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 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.

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