why we made some significant changes to our guidance on this critical process
– What does the new RBVM actually look like
– How to bring this to life inside your own security programs


If you are there at the summit, please, by all means, ping us to meet.

We hope to catch up with you there.



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