Gartner Expert

Craig Lawson

VP Analyst

Craig Lawson is a Research Vice President with Gartner, focusing on SASE, Security Service Edge (SSE), network security, XDR (extended detection and response), IPS/IDS, SIEM, log management, vulnerability management, advanced persistent threats (APT), threat intelligence, managed detection and response (MDR), zero trust, and cloud security.

Previous experience

Prior to this, Mr. Lawson was in technical consulting, solution architecture, penetration testing and presales.

Professional background


Solution Architect for Enterprise Security Products


Presales Team Lead and Solution Architect

Dimension Data Australia

Solution Architect

Areas of coverage

Security Operations

Infrastructure Security

Cyber Risk

Meet Daily Cybersecurity Needs


Associate Diploma of Business Computing

Bachelor of Business Computing

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Selection and implementation of infrastructure protection technology and cloud security (SASE, SSE, CSPM, CASB, SWG)

2Selection and implementation of security monitoring products and services, including SIEM, XDR, SASE, threat intelligence, firewall, IPS, IDS, UEBA

3Implementation of a vulnerability management strategy

4Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

5Threat intelligence