Analyst Profile

Paul E. Proctor

Paul E. Proctor

VP Distinguished Analyst

14 years at Gartner ,  31 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Paul Proctor is a VP, Distinguished Analyst, and leads CIO research for technology risk, cybersecurity and the business value of IT. He helps CIOs and senior executives manage risk and technology dependency to balance the needs to protect against the needs to run their business. His coverage includes board reporting, KRI development, risk assessment and the Gartner business value model. His groundbreaking research in risk-adjusted value management helps organizations integrate risk and corporate performance. In 2016, Mr. Proctor was appointed to the University of California Cyber Risk Advisory Board by former Secretary of Homeland Security and current UC President, Janet Napolitano.

Areas of Coverage

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Security & Privacy


Previous Experience

Mr. Proctor has been involved in various aspects of risk management and the business value of IT since 1985. He was founder and CTO of two technology companies and developed first- and second-generation host-based intrusion-detection technologies. Mr. Proctor is a recognized expert in the fields of risk management and information security and associated regulatory compliance issues. He has authored two books published by Prentice Hall. Mr. Proctor was recognized for his expertise by being appointed to the original Telecommunications Infrastructure Protection working group used by Congress to understand critical infrastructure protection issues prior to the terrorist attack of 11 Sept. Previously, he worked for SAIC, Centrax, CyberSafe, Network Flight Recorder and Practical Security.

Professional Background

Centrax, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, 2 years
CyberSafe, Chief Technology Officer, 3 years
SAIC, Engineering Manager, 10 years


B.S., Mathematics/Computer Science, University of Illinois