Gartner Expert

Dennis Xu

Sr Director Analyst

Dennis Xu is a Senior Director Analyst with Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) on the Security and Risk Management team. He covers cloud security topics that include Security Service Edge (SSE), Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Microsoft Office 365 Security, Microsoft Azure Security, CSPM, and CWPP.

Previous experience

Mr. Xu has more than 20 years of experience in the IT security industry across financial, healthcare, telecommunication, managed security service providers. He has served as Director of Cloud Security and developed cloud security strategy and control framework for a large bank. He has worked as a Security Architect and Security Advisor covering AWS, Azure, Cloud Foundry, Mobile Security, Micro Segmentation, SIEM, Threat Risk Assessment, Security Reference Architecture.

Professional background

1. RBC Royal Bank

Director Cloud Security

2. Bank of Nova Scotia

Senior Security Advisor

3. Health Shared Services Ontario

Security Architect

Areas of coverage

Security Technology and Infrastructure for Technical Professionals


Bachelor's Degree, Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1IaaS and PaaS Security

2Security Service Edge (SSE)

3Office 365 Security

4Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)