Analyst Profile

Lawrence Pingree

Lawrence Pingree

VP Analyst

1 year at Gartner,  29 years industry experience

Location:  TX USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Lawrence Pingree is a Vice President in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider research practice. In this role, Mr. Pingree is part of a global team of analysts who research the emerging security technologies and trends that are changing today's world and shaping the future of security. The overarching goal is to better the world by accelerating information technology security innovation and its positive impact on business and society. In this pursuit, Mr. Pingree strives to provide security technology product leaders (Tech CEOs, General Managers, Chief Product Officers, Product Managers and Product Marketers) with unique, high-value research and indispensable advice on leveraging emerging security technologies and trends to create and deliver highly successful products and services. Key Analyst focus areas: - Cloud Security - Endpoint Security Information security now impacts pretty much every business function in all companies, all industries, and all geographies. Security technology providers are critical to the technology and business innovation that will define the world of tomorrow. Innovation depends on technology providers. By helping them, we help the world.


Previous Experience

Mr. Pingree has been an active member of the information security industry for many years. He has consulted for large financial institutions, corporations and government entities on technologies ranging from firewalls, intrusion detection, networks, system penetration, risk management, compliance, e-discovery, forensics and advanced malware, and he has served as a chief security architect at both PeopleSoft and NetScreen. Currently, he is an active member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) of Silicon Valley, as well as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), and is a published author of two books. He is a Founding Board Member of the Digital Forensics Association, where he is serving as VP. In his spare time, he enjoys stock trading, hiking, nature and performance cars.

Professional Background

  • McAfee, Sr. Manager Competitive Intelligence, 2 years
  • Safeway, Sr. Security Architect/Engineer, 3 years
  • Williams-Sonoma, Sr. Security Architect/Engineer, 1 year

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Author and Technical Editor of "Check Point Certified System Administrator Study Guide" by Syngress Media/McGraw Hill
  • Author of "The Manager's Guide to Becoming Great" by iUniverse Publishing
  • Published white paper: "Analysis of VRRP v2 Issues and Solutions"