Analyst Profile
Avivah Litan
Avivah Litan
VP Distinguished Analyst
Potomac, MD USA
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Years of Experience
16 years at Gartner
32 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Security & Privacy

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Roles and Responsibilities
Avivah Litan is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner Research. Her area of expertise includes big data analytics for cybersecurity and fraud, fraud detection and prevention applications, authentication, identity proofing, identity theft, and insider threats. She also covers the PCI compliance program, tokenization and the security aspects of payment systems.
Previous Experience
Before joining Gartner, Ms. Litan worked as a director of financial systems at the World Bank. She also worked as a journalist and columnist for the Washington Times.
Professional Background
World Bank, Senior Manager, 15 years
Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Consultant, 2 years
Sperry Univac, Systems Analyst, 1 year
Industry Awards/Accolades
Outstanding Research Achievement Award
Thought Leadership Award
Several other research awards
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Executive Education Program, Harvard Business School

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How to Avoid Becoming the Next Target and Retail Breach Victim 25-Mar-2014 Avivah Litan
How Enterprises Can Avoid Top Cyberthreats in 2014 18-Feb-2014 Avivah Litan
Reality Check on Big Data Analytics for Cybersecurity and Fraud 16-Jan-2014 Avivah Litan
Identity Proofing Revisited as Data Confidentiality Dies 12-Dec-2013 Avivah Litan
Secure M-Commerce Through Three Categories of Mobile User Authentication and Fraud Prevention 20-Sep-2013 Avivah Litan, John Girard