Khushbu Pratap leads Gartner’s risk assessment, assurance, and cyber 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.
Virtual CIO Peer Forum
State of Risk Management in 2020 for CIOs
By 2023, one-third of risk and security leaders who do not adapt to business challenges will fail to protect value creation and the remaining might still be fighting fires full time. In this session, you’ll learn about ways in which CIOs and CISOs navigate risk decisions inherent to digital environments. Incorporating over 100+ geographically diverse experiences from Khushbu’s consulting days and current research you’ll hear about the evolving role of CIOs in risk management. Takeaways will include insights on investments decisions, risk management strategy, risk trends, and stakeholder cooperation from Gartner surveys. 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 to adapt to business challenges.