Analyst Profile

Toby Bussa

Toby Bussa

VP Analyst

4 years at Gartner ,  19 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. His coverage areas focus on applicable services, technologies and processes for security operation, such asmanaged security services (MSS), managed detection and response services (MDR), security information and event management (SIEM) technologies, security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) tools, log management, security operations centers (SOCs), incident response services, vulnerability management technologies and services, and penetration testing services and technology. Mr. Bussa also writes research oriented towards security operations for the midsize enterprise. Toby 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 capabilities.


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



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