Analyst Profile

Rob McMillan

Rob McMillan

Research Director

7 years at Gartner ,  33 years industry experience
Australia


Roles and Responsibilities

Rob McMillan covers information and IT security topics such as strategic planning, security policy and governance, security incident response, risk management, and security metrics. He brings firsthand experience with nine years in the financial services industry at the executive level within one of the largest banks in the world. Prior to this, Mr. McMillan spent 12 years within the university sector, including nine years with specialist security incident response teams.

Rob McMillan's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research

Background

Previous Experience

Mr. McMillan joined Gartner after almost nine years in information security at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he was Executive Manager of Business Information Security Support. In this position, he was responsible for developing and implementing security policies and standards, operating the bank's threat intelligence capability, implementing the security awareness program, rolling out security infrastructure technologies, and a range of other issues. During this time, he was also a key participant in broader industry initiatives. Prior to this, Mr. McMillan was co-founder and general manager of AusCERT, responsible for the strategic direction and overall operational management of its core business. He had also spent four years with CERT in the U.S.

Professional Background

Carnegie Mellon University (SEI/CERT), Member of Technical Staff, 4 years
Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Executive Manager, Business Information Security Support, 9 years
University of Queensland (AusCERT), General Manager, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL)

Education

Associate Diploma in Applied Science, Applied Chemistry, Queensland University of Technology
B.AS., Computing, Queensland University of Technology
C.B.A. Executive Education Program, MIT Sloan

Languages

English