Speaker Bio

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 technology service provider organization focusing on how vendors and end-user organizations secure hybrid multi-cloud and edge-based computing environments. Specific research areas include container/serverless security, protection of cloud workloads and applications, cloud security posture management and protection from advanced and targeted attacks with zero trust, 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) and security service edge (SSE), enabling zero trust, anywhere/anytime access for a digital business and workforce.
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Monday, June 05, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT
Emerging Cybersecurity Market Trends and Growth Opportunities

This session will explore key cybersecurity trends and technologies for vendors and technology service providers in information security. For each category explored, we'll provide context for the sizing of the opportunity. customer adoption interest and potential disruptions to existing markets. Examples of technology categories that will be explored include SASE, SSE, Zero Trust, etc.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT
How to Securely Develop, Deploy and Operate Cloud-Native Applications

Cloud native applications live at the nexus of microservices-architected applications built on Linux containers using DevSecOps deployed onto programmatic cloud infrastructure and managed with an immutable infrastructure mindset. Securing cloud native applications requires new approaches for securing the entire lifecycle of the application. This session will provide specific guidance, tools and vendors to secure cloud native applications.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
Crossfire: Zero Trust Debate

Gartner receives thousands of inquiries on zero trust every year. Some believe the debate is settled and zero trust is the only way to do security. However, the subject is far from settled. Is Zero Trust real or just a marketing term? Is it achievable? Is cloud native required? How mature does my identity program need to be to achieve a zero trust posture?

Wednesday, June 07, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
How Vendors Can Survive and Navigate Looming Disruptions in the Cybersecurity Market

2023 will be disruptive for enterprise and vendors alike. For security vendors, several disruptions will take center stage: selling into economic headwinds, competing with Microsoft, customer preferences for converged security platforms. In this session, we provide specific advice for cybersecurity technology providers to adapt and thrive in this disruptive environment.

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