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Eric Ouellet

VP Analyst

Eric Ouellet is a Vice President in Gartner Research, Security and Risk Management and Digital Workplace Security. His area of expertise includes endpoint protection platforms, endpoint detection and response, and enterprise digital rights management.

Previous experience

Mr. Ouellet has worked in the networking and information security industry since 1990 and has strong operational and network security experience at all levels of the IT organization, including hands-on system implementations, technology architecture design, program management, and certification and accreditation activities.

He has consulted for financial, commercial, government and military customers worldwide, and regularly speaks at leading networking and security conferences. He has developed and delivered CISSP training classes, leading to the certification of more than 6,500 new CISSPs. He is also a published author with McGraw-Hill, Syngress and others in the fields of monitoring, networking, and security.

Professional background

Bay Dynamics

VP Strategy


Research Vice President

Secure Systems Design Group

Senior Partner, Chief Security Officer

Areas of coverage

Endpoint and Mobile Security (retired)


Has a current Secret clearance.

Has held various designations, including CISSP, CISA, CISM, CBCP, ISSMP, ISSAP, CCNA, CCDA and MCSE.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Protecting endpoints from malicious code

2Protecting documents with digital rights management

3Assisting organizations in establishing Data Loss Prevention programs and solutions