Gartner Expert

Alex Michaels

Principal, Advisory

Alex Michaels is a Principal Advisor who advises IT leaders in the management of their function. Mr. Michaels supports information security leaders on best practices for strategic planning, policy development, controls frameworks, awareness programs, and many other adjacent topics.

Previous experience

Prior to joining the advisory team, Mr. Michaels worked in Gartner's service organization, providing guidance and support to CFO's in multiple industries with their technology and strategy initiatives. Mr. Michaels has also worked with the United States Army Reserves for seven years and held roles in leadership and IT operations.

Professional background

United States Army Reserves

Signal Officer

Areas of coverage

Cybersecurity and IT Risk

Cybersecurity Leadership


Master of Science, Management, Wake Forest University

Bachelor of Art, Government, Wofford College

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do I create a security strategy?

2How do I assess the maturity of my function? How do I compare my function to peers?

3How do we design an effective employee awareness program?

4How do I write or renew a Security Policy?

5IT Score (Security and Risk Management) & Controls Maturity Benchmark