13 years at Gartner
30 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. Current research areas include SaaS governance, cloud provider transparency and digital business risks.
Areas of Coverage
- Security & Privacy
Jay Heiser's Recent Gartner Activity
Inform Your Cloud Service Choice With Provider Maturity
Cloud Security Primer for 2017
Developing Your SaaS Governance Framework
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.
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
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