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. Ms. Litan's areas of expertise include security analytics for cybersecurity and fraud, user and entity behavioral analytics, insider threats, endpoint security, fraud detection and prevention, authentication, and identity proofing.

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