Gartner Expert

Mark Nicolett

Managing Vice President

Mark Nicolett is a Managing Vice President in Gartner Research. In addition to managing a team of security analysts who cover infrastructure protection, Mr. Nicolett focuses his research on security monitoring technologies, security analytics and vulnerability management.

Roles and responsibility

Chief Information Security Officer

Security Operations Manager

Previous experience

Mr. Nicolett's 17 years of experience in IT had been focused on IT operations, systems management, security management and storage management. As a principal technical consultant at Aetna, Mr. Nicolett was a major contributor to data center consolidation, disaster recovery, security, storage management and systems management projects. Industry experience has been focused on the design and implementation of secure information technology infrastructure for both large-scale and distributed systems.

Professional background


Senior Technical Consultant

Areas of coverage

Security Operations

Network Security (retired)


B.S., Quinippiac College, Connecticut

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Selection and implementation of security monitoring technology

2Selection and implementation of user and entity behavior analytics

3Developing an operationally effective vulnerability management program