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 area that includes Microsoft Office 365 Security and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB).

Previous experience

Mr. Xu has more than 20 years of experience in IT security industry across financial, healthcare, telecommunication, managed security service provider. 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

1Office 365 Security

2Cloud Security Access Broker (CASB)