Security & Risk Management Summit

June 3 – 5, 2024 | National Harbor, MD

Building Cybersecurity Resilience in a Complex World

In today’s swiftly changing digital terrain, the importance of bolstering your organization’s defenses against an array of cyber threats cannot be overstated. Cybersecurity resilience is paramount as cyberattacks span from sophisticated state-sponsored breaches to opportunistic malware invasions. Amidst this dynamic landscape, cybersecurity leaders face the challenge of navigating through constant change and adapting to emerging risks, including those posed by artificial intelligence.

The World Events Security & Risk Management Summit serves as a nexus for experts, thought leaders, and innovators to delve into the evolving digital risk landscape and discuss strategies for resilience. Explore and enrich your cybersecurity strategy and vision, gaining insights into diverse topics such as generative AI, risk and compliance management, security metrics, cloud security, security governance and policy, data security, vulnerability management, and more.

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:

  • Build a vision, strategy and operating model that can succeed in today’s distributed, fast-changing environment.
  • Improve your personal effectiveness, especially in dealing with key business stakeholders.
  • Develop a strategy to source, develop and retain talent on your team.
  • Accelerate the adoption of cyber judgment in the enterprise to enable scalability in digital cyber-risk management.
  • Measure all-in costs for security that enables the organization to make better informed decisions.
  • Learn the strategies CISOs are adopting to cope with the shift in risk landscape and risk appetite.

Exclusive CISO Circle Program: Learn more about the program

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

  • Discover how to develop and maintain effective governance across the organization.
  • Use key metrics and indicators to measure effectiveness of individual controls, as well as the whole program.
  • Establish business-driven risk requirements to identify and prioritize use cases that can assist with the evaluation and selection of detection and response technologies and services.
  • Manage and reduce threat exposure, across all environments in which business and IT units operate, that could lead to cybersecurity incidents.

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

  • Understand the current and future role of risk management leadership. 
  • Build a risk culture that enables your organization’s digital future. 
  • Network with other senior risk management leaders in the CISO Circle program.
  • Learn how to monitor and assess third-party cybersecurity risk.
  • Learn how to use cyber-risk quantification to influence business decision making.
  • Understand the risks associated with AI. 

Select and architect effective security and risk solutions:

  • Address the organization’s cybersecurity and compliance requirements by developing appropriate technology solutions.
  • Advocate security requirements and objectives with stakeholders, while ensuring that security architectures and practices do not impede the needs of the business.
  • Adopt best practices in building aligned security architectures.
  • Learn how to take a systematic approach to model threats against a variety of systems and assets.

Protect critical assets:

  • Learn how to respond to threats and best practices to leverage before an incident.
  • Optimize prediction and prevention; know when detection is required.
  • Understand the unique security risks associated with IaaS, PaaS and SaaS and how they can be mitigated.
  • Learn about modern security platform consolidation and how to implement it to drive better protection; accelerate time to resolution and superior productivity. 

Network with experts and peers

At World Events Security & Risk Management Summit, attendees have the opportunity to connect with World Events 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. 

CISOs will benefit from the unparalleled power of in-person World Events conferences, with three days of impactful presentations that broaden your perspective, deepen your knowledge and transform your strategy. Learn more about how World Events supports CISOs.

Attendees can build new relationships, broaden their perspectives and uncover ways to solve problems alongside other security and risk leaders.


  • Roundtables:* Attendees join 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 World Events expert.  
  • Peer conversations: Attendees organically join peer-to-peer discussions throughout the conference. With more than 2,600 CISOs and security executives, discover how others are tackling the challenges you face every day.
  • End-user case studies: Detailed and documented case studies, by World Events invitation only, reveal lessons from peers during their organizations’ implementations.
  • Social engagements: Attendees can have fun and build new business relationships with peers as they 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 your mission-critical priorities into business results.


  • Guest speakers: Attendees hear firsthand experience from guest keynote speakers and guest speakers from such companies as Equinix, Healthfirst, Sabre and more.
  • World Events Magic Quadrant™ sessions and Market Guides: Explore the World Events Magic Quadrant™ methodology that helps attendees 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 World Events 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.


  • The CISO Circle Program:* A World Events 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 gain special access to World Events experts in unique and highly educational, interactive sessions. Learn More and Apply
  • Workshops:* Small-scale and interactive, workshops allow attendees to collaborate with peers by taking the most important topics and learning how to apply their findings to their business.
  • Midsize Enterprise Program: Designed with scale and resources in mind, the Midsize Enterprise Program spotlight track is designed specifically for security executives from midsize enterprises. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Sessions and interactive experiences from this spotlight track 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 World Events experts help you advance your mission-critical priorities through industry-leading insights, guidance and tools. Tap their unique expertise to make faster, smarter decisions. 

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

Ask the Expert sessions:* These topic-driven sessions provide a more intimate discussion forum, featuring one World Events expert and end-user peers posing questions.

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

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