Gartner Expert

Aaron Lord

Sr Director Analyst

Aaron Lord is a Sr. Director Analyst covering software engineering security, DevSecOps, supply chain security, cloud security, and vulnerability management.

Previous experience

Aaron's experience ranges from penetration testing web applications, performing architecture and design review, threat modeling, vulnerability management, bug bounty management, and security automation.

Professional background


Application Security Engineer


Application Security Engineer

Application Security Engineer

Areas of coverage

Security of Applications and Data

Software Engineering Practices

Cybersecurity Leadership

Software Engineering Leadership

Build and Optimize Cybersecurity Programs


SANS GIAC WebApp Penetration testing

SANS SEC 540 Cloud Security and DevOps Automation

SANS SEC 560 Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to mitigate software supply chain risks as enterprises become more reliant on open-source components and third-party APIs.

2How can software engineering leaders integrate security into the software development life cycle without stifling innovation.

3How to select the right DevSecOps tools for secure software delivery.

4How can software engineering leaders measure the maturity and impact of an application security program.

5How can software engineering leaders improve security culture to improve secure coding practices.