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.
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

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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
Roundup of IT and Security Policies Research, 1Q14 30-Jan-2014 Jay Heiser
Revelations of National Surveillance Activities Should Inform Public Cloud Use Assessments 19-Dec-2013 Jay Heiser, Carsten Casper, Lawrence Pingree
Predicts 2014: Cloud Computing Affects All Aspects of IT 04-Dec-2013 David Mitchell Smith, Gregor Petri, Yefim V. Natis, Donna Scott, Michael Warrilow, Jay Heiser, Alexa Bona, Douglas Toombs, Morgan Yeates, Tiffani Bova, Benoit J. Lheureux
Predicts 2014: Surveillance and Profiling Lead to Privacy-Related Reputation Risk 03-Dec-2013 Khushbu Pratap, Carsten Casper, Angela McIntyre, Jay Heiser, Frank Buytendijk