With the arrival of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2018, 3,400 IT leaders will convene June 4-7 in National Harbor, Maryland for more than 120 research-driven sessions around security strategy. A track dedicated to emerging security trends and capabilities means a significant focus at the summit will be the growing need for mobile security in the enterprise and SMB.

The time is now to develop a stronger security strategy against the growing mobile threat vector. By 2019, mobile malware will amount to one-third of total malware, compared to just 7.5 percent of all detected threats today, Gartner estimates.

The Next Mobile Economy is approaching quickly. To strengthen your organization’s readiness for mobile security and transformation, we’ve curated a list of five can’t-miss sessions at the upcoming summit.

1. Autonomy and Security in the Mobile-First Workplace

In order to capture the full potential of mobile transformation, organizations must develop a mobile strategy which balances opportunities and threats. Nick Rea, Vice President of Mobile Innovation at Samsung Electronics America, will present how organizations can develop strategic partnerships to confidently embrace digital transformation, while breaking down barriers between security and usability. Attendees will learn about the leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Platform, and how to deliver on innovation to meet the needs of both employers and employees.
Monday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m.

2. Tutorial: Define Your Mobile Application Security Strategy

IT decision-makers must solve for an increasing number of identity management challenges for commercial app stores. In this tutorial with Gartner Research Director Dionisio Zumerle, attendees will learn how to deploy and manage internal apps for their workforce and external contractors, extend the lifecycle of legacy app technologies, and solve for security challenges. This session will address best practices and emerging new technologies.
Sunday, June 3 at 4:30 p.m.

3. The State of Cloud Security 2018

The risks of public cloud have evolved significantly. Gartner Research Vice President Jay Heiser will present the “current story of cloud security,” with a particular focus on infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Attendees will emerge with knowledge of both current and emerging solutions and best practices to control and mitigate cloud-based risks within the organization.
Monday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m.

4. State of Endpoint and Mobile Security 2018

With continued innovation in endpoint and mobility, security leaders are challenged to transform their security strategy accordingly. Per the event agenda, this presentation by Gartner VP Distinguished Analyst John Girard will yield a “path to introduce agility and tolerance into critical infrastructure.” Session content will touch on mobility tech trends, advanced mobile threats and the challenge of data protection in a workplace with an ever-increasing number of endpoints.
Monday, June 4 at 5:15 p.m.

5. Impact Appraisal: Technologies Converge to Aid Transparency in Mobile Authentication

Weak or stolen passwords remain a leading contributor to data breaches. John Girard, VP distinguished analyst at Gartner, will present use cases for “clever, subtle and transparent” identity management for both the SMB and enterprise. Technologies such as embedded biometrics will enable advanced authentication without compromising or complicating a simple user experience.
Wednesday, June 6 at 11:45 a.m.

In the days to come, we’ll be providing additional coverage of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit. Stay tuned for insight into Resiliency for the Public Sector, Emerging Gartner Research into Security Pillars and Coverage of the Next Mobile Economy’s Impact on the Financial Sector.