Analyst Profile

Brian Reed

Brian Reed

Sr Director Analyst

2 years at Gartner ,  22 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Brian Reed mentors cybersecurity leaders and his research focuses on topics that can help cybersecurity leaders improve their security programs and incident response posture.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy


Previous Experience

Mr. Reed has worked in a variety of IT Security roles for over 15 years prior to joining Gartner in 2015. During that time he has worked for IT security vendors such as Cisco, HP, IBM and McAfee. He has worked in technical roles including solution architecture, software engineering and quality assurance, as well as roles focused on business development, marketing, sales engineering and strategy. He has spoken at numerous global conferences and events including Gartner Security and Risk Management Summits, Gartner Symposium, and HIMSS.

Professional Background

Cisco Systems/Sourcefire, Consulting Systems Engineer, 2 years
HP Enterprise Security Products, Security Solutions Architect, 2 years
IBM Internet Security Systems, Product Manager, 8 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


B.A., University of Georgia
M.B.A., Kennesaw State Univeristy



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