Garrett Bekker

Garrett Bekker

Principal Security Analyst | Houston, TX

Biography

Garrett Bekker is a Principal Analyst in the Information Security Practice at 451 Research. He brings a unique and diverse background, having viewed enterprise security from a variety of perspectives over the past 16 years. Garrett spent over 10 years as an equity research analyst at several investment banking firms, including Merrill Lynch, where he was the lead enterprise security analyst, in addition to covering infrastructure software and networking companies.

Garrett has also held sales and marketing roles with early stage enterprise security vendors, and prior to joining 451 Research worked at a boutique investment bank focused on M&A and fundraising for small-to-midsized technology companies. Throughout his career, Garrett has focused on a wide variety of subsectors within enterprise security, and is now focusing primarily on identity and access management (IAM) and data security, with a special interest in applying the former to the cloud, big data and IoT.

Garrett holds a BA in international studies (with honors) from the University at Buffalo, where he was a member of the varsity ice hockey team and learned how to drive a Zamboni.  He also completed all coursework for a PhD in economics from the New School University and has completed undergraduate and graduate studies at McGill University and Cambridge University (Queens' College).

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