Deborah Kish

Deborah Kish
Deborah Kish
Principal Research Analyst, Gartner, Inc.

Deborah Kish is a Principal Analyst in Gartner Technology and Service Provider Research, where she is part of the Security research team. In this role, Ms. Kish looks broadly across the security marketplace and also takes a deeper look into data security, including data loss prevention and encryption. Looking across the overall security picture allows her to find disruptive trends from adjacent markets that can impact multiple security markets. She can identify growth patterns, market sizes and changes in competitive landscapes due to emerging trends and end-user needs. This allows her to speak with enterprise buyers, communications service providers (CSPs), security product providers and investors worldwide about topical security issues and market movements. Adjacent markets that impact her core coverage include endpoints (fixed and mobile), BYOD, software-defined networks, network function virtualization and transformation in private and public cloud environments, security as a service (SecaaS), and user behavior and entity analytics. Previously, she was part of the Communications Service Provider Network Infrastructure team, covering switching and signaling, and she led a carrier security mini-theme.