Analyst Profile

Toby Bussa

Toby Bussa

Research Director

3 years at Gartner ,  18 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Toby Bussa's coverage in the Security and Risk Management team within the IT Leaders group focuses on security operations and vulnerability management, including managed security services (MSS), managed detection and response services (MDR), security information and event management (SIEM) technologies, user entity and behavior analytics (UEBA) tools, security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) tools, security operations centers (SOCs), incident response services, vulnerability management technologies and services, and penetration testing. He also leverages his firsthand experience from both the end-user and vendor areas in his research, focusing on how clients can make the best decisions to implement and improve their security operations and threat management capabilities.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy


Previous Experience

Mr. Bussa joined Gartner from GlaxoSmithKline, where he worked for more than 14 years in the infrastructure security team. Most recently, he held leadership roles addressing information protection, and security strategy and architecture for security monitoring, advanced threat defense, data protection, identity and access management, and global network services. Mr. Bussa also worked for Symantec Managed Security Services in the U.K., leading the Security Analysis team.

Professional Background

GlaxoSmithKline, Director, Information Protection Management, 2 years
GlaxoSmithKline, Director, Strategy and Architecture, 2 years
Symantec, Manager, Security Analysis EMEA, 1 year

Industry Awards/Accolades

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)


B.A., Environmental Management, University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Mineral Economics, Penn State University