Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

18 – 19 March 2024 | Sydney, Australia

Cybersecurity: Business-Aligned.

As digital business transformation pervades the enterprise and “digital” becomes essential to get every job done, security and risk leaders must become the change agent driving secure digital transformation. No longer focused solely on defense, the security organization becomes a proactive business partner, anticipating and managing security risks in pursuit of enterprise excellence.

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit helps security and risk management leaders and practitioners to continuously improve the flexibility and responsiveness of security risk management techniques and technology to achieve mission-critical objectives.

Bring your team to maximize learning: Participate in relevant sessions together, or split up to cover more ground and share your take-aways later. Learn more about attending as a team.

Define your strategy for agility and resilience in uncertain times.

  • Effectively balance the increasing volume, variety and speed of security and risk decisions. 
  • Successfully communicate security risks, challenges and opportunities to senior executives.
  • Assess and transform security programs to become digital business enablers.
  • Prepare for continuous change in the technology and threat landscape.
  • Overcome the barriers of organizational culture, resources and talent to grow and scale your digital initiatives.

Develop security programs to respond to emerging threats and advanced attacks.

  • Balance real-world risks with such business drivers as speed, agility, flexibility and performance.
  • Develop and maintain effective security governance across the organization.
  • Establish key metrics and indicators to measure effectiveness of security programs.
  • Anticipate the emergence of advanced attacks that evade traditional security.

Target the risks that matter most in the race to the digital future.

  • Build an effective risk management program when investing in digital business.
  • Evolve your risk management practices to stay on top of emerging and enterprise risks.
  • Successfully align risk appetite with business objectives.
  • Use metrics effectively to understand changes in risk exposure.
  • Effectively manage third-party risk.

Select and architect effective security and risk solutions.

  • Understand how the characteristics of digital business impact security architecture practices.
  • Enable a tighter alignment between security and business.
  • Develop security architecture frameworks to address compliance demands and evolving IT.
  • Gain insight into the increasingly complex market for security and risk management technologies and services.

Protect critical assets.

  • Develop new best practices to secure new enterprise network edges.
  • Keep pace with the changing technology application landscape and evolving data protection regulations.
  • Balance the imperative to rapidly modernize applications with the requirement to protect them.
  • Respond to the challenges of securing sensitive data while expanding the use of cloud services.

Define strategies and deliver projects that will protect workloads, networks, workspaces and endpoints.

  • Protect enterprise workloads on servers, containers and platforms as a service.
  • Modernize network security architecture to support a zero trust mindset.
  • Select the right endpoint security product and extended detection and response to address ransomware and other attacks.
  • Harden and securely configure personal and enterprise devices, such as laptops and smartphones, for hybrid work.

Gain critical insights to sustain effective identity and access management (IAM) programs to provide the right access to the right people.

  • Align with business expectations to get buy-in and continued support for IAM programs and policies. 
  • Measure and communicate the value of the IAM program and move from cost center to revenue generation. 
  • Integrate IAM initiatives with established business processes and policies that affect customers and workforce. 
  • Understand the fast-evolving IAM technologies and vendors, and cut through the hype of AI, blockchain and the Internet of Things to leverage the right solutions. 
  • Manage the complexity and specific risks associated with cloud migration and cloud-based IAM solutions. 
  • Find efficiencies by automating processes.

Network with experts and peers
At Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, attendees have the opportunity to connect with Gartner experts and industry-leading chief information security officers (CISOs), security leaders and risk executives. Exchange ideas and experiences with others in similar roles or from similar organizations. 

Build new relationships, broaden your perspective and uncover ways to solve problems alongside other security and risk leaders. When you engage with like-minded peers, you’ll find opportunities to share your ideas and experiences.


  • Roundtable sessions:* Join your security and risk management peers from leading organizations and various industries to discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these small-group sessions, moderated by a Gartner expert.  
  • Peer conversations: Join peer-to-peer discussions organically throughout the conference. With over 500 CISOs and security executives, discover how they are tackling the challenges you face every day.
  • End-user case studies: Detailed and documented case studies, by Gartner invitation, reveal lessons from peers during their own organization’s implementations.
  • Social engagements: Have fun and build new business relationships with peers as you engage in welcome receptions and special evening events in varied settings.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

Prioritize what to accelerate, unlock resources for digital investments, make meaningful cultural changes and so much more. No matter where you are on your digital business acceleration journey, we’re here to help you get to your destination faster — with confidence.

