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Senior Director - Endpoint Security/XDR


Senior Director, Analyst, Endpoint Security (U.K.)

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About this role:

This role creates thought leadership in endpoint security and email security through published research, conversations with clients (Inquiry), stage presentations, teleconferences, and client meetings. It is important that you have a vision for how secure infrastructure management will evolve worldwide and at a regional level.

The Analyst, Endpoint Security will be an integral part of a team focused on developing and maturing successful Endpoint Security organizations and processes. The successful candidate will use experience and knowledge of endpoint protection, detection and response to advise on success practices, markets and technologies.

What you’ll do:

As a Gartner analyst, you will meet with clients every day: on the phone, in a videoconference, from the stage at a Gartner event or face-to-face during a sales support visit. In every client interaction, analysts help clients solve difficult puzzles that lead to better performance. To support these conversations you will research technology, practices and trends and produce written research for Gartner clients to download and apply.

  • Conduct research and analysis in specific areas of expertise targeting client’s key initiatives.

  • Deliver high quality actionable advice through a variety of media.

  • Write high quality, clear, actionable, advisory research documents.

  • Remain ahead of the curve on developments and issues within these specified areas as well as applicable adjacent areas.

  • Respond to client questions, create materials for and deliver to clients in person, via teleconference, video conference or webinar and event presentations

  • Maintain the Gartner’s industry leadership reputation by responding to press inquiries

  • Proactively work with the wider sales organization and deliver outstanding sales support in order to retain and grow the business

What you’ll need:

It helps to be obsessed with your topic! Gartner analysts are correctly viewed as THE experts. This means you need to know your markets, vendors, trends, management practices, etc. and be able to see the forest and the trees. Most Gartner analysts have many years of experience and enjoy solving puzzles.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; Graduate degree preferred

  • 12+ years of relevant field or industry experience

  • Demonstrate executive presence and immediately establish credibility with security leaders and senior stakeholders

  • The ability to produce high quality deliverables under tight deadlines

  • Strong communications skill, to include: written and verbal proficiency, public speaking acumen for large audiences, and 1:1 client engagement

  • Adept in analysing and synthesizing data, identifying trends and patterns, and applying frameworks in support of research thought leadership

  • Skilled at distilling complex concepts into concise advice, and successful at developing and defending research positions

  • A self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively within a matrixed, multicultural global team

  • Subject Matter Expertise: The Senior Director will apply in-depth knowledge of endpoint protection technologies, vendors, and deployment best practices to client engagements and for research development. There will be a focus on providing advice to clients on evaluation, selection, and deployment for the following technologies and topical areas:

    • Endpoint detection and response (EDR)

    • Extended detection and response (XDR)

    • Preparing for and responding to ransomware and other breach incidents

    • Security concerns related to the trend of hybrid work environments

    • Behaviour-based analytics and machine learning

    • Universal endpoint security for managing security of Windows, Mac and mobile OS endpoints

    • Familiarity with email security subjects, markets and solutions, including but not limited to: secure email gateway (SEG), integrated cloud email security (ICES) and email data protection (EDP)

    • Basic understanding of market research, data collection and analysis

    • Conversant with Windows OS and other endpoint operating systems

  • Ability to conduct occasional travel, regionally and globally

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