18 years at Gartner
35 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Jay Heiser is a VP analyst and the Chief of Research for the ITL Security and Risk Management team. Mr. Heiser's recent areas of research include cloud security, SaaS governance, and digital business risks. His most recent research examines the international implications of the public cloud computing business model.
Jay Heiser's Recent Gartner Activity
How to Establish Effective SaaS Governance
Leadership Vision for 2022: Security and Risk Management
Risk-Based Evaluations of Cloud Provider Security
Mr. Heiser's background includes several software product management roles involving encryption, secure messaging, antivirus and secure UNIX software. As a consultant, he has performed security assessments for major corporations, multinational internet service providers and the US 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