Gartner Expert

Kevin Schmidt

Director Analyst

Kevin supports the GTP Secure Infrastructure team in the area of Security Operations (SOC, monitoring, and vulnerability assessment).

Previous experience

Led the creation of a managed security service (MSSP) for SMBs. Worked as a contractor leading a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT). Built correction and machine learning technology for a major MSSP's homegrown SIEM platform. Built one of the first commercially viable SIEM platforms. Was a software engineer on a commercial appliance-based IPS

Professional background

Argo Cyber Systems


Imagine Believe Realize

Senior Systems Engineer / Operations Lead


Software Engineer/Senior Manager Engineering/Product Owner


BSc Computer Science, Regis University (Denver, CO)

MSc Cybersecurity, University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to build/staff a SOC.

2Issues related to SIEM architecture, deployment, and management.

3Issues related to detection engineering and alert creation/management.

4Understanding MDR services.

5Understanding Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS)