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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Market Guide for User Behavior Analytics 25-Aug-2014 Avivah Litan, Mark Nicolett
What's Changing and How to Respond to PCI v3.0 20-Aug-2014 Avivah Litan, Rajpreet Kaur
Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection 02-Jun-2014 Avivah Litan
Cool Vendors in Application and Endpoint Security, 2014 02-May-2014 Ray Wagner, Joseph Feiman, Avivah Litan, Neil MacDonald, Peter Firstbrook, Lawrence Pingree, Adam Hils, John Girard
Cool Vendors in Security Infrastructure Protection, 2014 02-May-2014 Ray Wagner, Craig Lawson, Adam Hils, Greg Young, Neil MacDonald, Avivah Litan, Lawrence Pingree