Gartner Expert

Brian Reed

Sr Director Analyst

Brian Reed mentors cybersecurity leaders and his research focuses on topics that can help cybersecurity leaders improve their security programs and incident response posture.

Previous experience

Mr. Reed has worked in a variety of IT Security roles for over 15 years prior to joining Gartner in 2015. During that time he has worked for IT security vendors such as Cisco, HP, IBM and McAfee. He has worked in technical roles including solution architecture, software engineering and quality assurance, as well as roles focused on business development, marketing, sales engineering and strategy. He has spoken at numerous global conferences and events including Gartner Security and Risk Management Summits, Gartner Symposium, and HIMSS.

Professional background

IBM Internet Security Systems

Product Manager

Cisco Systems/Sourcefire

Consulting Systems Engineer

HP Enterprise Security Products

Security Solutions Architect

Areas of coverage

Security and Risk Management Leaders

Information Security Management Program (retired)

Cybersecurity and IT Risk


M.B.A., Kennesaw State Univeristy

B.A., University of Georgia

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Incident Response

2Security Programs

3Security as a Board-Level Initiative

4IT Security and Risk Management

5Cybersecurity Trends