Gartner Expert

Peter Firstbrook

VP Analyst

Peter Firstbrook helps companies with tools and strategies to prevent malware infections, hacking and phishing attacks. As a Research VP with Gartner, Mr. Firstbrook is responsible for all topics related to the endpoint protection platform ("EPP"), Endpoint Detection and Remediation ("EDR"), Secure Web Gateways ("SWG") and Secure Email gateways ("SEG"). He helps companies implement best practices for preventing malware infections and select strategic technologies, vendors and solutions and negotiate the best deal.

Roles and responsibility

Security and risk management leaders, Security architects and Endpint, network and email administrators

Previous experience

Before joining Meta Group in May 1997, Mr. Firstbrook worked as a financial analyst, implemented retail and branch office networks, developed software for tax reporting/invoicing programs, and was a database administrator.

Professional background

Meta Group

Sr. Research Analyst

Syndication Monitors

Financial Analyst/Marketing Director

Yorkminister Financial

Database/Network Administrator

Areas of coverage

Endpoint and Mobile Security (retired)

Education

B.S., Computer Science, American Institute, Delta Epsilon Tau honors

B.A., Economics, University of Western Ontario

Canadian Securities Diploma, Canadian Securities Institute

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do we defend against hacking and malware attacks like ransomware.

2How do we filter email to stop spam and phishing attacks?

3How do we stop malware and other attacks that come from web sites when users are roaming

4What Microsoft security tools can we take advantage of in 0365 and Windows 10

5how do we do application control correctly