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Are You Ready for Some IRM? Gartner’s 2018 Security & Risk Summit Events Span the Globe

by John A. Wheeler  |  April 30, 2018  |  Submit a Comment

It’s that time of year again! Preparations for our upcoming global summit events are at a fever pitch. A central theme for this year’s summit is how integrated risk management (IRM) can improve overall resilience to withstand a major cyber attack. “Cybersecurity Redefined in the Digital Era” describes how an IRM strategy must incorporate system assurance, business continuity and safety management inputs to develop a multi-domain approach for cyber and physical security (see figure below).

I will be presenting three sessions at our summit events that explore how an IRM strategy and technology solution set can strengthen an organization’s resilience in this new era of digital danger. Here’s a quick look at what you can learn by attending each session.

1) State of Risk Management, 2018 

Risk management continues to be an area of growing maturity and investment for most organizations, as the risk landscape becomes increasingly complex and interconnected. As a result, new technology solutions are emerging to increase the collaborative nature of risk management to support data-driven decision making, both within and external to an organization. This session explores how integrated risk management (IRM) will help improve risk management practices.

2) How IRM Fits Into a Digital Risk Management Solution Stack

IRM’s key to success is the ability to provide a vertically integrated view of risk, starting with an organization’s strategy, through to its business operations and ultimately into the enabling technology assets.This integration can be even more successful when IRM extends into markets such as BI and analytics as well as security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) in support of digital business transformation. Learn how IRM fits into this digital business risk solution stack.

3) GRC Era Is Over as Customers Adopt Integrated Risk Management

To better address the needs of global CEOs and senior executives, end-user organizations are shifting focus away from governance, risk and compliance (GRC) to IRM solutions. IRM goes beyond traditional, compliance-driven GRC technology solutions to provide actionable insights that are aligned with business strategies, not just regulatory mandates. Learn how this market is quickly expanding to meet the new demands of the digital business.

Please join me and my Gartner colleagues at our summit event series beginning June 4 – 7 in Washington, DC. See you there!

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John A. Wheeler
Global Research Leader - Risk Management Technology
9 years at Gartner
30 years IT Industry

John A. Wheeler is global research leader for risk management technology solutions and professional services. His areas of specialty include integrated risk management, executive leadership and corporate governance. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAWheeler Read Full Bio

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