Analyst Profile

Steve Riley

Steve Riley

Research Director

3 years at Gartner ,  28 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Steve Riley is a Research Director covering various aspects of cloud security. He tracks the security and compliance capabilities of public cloud providers, researches how to design and deploy secure workloads in public clouds, and monitors the threat and vulnerability landscape present in public cloud services. Related areas of research include software-defined security and the integration of security into DevOps ("SecDevOps").

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy

Steve Riley's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Riley participated in a variety of security projects. He worked with a team to create an incident response process and to establish a culture of security. He was part of a group that managed worldwide forums for chief security officers and security architects, seeking customer feedback and incorporating it into security-related product design. Throughout his career at numerous events on six continents he has delivered hundreds of presentations - many of which covered various aspects of cloud security and compliance.

Professional Background

Amazon Web Services, Sr. Technical Program Manager, 2 years
Microsoft, Sr. Security Strategist, 11 years
Riverbed Technology, Technical Director/Deputy CTO, 4 years


Bachelor of Science, Computer and Information Engineering, The Ohio State University