Lean back and listen

Best speakers, brightest minds and the latest big ideas. These sessions provide the inspiration and actionable insight to transform the most critical priorities into business results.


  • Guest speakers: Hear firsthand experience from guest keynote speakers and guest speakers.
  • Magic Quadrant™ sessions and Market Guides: Explore the Gartner Magic Quadrant™ methodology to help you understand how well technology providers are executing against their stated vision.
  • Solution Provider sessions: When you’re looking to address a specific issue, these strategic roadmap presentations and user-case studies provide real-world advice. 

Lean in and engage

Facilitated by Gartner experts, these sessions challenge attendees to solve problems together, exchange their viewpoints and get to the core of the business imperatives that drive you and your peers.


  • CISO Circle:* A Gartner exclusive, the CISO Circle is a dedicated program within the overall agenda, designed for chief information security officers and those serving in the CISO role. Participants have the opportunity to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas, grow their community of peers and have special access to Gartner experts in unique and highly educational, interactive sessions. Learn more and apply.
  • Workshops:* In these small-scale and interactive sessions, collaborate with peers by taking the most important topics and learn how to apply them to your business.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion: Track sessions and interactive experiences focus on issues relevant to diverse identities, including LGBTQ+ and neurodiversity, as well as corporate sustainability, equity and inclusion.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only. 

Our objective Gartner experts help you advance your most critical priorities through industry-leading insights, guidance and tools. Tap their unique expertise to make faster, smarter decisions. 

Gartner one-on-one meetings.* Meet one-on-one with a Gartner expert for tailored advice to help you achieve your most critical priorities. These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a Gartner expert who listens and guides you on the matters most critical to your success.

Ask the Expert sessions.* Topic-driven sessions provide a more intimate discussion forum, featuring one Gartner expert and end-user peers posing questions.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

What a superb conference with relevant, industry leading data, information and statistics. It was a wonderful networking opportunity and I’ve learned so much from the best in the industry

Alma Sutherland

Cybersecurity Compliance Consultant, TPG Telecom

Message from the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit Chair

Richard Addiscott, Gartner Senior Director Analyst and APAC Conference Chair, shres why this is a must-attend conference for cybersecurity and risk leaders everywhere.

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    Tracks at a Glance

    Access the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help security and risk management leaders improve and advance security capabilities to support the enterprise’s digital growth. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    Cybersecurity Leadership

    Cybersecurity leaders must navigate economic uncertainty, distributed technology decisions, labor shortages and an exponentially expanding attack surface. Learn how cybersecurity leaders can excel in their roles in the face of these mission-critical challenges.

    Track B

    Infrastructure Security

    Explore such concepts as practical zero trust projects, vendor and product consolidation, cybersecurity mesh and security infrastructure configuration management.

    Track C

    Application and Data Security

    New technologies mean new threats and an increasing attack surface, not all of which are visible by the responsible teams. This track explores the latest developments, future roadmaps and new approaches to traditional application and data security problems.

    Track D

    Cybersecurity Operations

    Security operations is a crucial component of an effective security program. This track helps SRM leaders increase business resilience through effective threat and exposure visibility, response planning and risk prioritization for your organization.

    Track E

    The CISO Circle*

    The CISO Circle curates Gartner’s best insight and guidance in highly interactive sessions, purpose-built to improve your performance against the four core components of CISO effectiveness: executive influence, future risk management, workforce architecture and stress management. Join us to form valuable connections and accelerate your professional development. *Application required

    Track F

    Cyber Risk Management

    This track covers risks relevant to privacy, supply chains and cybersecurity. Learn how to communicate value and correlate risk data to automate control monitoring and to enable decision making for the right outcomes.

    Spotlight Track

    Identity and Access Management

    Adopting an identity-first security mindset means putting identity-based controls at the heart of your organization’s protection architecture and expanding capabilities around threat detection and response. Learn how to provide identity-first security, and improve usability and dynamic interoperability.

    Spotlight Track

    Artificial Intelligence

    From a security and risk perspective, artificial intelligence presents both great opportunities and new threats. This spotlight track explores new AI threats and risks, how to separate the hype from the reality, how AI can improve your operations, AI governance and more.

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