Analyst Profile

Andrew Walls

Andrew Walls

Research VP

7 years at Gartner ,  36 years IT industry


Roles and Responsibilities

Andrew Walls is a Research Vice President in Gartner Research, where he specializes in security education, awareness, communications and behavior management; security in social media; enterprise governance; investigations/surveillance; brand and image reputation management; and security program management. Security practices and data protection in the Asia/Pacific region are also a focus of his research agenda.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy

Background

Previous Experience

Mr. Walls has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Walls was a principal security consultant for Cybertrust Australia, where his practice focused on ISMS development, security governance, breach investigations and compliance assessments. Before that, he worked in financial services security for HBOSA (BankWest). Prior to his concentration on information security, Mr. Walls worked in software development, product management, database design and IT management for commercial and educational organizations.

Professional Background

Coflexip Stena Offshore, IT Manager and Security Director, 1 year
Cybertrust Australia, Principal Security Consultant, 4 years
Halifax Bank of Scotland Australia (BankWest), Information Security and Risk Specialist, 4 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Education

B.A., Chemistry and Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.B.A., Marketing and Finance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Languages

English