Gartner Expert

Fred Sotolongo

Sr Director Analyst

Fred Sotolongo is a Senior Research Director in Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) Secure Infrastructure group. Mr. Sotolongo advises clients on cloud security including native provider security controls in IaaS and PaaS, and augmented vendor security capabilities such as Cloud Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) and Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM).

Previous experience

Mr. Sotolongo previously worked at Royal Caribbean Group managing Enterprise Security Architecture, and has over 20 years of experience specializing in designing and implementing security technology solutions, including private and public cloud deployments. He has an extensive background in security architecture, leading the implementation of enterprise security across large-scale solutions working in hospitality, technology, and education.

Professional background

Royal Caribbean Group

Senior Manager, Enterprise Security Architecture


Information Security Leader

University of Miami

Director, Information Security

Areas of coverage

Security Technology and Infrastructure for Technical Professionals


Master of Business Administration - MBA, University of Miami

Master of Science - MS, Computer Science, University of Miami

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Florida International University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Implementing public cloud security (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google) and native security control deployment

2Deploying cloud workload protection platforms (CWPP) and cloud security posture management (CSPM)

3Deploying cloud native application protection platforms (CNAPP).

4Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture