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Mario de Boer

VP Analyst

Mario de Boer, Ph.D., is an Analyst in the Gartner for Technical Professionals Security and Risk Management Strategies team. He covers endpoint security, anti-malware, email security, endpoint encryption and rights management.

Previous experience

Previously, Dr. de Boer was an enterprise security architect at a global semiconductor company, responsible for delivering and advising on security solutions for a wide variety of IT and business initiatives. He has more than 25 years of industry experience in security, risk and compliance topic areas, working for enterprises, government organizations and consulting firms.

Professional background

NXP Semiconductors

Enterprise Security Architect

Logica, Collis, Njama

Senior Security Consultant

Dutch Ministries of Defence and Justice

Scientific Researcher Cryptography and Software Security


Ph.D., Mathematics, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

M.S., Mathematics, with distinction, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Protecting endpoints against advanced malware

2Protecting the confidentiality of data on endpoints through encryption or rights management

3Safeguarding the confidentiality of email

4Protecting email against spoofing, malware, phishing and other threats

5Securing AI and ML

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