Analyst Profile

Greg Young

Greg Young

Research VP

13 years at Gartner ,  30 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Greg Young is a Research Vice President in Gartner. Mr. Young's primary coverage area is the network security of public and private clouds, network segmentation and securing network virtualization. He leads the research on threat trends. He has authored more than 20 Gartner Magic Quadrants.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy


Previous Experience

Mr. Young has more than 25 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 the CISO 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

AMS - American Management Systems, Senior Principal, eCommerce and Security Practice, 2 years
Federal Department the Communications, Chief of Informatics Security, 4 years
SAGUS Security, Chief Security Architect, 1 year

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)