Analyst Profile

Paul Proctor

Paul Proctor

Distinguished VP Analyst

17 years at Gartner ,  34 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Paul Proctor is a VP and Distinguished Analyst, and leads CIO research for technology risk, cybersecurity and digital business measurement. Mr. Proctor helps CIOs and senior executives manage risk and technology dependency to balance and protect against the needs to run their business. Mr. Proctor's coverage includes board reporting, KRI development, risk assessment, the Gartner business value model, and digital business measurement (KPIs). His groundbreaking research in risk-adjusted value management helps organizations integrate risk and corporate performance. In 2016, he 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 the founder and CTO of two technology companies and developed first and second-generation host-based intrusion-detection technologies. He is a recognized expert in the fields of risk management, information security, and associated regulatory compliance issues. He has authored two books published by Prentice Hall. He 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 11th September. 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



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