Analyst Profile

Andrew Walls

Andrew Walls

Group Vice President

12 years at Gartner ,  41 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Andrew Walls is a Group Vice President in Gartner Research, where he leads the Security and Risk Management teams. His research background is in security education, awareness, communications and behavior management, as well as investigations, employee monitoring and surveillance. Outside of Gartner, Mr. Walls is an active member of the Nevada County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team and leads the crime scene evidence recovery team.


Previous Experience

Mr. Walls has more than 40 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)
Gartner Analyst of the Year, 2014
Gartner Presentation Excellence Award, 2016


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



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