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The Annual Insider Risk Summit Adds Experts from Accenture, Aberdeen, Deloitte, IDC and PwC to Speaker Roster

Minneapolis —

Today, the Insider Risk Summit team announced the next wave of cybersecurity experts and industry advisors to the speaker lineup for the annual Insider Risk Summit 2021. New speakers to the roster include leaders from Accenture, Aberdeen, Deloitte, IDC and PwC. Joining the sponsorship list includes Carahsoft, CrowdStrike, CyberArk, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks and Splunk.

Register here for the fully virtual, free-to-attend event.

The Insider Risk Summit is the industry's leading conference on Insider Risk Management (IRM). IRM is a new data security movement for mitigating any data exposure event that jeopardizes the financial, reputational or operational well-being of a company, its employees, customers and partners.

Insider Risk Summit Featured Speakers

Some of the event's additional featured sessions and speakers announced today include:

Advisory Panel
"The Intersection of Insider Risk Management & Enterprise Risk Management – How real-world challenges are influencing insider programs"
In an almost unprecedented joining of industry advisory and insider risk experts, John Boles with PwC, Henry Chan of Accenture Security and Michael Gelles with Deloitte, join Christina Richmond, the Program VP, Security Services from IDC to dive deep into the trenches in their session.

CISO Panel on Addressing Insider Risk
In this insightful CISO roundtable conversation from three distinct industries – security, technology and consulting, cybersecurity leader Rick Howard from The CyberWire moderates a candid and in-depth conversation with leading CISOs, Jeff Peal from SullivanCotter, Mike Johnson from Fastly and Jadee Hanson of Code42. They will discuss the latest headlines, the security implications of hybrid work, the great resignation, real insider experiences and solutions to the insider risk problem.

The Summit also features sessions by insider risk experts:

  • Derek Brink, Vice President and Research Fellow, Aberdeen
    'Understanding Your Insider Risk, and the Value of Your Intellectual Property'
  • Tim Briggs, Director Incident Response, CrowdStrike
    'Getting Started: Your Insider Risk Management Program'
  • Samantha Humphries, Head of Security Strategy, EMEA, Exabeam
    'Building an Insider Threat Program from Scratch'
  • Ananth Appathurai, SVP, Strategic Partnerships & Ecosystem
    'Customer-centric Insider Risk Management - It Takes an Ecosystem'
  • Talhah Mir, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
    'Don't Delay in Detecting and Mitigating Hidden Insider Risks'
  • Wendy Overton, Director of Cyber Strategy, Optiv
    'Moving from Insider Threat to Insider Risk: Shifting Focus in a Changing World'
  • Matt Tarr, Solutions Architect, CyberArk
    'Automating Threat Response to Privileged Identities'

Additional speaker announcements will be made in the lead-up to the conference on the Insider Risk Summit event page.

Register Now and Earn CPE Credits
Insider Risk Summit attendees will have opportunities to network, take in product demos, host 1:1 meetings or attend educational sessions and discussions. Security practitioners attending the Summit are eligible to earn 20+ CPE credits.

This year again, the event expects to draw security professionals from across the globe world, including:

  • C-suite executives focused on information security, security, risk and compliance
    (CISO, CSO, CRO, CCO).
  • Security architects rethinking the security stack in the context of Zero Trust and SASE.
  • Insider Risk, insider threat or insider trust functional leaders.
  • Incident responders and security analysts.
  • HR and legal professionals involved in internal investigations and IP litigations.

To register and learn more about the Insider Risk Summit, visit

About The Insider Risk Summit
The Insider Risk Summit, the industry's leading conference on Insider Risk Management (IRM), brings together security leaders and practitioners and industry experts to learn, interact and share best practices in the IRM space. More than just one moment in time – the Insider Risk Summit is a community of organizations and security professionals that understand collaboration, productivity and enablement of users while meeting data security challenges. In its inaugural year in 2020, more than 2,000 security professionals registered for the event, which is held annually in September during Insider Threat Awareness month. For the most up-to-date news about the Insider Risk Summit and the IRM community, go to or follow along on Twitter.