Analyst Profile

Dale Gardner

Dale Gardner

Sr Director Analyst

4 years at Gartner ,  34 years industry experience
Arlington, VA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Dale Gardner is a Senior Director, Analyst on Gartner's Digital Workplace Security team. Mr. Gardner researches application security and DevSecOps. His coverage includes topics such as secure application development and testing, as well as many of the security issues associated with application deployment, operation, and monitoring. In addition to assessing and advising clients on application security tools and processes, he provides coverage of the data masking market. Mr. Gardner's charter includes investigating early stage, emerging and disruptive technologies such as risk-based vulnerability management and API security. Mr. Gardner advises a wide range of constituents, encompassing enterprise application security practitioners and management, investors, and vendors. He assists application security teams in process guidance and tool selection, and in evaluating emerging market trends and solutions. For security vendors and investors, Mr. Gardner provides guidance on market trends and competitive landscapes. He originally joined Gartner in 2016 as a Research Director on the Technology and Service Provider Security and Risk Management team, where he established that group's application security practice. In that role, he created a mix of quantitative and qualitative research on a variety of DevSecOps tools and markets. He also assisted with coordinating the team's overall research agenda.

Dale Gardner's Recent Gartner Activity

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Previous Experience

Mr. Gardner began his technology career as an application and systems programmer. He spent over 25 years in a variety of product leadership positions, at companies of all sizes, focusing primarily on a range of information security disciplines. Immediately prior to joining Gartner, he directed worldwide product marketing efforts for CA Technologies privileged access management product line.

Professional Background

Market Foundry, Founder/Principal, 12 years
Tenable Network Security, Product Marketing Manager, 1 year
Xceedium/CA Technologies, Senior Director of Product Marketing, 4 years


Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, Cleary University



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