Author Profile

Wayne Hankins

Wayne Hankins

Sr Director Analyst

1 year at Gartner,  23 years' experience

Location:  AL USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Wayne is a Sr. Director Advisor. Wayne Hankins' area of focus revolves around mobile device threat prevention, IoT Security, Mobile Network Security (4G & 5G), Zero Trust Architecture, SASE/SSE, SDWAN, Cloud Security (CNAPP, CASB, CSPM, & CWPP), and Ransomware.


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Wayne spent the last 25 years working in the Telecommunications and IT field. During that time, he built Enterprise WAN networks across the globe while utilizing security best practices. He also has 10 plus years of experience securing Mobile Devices (Routers, IoT, and Handsets).

Professional Background

  • EDS, Application Support, 2 years
  • T-Mobile/ Sprint, Sr. Solutions Engineering Manager, 22 years


  • Masters of Engineering, Information Engineering and Management, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Patent: File control for data packet routers using consensus and inter-planetary file system (IPFS US 11115312 Issued Sep 7, 2021)