Gartner Expert

Craig Lawson

VP Analyst

Craig Lawson is a Research Vice President with Gartner, focusing on network security, firewalls, SASE, IPS, IDS, SIEM, log management, vulnerability management, advanced persistent threats (APT), vulnerability research, threat intelligence, managed security service providers (MSSP), managed detection and response (MDR), cloud access security brokers (CASB) and cloud security.

Previous experience

Prior to this, Mr. Lawson was in technical consulting, 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

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure

Infrastructure Security


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

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 security service providers (MSSP) and Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

5Threat intelligence