Analyst Profile
Jay Heiser
Jay Heiser
Research VP
Leesburg, VA USA
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Years of Experience
10 years at Gartner
28 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Security & Privacy
Regulatory Compliance

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Roles and Responsibilities
Jay Heiser is a Research Vice President specializing in the areas of IT risk assessment and management, collaboration security, security policy, and security organization. Current research areas include cloud and SaaS computing risk and control, technologies, and processes for the secure sharing of data with external partners, security program management, and the writing and enforcement of corporate policies.
Previous Experience
Mr. Heiser's background includes several product management roles for encryption, messaging, antivirus and secure Unix software. As a consultant, he has performed security assessments for multinational Internet service providers and the Department of Defense, as well as writing information security policies for both UBS and Credit Suisse. Co-author of the book "Computer Forensics: Incident Response Fundamentals," he was a columnist for Information Security magazine for 10 years.
Professional Background
UBS, Associate Director, Group Information Security, 2 years
International Network Services/Lucent Technologies, Principal Consultant, 3 years
The Santa Cruz Operation, Product Manager, 6 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Has served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Information Security magazine, the Advisory Board for the London Chapter of ISSA and several (ISC)2 test advisory groups.
Education
M.B.A., International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona
B.A., College of Wooster, Ohio (studied Computer Science, Religion and German; awarded honors on Senior Thesis, a computer-assisted analysis of an ancient document)
Certified Information System Security Professional
Languages
English
German




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Hype Cycle for Data and Collaboration Security, 2014 21-Jul-2014 Jay Heiser
Unprotected Cloud File Shares and Shadow IT Threaten Data Security 17-Jul-2014 Brian Lowans, Jay Heiser
How to Approach Security Data Classification That Impacts Business Process 25-Apr-2014 Paul E. Proctor, Jay Heiser
Everything You Know About SaaS Security Is Wrong 24-Apr-2014 Jay Heiser
Cloud Computing; CIO Desk Reference Chapter 31, updated Q3 2013 05-Feb-2014 Daryl C. Plummer, Kyle Hilgendorf, Barbara Gomolski, Claudio Da Rold, David W. Cearley, Song Chuang, Kurt Potter, Partha Iyengar, Andy Rowsell-Jones, Jay Heiser, Erik T. Heidt, Matthew W. Cain