Analyst Profile

Avivah Litan

Avivah Litan

VP Distinguished Analyst

18 years at Gartner ,  33 years industry experience
Potomac, MD USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Avivah Litan is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner Research. Her area of expertise includes security analytics for cybersecurity and fraud, user and entity behavioral analytics, insider threats, fraud detection and prevention, authentication, identity proofing, and identity theft. She also covers the security aspects of payment systems.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy


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

Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Consultant, 2 years
Sperry Univac, Systems Analyst, 1 year
World Bank, Senior Manager, 15 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Outstanding Research Achievement Award
Several Other Research Awards
Thought Leadership Award


Executive Education Program, Harvard Business School
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology