Gartner Expert

James Hoover

Principal Analyst

James Hoover is an Associate Principal Analyst on the Secure Business Enablement team within the IT Leaders practice.

He provides expertise and guidance on identity-first security, user authentication, passwordless authentication, privileged access management, workforce access management.

Previous experience

Previously, James worked for the Greenville Utilities Commission building and developing an information security and IT risk management program including vulnerability assessment, application whitelisting, privileged access management, and policy creation.

Professional background

Greenville Utilities Commission

Systems Analyst

Areas of coverage

Identity and Access Management and Fraud Detection


M.S, Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, Capitol Technology University

B.S, Information & Computer Technology, East Carolina University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Pursuing an Identity-first approach to security.

2Reducing risk via privileged access management

3Modernizing Authentication, including Multifactor and Passwordless

4Engaging with Electronic Signature Vendors and implementing successful Electronic Signature initiatives