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Andrew Bales

Principal Analyst

Andrew Bales is a Principal Analyst within the Secure Business and Infrastructure practice at Gartner. Mr. Bales' area of research and expertise is Data Security, including topics such a DLP vendors, DLP best practices and DLP strategy, Data Classification vendors, best practices and strategies, along with Data Masking vendors and best practices.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Bales worked as an DLP Analyst at a managed security services provider, working on development of DLP programs, DLP policy development/compliance, and DLP incident management and governance. In addition, he has coverage of Data Classification and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) strategies with regard to DLP.

Previous experience

Mr. Bales was a DLP analyst for several of InteliSecure's highest paying clients, managing all aspects of client's Data Loss Prevention programs.

Professional background


Data Loss Prevention Analyst

Areas of coverage

Security of Applications and Data

Infrastructure Security


B.S. Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Data Loss Prevention Strategy and Vendors

2Data Loss Prevention Market

3Data Classification Strategy

4Data Masking