Analyst Profile

Jay Heiser

Jay Heiser

VP Analyst

15 years at Gartner ,  32 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Jay Heiser is a Research Vice President specializing in the areas of SaaS and public cloud risk and control. Mr. Heiser's Current research areas include SaaS governance, cloud provider transparency and digital business risks.


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

International Network Services/Lucent Technologies, Principal Consultant, 3 years
The Santa Cruz Operation, Product Manager, 6 years
UBS, Associate Director, Group Information Security, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Mr. Heiser 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.


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
M.B.A., International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management (ASU), Glendale, Arizona



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