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New Analyst, New Blog

by Ben Tomhave  |  July 18, 2013  |  5 Comments

Greetings, and welcome to my Gartner blog! My name is Ben, and I’m the most recent addition to the Security & Risk Management Strategies team within Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). Yep, that’s the same team as Anton Chuvakin, Erik Heidt, and Ramon Krikken.

A Little About Me

I’m joining Gartner from the vendor space, where I worked as Principal Consultant for an IT GRC software company. Prior to that, I’ve held a wide variety of roles ranging from internal FTE doing systems and network administration, incident response, security testing and assurance, and overseeing security programs, to traditional audit and security consulting roles. My interests within security and risk management are very broad, including security program management, risk management, appsec, DevOps, and so on.

What I’ll Be Covering

It’s a bit early to start staking claims to topics as being my “coverage area” (the most popular question I’ve received thus far). I’m currently second chair on a NAC-related project where I’m paired with a mentor to learn the Gartner research process (we’re updated the paper “Architectural Alternatives for Enforcing Network Access Control Requirements” (G00227091)). Beyond that, discussions are ongoing about “what’s next” for my research agenda.

Missing Any Coverage?

There is an opportunity, as part of my onboarding and acclimation process, to help identify gaps in our existing coverage. As such, I wanted to provide you with the opportunity to comment. Bearing in mind that I’m on the GTP side of the research house, and thus not involved in the Magic Quadrants produced by Gartner for IT Leaders (ITL), are there topics that would benefit from our technical and architectural focus?

Thank you, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you here going forward!

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Ben Tomhave
Research Director
1 years at Gartner
19 years IT Industry

Ben is conducting research within the Security and Risk Management Strategies team under Gartner for Technical Professionals.

Thoughts on New Analyst, New Blog

  1. Doug Laney says:

    Welcome Ben!!!

    –Doug Laney, VP Research, Gartner, @doug_laney
    (covering big data, analytics, info innovation, infonomics)

  2. Looking forward to your research, Ben.

  3. Added to my RSS Feed and followed on Twitter. My interests run to security intelligence and analytics, along with always watching the horizon for new ideas and innovative approaches. Looking forward to reading what you have to say…

  4. Well done, Ben – anxiously awaiting the data you’ll share.


  5. Welcome Ben! Look forward to meeting you at Catalyst

    Your GTP colleague from Data Management Strategies

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