Analyst Profile

Greg Young

Greg Young

Research VP

11 years at Gartner ,  28 years IT industry
Ottawa, ON Canada

Roles and Responsibilities

Greg Young is a Research Vice President in Gartner. His primary coverage area is network security. He is the lead author for the Network Firewall Magic Quadrant, IPS Magic Quadrant and Infrastructure Protection Hype Cycle. He also co-authors the UTM Magic Quadrant.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy


Previous Experience

Mr. Young has more than 20 years of experience in IT security in product companies, and in both the private and public sectors. He spent his military career in technology security and was head of IT security for the Federal Department of Communications. He received the confederation medal from the Governor General of Canada for his work with smart card security, headed a large security consulting practice, was chief security architect for a security product company, and headed several large security consulting practices.

Professional Background

Military and government IT security, Certifier and Accreditor, Chief of IT Security, 8 years
Security consulting firms, Vice President, Security Services, 8 years
Security product company, Chief Security Architect, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Confederation Medal from the Governor General of Canada


Certified Client-Server Professional (CSSP)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Government-Certified Common Criteria (CC) Evaluator
Graduate of Langara College, Criminal Justice
Graduate of the Canadian Forces School of Intelligence and Security (CFSIS)