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Khushbu Pratap leads Gartner’s IT risk, audit and cybersecurity risk management research. She also mentors C-suite executives in designing fit-to-purpose three lines of defense models. Ms. Pratap’s focus and interest are in organizations’ cybersecurity challenges, risk-based security compliance initiatives, security audits in the cloud and third-party security assessments. She advises senior management and board members on cybersecurity risk management.

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Pratap led the governance, risk and compliance division at a boutique consulting firm called Network Intelligence (India) (also called NII Consulting), managing and servicing key customers. Her experience at NII covered risk assessments, IT assurance, IT service management (ISO 20000), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), security and IT audits, business continuity management (BS 25999 and other guidelines), information security management systems (ISO 27000 series), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), COBIT, COSO, and IT governance. Key accounts she worked with included Bahrain Telecommunications, Amdocs Managed Services, World Customs Organization, Capgemini India, Atos Origin, m-Check Payment Solutions, ICICI Prudential and HSBC Mutual Funds.

CIO Peer Forum 2020, Day 2: Keynote speaker


Enable Innovation While Fighting Fires 

By 2023, one-third of risk and security leaders who do not adapt to business challenges will fail to protect value creation and the remainder might still be fighting fires full time. If innovation is more than a buzzword to your stakeholders they’ll understand that opportunity and risk are two sides of the innovation coin. You’ll learn about ways in which CIOs and CISOs navigate business risk inherent to digital and cyber-physical environments. Incorporating over 100+ experiences from her consulting days and current research you’ll hear about nuances of risk decision making and how it influences value creation. By observing the variance in risk strategy you’ll be positioned to ask the right questions about opportunity and risk in your organization’s journey in innovation.

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