Gartner Expert

Patrick Hevesi

VP Analyst

Patrick Hevesi is a Vice President Analyst with Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) on the Security, Identity and Risk team. He provides critical guidance to CISOs, security architects and managers for more than 400 enterprises annually. Patrick is leading the new Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture(CSMA) topic and vision for the new way of defending against cyberwarfare. His other current security topics include mobile (OS and MTD), cloud (CASB), collaboration (O365) and overall cybersecurity strategy and architecture. He is well known for his deep technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to help organizations defend against the everchanging threat landscape. Patrick is the current Conference Chair for the Gartner US Security Summit as well as a key speaker at Gartner events worldwide. He is well published in both Gartner and leading industry publications such as WSJ, IDG, ZDNet, SearchSecurity, Computerworld as well as numerous security vendor blogs. Patrick has more than 20 years of experience in information security, with roles including CISO, security architect and competitive security lead.

Previous experience

Mr. Hevesi has more than 30 years of combined IT experience in fields like information security, cloud computing, enterprise architecture, mobility, privacy, IT governance, risk assessment, virtualization, networking, solutions architecture, infrastructure engineering and software development. He has strong industry experience in retail, public sector, hospitality, manufacturing and technology.

Professional background


Sr Director of Information Security (CISO) & Enterprise Technology Architecture


Principal Architect

Compaq Computers

Technical Architect

Areas of coverage

Security Technology and Infrastructure for Technical Professionals

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA)

2Mobile OS device security and Mobile Threat Defense (MTD)

3Collaboration security including M365 (O365, SharePoint, OneDrive, Windows 10/11, DLP)

4Cloud Security Strategy: CASBs, SWGs, SSE

5Work from Home / Anywhere Security