Neil MacDonald

Neil MacDonald

Distinguished VP Analyst
Neil MacDonald is a Vice President, Distinguished Analyst and Gartner Fellow Emeritus in Gartner Research, based in Stamford, Connecticut. Mr. MacDonald is a member of Gartner's information security, privacy and risk research team, focusing on securing next-generation virtualized and cloud-based computing environments. Specific research areas include container/serverless security, protection of hybrid cloud and IaaS workloads and applications, and protection from advanced and targeted attacks with adaptive security architectures based on a continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment (CARTA) strategic approach. His most recent research area explores the convergence of network and network security as a service into a cloud-based secure access service edge (SASE), enabling zero trust, anywhere/anytime access for a digital business and workforce.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Outlook for Cloud Security 2021

Information security is frequently cited as a top obstacle to the adoption of cloud computing, yet improved security is cited as a top driver for adoption of cloud computing. This session will explore the current and future state of cloud security spanning infrastructure, platform and software as a service offerings, including hybrid cloud security and emerging distributed cloud and edge computing security issues.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT
Best Practices for Securing Cloud-Native Applications Built on Containers and Kubernetes

Cloud-native applications are not inherently unsecure, but are being deployed insecurely, driven by developers and with a need for agility in service development and deployment. Security and risk management leaders must address container and Kubernetes security issues around vulnerabilities, visibility, compromise and compliance.

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