Gartner Expert

Mark L. Judd

Assoc Principal Analyst

Mark Judd is a Research Analyst on the Gartner for Technical Professionals team. Mr. Judd focuses on cloud security, specifically around risk assessment framework for the use of cloud environments as well as native security capabilities from AWS, Azure, and GCP. He also assists organizations in Internet of Things security as well as remote network access alternatives, like virtual private networks and software defined perimeters, to connect remote/deployed devices back to an on-premises or cloud environment.

Previous experience

Mr. Judd has spent the last 10 years in various Federal government and Department of Defense positions, providing a unique combination of technical, policy and leadership experience. He effectively planned, installed, configured, secured and optimized IT infrastructure to consistently achieve high confidentiality, availability, integrity and performance.

Professional background

Army National Guard

System Administrator


Senior Cloud Security Analyst

Excentium, Inc

Cybersecurity Analyst

Areas of coverage

Security of Networks and Endpoints for Technical Professionals

Security of the Cloud for Technical Professionals


M.S., Management Information Systems, Hodge University

B.S., Computer Information Technology, Hodge University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to conduct a risk assessment in cloud infrastructure

2Understanding native security capability tools in AWS, GCP and Azure

3Leveraging currently deployed security tools to protect IoT deployments

4When to impliment a traditional VPN or migrate to a SDP architecture

5Understanding zero trust from an endpoint perspective