Gartner Expert

Paul Furtado

VP Analyst

Paul Furtado is a veteran in the IT industry. He has held roles such as CIO, VP of IT and CISO in private industry before joining Gartner. Currently he serves as a Vice President, Analyst at Gartner where he is responsible for providing insights into cybersecurity trends, threats, prevention and governance. In his current role, he helps Gartner clients around the world develop and enhance their cybersecurity programs. Paul is regularly called upon for his expertise in Ransomware, Insider Risk and Executive Cyber Risk Awareness.

Previous experience

As a midsize CIO/CISO for a SaaS provider, Mr. Furtado had responsibility for staffing, budget, IT operations, cybersecurity and strategy. Executive responsibilities also included quarterly interactions with the board of directors.

Professional background

Lone Wolf Technologies

Vice President, Information Technology & Security

Audcomp

Vice President, Technical Services

Areas of coverage

Midsize Enterprise IT Leadership

Security Operations

Infrastructure Security

Cybersecurity and IT Risk

Education

Mohawk College - Networking Technologies

ITIL v3 Foundations

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM, ISACA)

Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK, CSA)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Develop/Enhance Cybersecurity Programs for Midsize Enterprise

2Security Vendor Evaluation for Midsize Enterprise

3Cloud Security Initiatives for Midsize Enterprise

4Employee Cybersecurity Training for Midsize Enterprise

5General Cybersecurity Inquiries for Midsize Enterprise