Gartner Expert

Shashank Sharma

Principal Analyst

Shashank Sharma is a Security and Risk Management professional in Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) team. His current coverage area is Endpoint Security/Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Email Security, Anti-phishing/spam and Vulnerability Management space. In addition to this, he covers multiple vendors in this space. His key tasks encompass giving actionable insights via client advisory calls and written research.

Previous experience

Most recently, Shashank was a Cybersecurity Consultant with Hitachi Systems for nearly 4 years, where he provided technical advise and consultation to the enterprises during the solutioning stage for multiple products in Endpoint, Network, Application, Data and Cloud security domain. He has worked with Government, Corporate and BFSI clients to build multi-product security tenders and RFPs.

Professional background

Hitachi Systems

Presales Consultant

Areas of coverage

Security Operations for Technical Professionals

Security and Risk Management Programs for Technical Professionals

Security Technology and Infrastructure for Technical Professionals


Post-Graduation Diploma in Information Security, IGNOU

Bachelor of Technology, Electronic Engineering, University of Delhi

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Preventing advanced attacks using EPP/EDR solutions

2Defending the enterprise against ransomware attacks using Endpoint Protection Platforms

3Protecting email against spoofing, phishing, malware using email security gateway solution and supplemental solutions

4Comparison of endpoint and email security vendors

5Build a Vulnerability Management program