Gartner Expert

Mark Wah

VP Analyst

Mark Wah is a VP 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 which includes Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP), Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), and SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM). In his capacity at Gartner, he provides security technology product leaders with unique, high-value research and indispensable advice on leveraging emerging security technologies and trends to create and deliver highly successful products and services.

He is a co-author of 5 patents in information management and data security, and Pragmatic Marketing certified.

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


Senior Manager, Product Management

IBM Security

Senior Product Manager

RSA Security

Senior Product Manager

Areas of coverage

Security Operations

Infrastructure Security

Technology Market Essentials

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services


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

1How to address cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) use cases

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

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

4SaaS security challenges and emerging capabilities

5What are the emerging security trends in cloud security and adjacent areas - how will they affect TSPs and clients?