Gartner Expert

Lisa Neubauer

Sr Director Analyst

Lisa Neubauer is an Advisor in Gartner's Security and Risk Management Practice. Ms. Neubauer brings more than 15 years of experience in the Security & Risk Management field. She regularly advises Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Security Leaders and non-IT executives on maturing their security and risk management programs and practices using Gartner leading research and thought leadership.

In particular, Ms. Neubauer focuses on executive/board reporting, strategy, metrics, governance, policy and security organizational structure. In addition, she assists CISOs in communicating with the c-suite, boards and senior stakeholders.

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Neubauer held various roles within cybersecurity and risk across several industries including financial services, manufacturing, insurance and accounting.

Ms. Neubauer is based in Arlington Heights, IL.

Previous experience

Information Security Program creation and implementation

Professional background

Grant Thornton


Reynolds Leveraged Services/Rank Group Holdings

Director, Cybersecurity

Discover Financial Services

Senior Manager, Information Security

Areas of coverage

Cyber Risk

Cybersecurity Leadership


Masters in Cybersecurity, DePaul University, With Distinction

Bachelors in Accounting, Northeastern Illinois University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cybersecurity Program Creation, Implementation, Monitoring, Measurement

2Cybersecurity Board Reporting, Presentations & Strategy Creation/Reviews, Metrics, Dashboards

3Cybersecurity Governance, Charter, Policy & Standard Reviews, Steering Committee Creation

4Cyber Judgment, Cyber Risk Quantification, Cybersecurity Risk Management/Assessments

5Talent/Organizational Structure, CISO Effectiveness, Job Description Reviews