Gartner Expert

Brad LaPorte

Sr Director Analyst

Brad LaPorte helps companies with tools and strategies to prevent malware infections, data breach mitigation, and threat intelligence programs. As a Research Senior Director with Gartner, Mr. LaPorte is responsible for all topics related to the Endpoint Protection Platforms ("EPP"), Endpoint Detection and Response ("EDR"), and Threat Intelligence ("TI"). He helps companies implement best practices for preventing data breaches, evaluating strategic technologies, vendors and solutions as well as being able to negotiate the best possible deal.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner in 2019, Mr. LaPorte served as a military officer in information technology and intelligence, worked as a senior leader and product manager for endpoint solutions at Dell SecureWorks and IBM. Some highlights:

-Top performer and senior leader of the global product management team.

-Designed, implemented and grew the Endpoint Security Service portfolio from concept to a multimillion-dollar revenue business.

-Co-led the acquisition and integration of industry leading SOAR vendor, one of the most successful acquisitions in company history.

Professional background

IBM

Senior Technical Product Manager & Team Lead, Endpoint Security

Dell SecureWorks

Senior Product Manager, Endpoint Security

United States Army

Military Officer

Areas of coverage

Security Operations

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure

Infrastructure Security

Education

M.S., Master of Business Administration, Ithaca College, Summa Cum Laude

B.S., Business Management, University of Rhode Island, Cum Laude

Certifications: GCIA, CISM, ITIL, Pragmatic Marketing Level 3, Sec+, A+

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do we defend against hacking and malware attacks like ransomware, APT, etc.

2How do we stop malware and other attacks that come from web sites when users are roaming

3How do we do application control correctly

4What EPP/EDR vendors to evaluate and pros/cons of each

5How to select, implement and manage threat intelligence solutions