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Gartner Announces Security & Risk Management Summit 2010


June 21-23, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

STAMFORD, Conn. - Gartner, Inc. has combined three of its most popular security-focused conferences into one new four-program summit — the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit.

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:

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

*John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States, 2001-2005: IT Security: Striking a Balance Between Access, Privacy and Usability

*Andrew Zolli, Executive Director, Pop!Tech, Author of Resilience, Expert in Global Foresight & Innovation:Why Things Bounce Back: Engineering Resilience Into Your Organization

*Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and an Adjunct Professor:Science, Security and Skepticism

In Depth Workshops Highlights:
*Controlling Costs & Establishing Efficiency in e-Discovery Workshop: Honorable Andrew Jay Peck, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of NY; Jason Baron, Director of Litigation, National Archives and Records Administration; Deirdre Brekke, Assistant General Counsel, Pactiv Corporation; Gartner analysts Whit Andrews, Debra Logan and John Bace

*Crisis Leadership: Managing Behavioral Consequences of Terrorism Workshop: Steve Crimando, Managing Director of Extreme Behavioral Risk Management & Marv Wainschel, Business Continuity Consultant, Eagle Rock Alliance

There are 11 additional workshops focusing on key security & risk management issues. A complete list of the workshops can be found at

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

About Gartner:
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 80 countries. For more information, visit


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