Gartner Expert

Pete Shoard

VP Analyst

Pete Shoard is part of the Security Operations team. Covering analysis in the areas surrounding Security Operations Centers (SOC) including: best practice measurement and management of internal SOC teams, the identification of the attack surface and threat exposure, SOC tools used to deliver threat detection, investigation and response (TDIR) capabilities and the identification, the acquisition and scoping of operational managed security services to augment SOC teams. Primary markets covered include: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR), Managed Detection and Response (MDR), and Breach and attack simulation (BAS).

Previous experience

Mr. Shoard was responsible for the oversight and vision surrounding the development and enhancement of BT's Managed Security Services Platform. He supported BT's service and product strategy through the use of big data, automation and orchestration technologies. Before BT Group, he was Head of Product Development for SecureData Europe. There he was responsible for the development and integration of the vulnerability identification, threat detection and threat defense products and services offered as part of SecureData GI. He has experience of working within operational security environments while at BAE Systems Detica (now BAE Applied Intelligence) and developing advanced behavioral analytics for the detection of state-led attacks against international commercial and defense-related organizations. Mr. Shoard served 9 years operationally in the Royal Air Force, having previously held security clearance, working in national defense and Radar/Tactical Datalink-based systems.

Professional background

BT Security

Chief Architect - Capability


Head of Product Development

BAE Systems Detica

Managed Security Threat Detection Lead

Areas of coverage

Security Operations

Cybersecurity Leadership

Build and Optimize Cybersecurity Programs

Meet Daily Cybersecurity Needs

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Aiding selection and acqusition of the most effective MDR

2Defining security operations centre and technologies strategy

3Identifying appropriate security use cases and detection tools

4Setting best practice for security operations processes and staffing

5Tools for identifying and managing threat exposure