Gartner Expert

Mark Wah

Sr Director Analyst

Mark Wah is a Senior Director Analyst in the Technology and Service Provider (TSP) division of Gartner, researching Emerging Technologies and Trends (ETT) for security technology product leaders (tech CEOs, general managers, chief product officers, product managers, and product marketers). Mr. Wah focuses on cloud security that includes Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP), and Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM). In addition, he also covers Managed Security Service providers (MSSP) and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) providers. In his capacity at Gartner, he provides security technology product leaders unique, high-value research and indispensable advice on leveraging emerging security technologies and trends to create and deliver highly successful products and services.

Mr. Wah has 20 years of IT experience in product management and engineering with Citrix, IBM Security, RSA, and EMC where he helped develop information management solutions, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Malware Analysis, Managed Security Services solution, and a SaaS-based Content Collaboration Platform.

He is a co-author of 5 patents in information management and data security, Pragmatic Marketing certified, and a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) - Raleigh, NC Chapter.

Previous experience

Mr. Wah was in product management and engineering roles with Citrix, IBM Security, RSA, and EMC where he helped develop information management solutions, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Malware Analysis, Managed Security Services solution, and a SaaS-based Content Collaboration Platform.

Professional background

Citrix

Senior Manager, Product Management

IBM Security

Senior Product Manager

RSA Security

Senior Product Manager

Education

Master of Computer Science, North Carolina State University

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the latest security trends, and how will they affect TSPs and clients?

2Cloud Native Computing trends and how they impact security decisions.

3Cloud Service Providers and their impact on independent security vendors in the enterprise market

4Managed Security Services Provider and security technology adoption and automation strategy

5Cloud security posture and compliance strategy