Analyst Profile

Sid Deshpande

Sid Deshpande

Sr Director Analyst

9 years at Gartner ,  13 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Siddharth Deshpande is a Senior Director covering cybersecurity technologies and services. His specific focus is on emerging technologies within cloud security and managed security services. Mr. Deshpande advises product leaders at technology providers on these topics to help them design a successful product strategy. Broad areas of topical coverage include: - Managed security services (MSS): Skills shortages and technology complexity associated with security monitoring initiatives are causing security buyers to leverage managed security service providers (MSSPs) to better detect and respond to security incidents. - Managed Detection and Response (MDR): A new type of managed services in security that enables buyers to significantly improve their threat detection, incident response and continuous-monitoring capabilities. - Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) and Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM): As organizations move more applications and infrastructure to the cloud, they need to make informed risk-based decisions about securing their cloud deployments. CASB and CSPM are an emerging areas that help organizations secure their usage of cloud environments. Mr. Deshpande's research helps product leaders and Tech CEOs improve product planning, strategy, messaging, differentiation as well as corporate development. In addition to product leaders, he also regularly advises CISOs and CIOs on security topics through written research, client inquiries and presentations at Gartner Summits and Symposia.


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Deshpande's focus was on driving research and advisory projects in the information technology and telecom markets. Key information technology domains he worked on included server virtualization, cloud computing and security.

Professional Background

Cross-Tab, Senior Business Analyst, 3 years
Manthan Services, Research Analyst, 1 year


Bachelor's degree, Electronics Engineering
Security Industry Certification: CompTIA Security+, CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional


Indian - Hindi
Indian - Marathi

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