Gartner Expert

Mark Horvath

Sr Director Analyst

As an Analyst specializing in Secure Application Development, Quantum Computing and Post-Quantum Encryption, Mark Horvath helps clients understand how to improve the overall software development process to minimize security issues in production. This can range from guidance on process and testing to specific tools, tests and services that can make a significant difference in the overall attack surface and security of the end product.

Roles and responsibility

CSO, CISO, CIO, Application Security Director, Security and Risk Managers

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Horvath worked as an Executive Director for Identity and Access Management at Morgan Stanley, as the lead for Windows Security Assurance for Windows 7 at Microsoft, and as a consultant with various security development projects, mostly in financial services and insurance.

Professional background

Morgan Stanley

Executive Director


Principal, Group Program Manager

Kurzweil AI

Director, Data and Quality Assurance for AI

Areas of coverage

Security and Risk Management Leaders

I&O Operations Management

Security of Applications and Data


Ph.D. ABD, Astrophysics, University of Massachusetts

B.S., Physics and Astronomy, Pennsylvania State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Starting, growing and maintaining a secure software development life cycle, security roles, security champions

2Managing external security vendors, penetration testers and security specialists

3Driving security into existing development organizations

4Managing SAST/DAST/IAST/RASP testing tools as part of a secure SDLC

5Quantum Computing, Homomorphic Encryption and security