Analyst Profile

Khushbu Pratap

Khushbu Pratap

Principal Research Analyst

7 years at Gartner ,  12 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Khushbu Pratap informs and educates leadership in IT risk management, audit management, security audits and third-party security assessments related practices and trends. Ms. Pratap's focus and interest are in organizations' cybersecurity challenges, roles of the three lines of defense, risk-based security compliance initiatives and security audits in the cloud. She advises senior management and board members on their individual or broader business-related IT risk initiatives.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Pratap led the governance, risk and compliance division at a boutique consulting firm called Network Intelligence (India) (also called NII Consulting), managing and servicing key customers. Her experience at NII covered risk assessments, IT assurance, IT service management (ISO 20000), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), security and IT audits, business continuity management (BS 25999 and other guidelines), information security management systems (ISO 27000 series), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), COBIT, COSO, and IT governance. Key accounts she worked with included Bahrain Telecommunications, Amdocs Managed Services, World Customs Organization, Capgemini India, Atos Origin, m-Check Payment Solutions, ICICI Prudential and HSBC Mutual Funds.

Professional Background

NII Consulting, Practice Lead, Governance, Risk and Compliance Division, 6 years


B.S., Information Technology, Mumbai University
Certified Business Continuity Management Systems Lead Auditor (BS 25999 LA)
Certified Information Security Management System Lead Implementer (ISO 27001 LI)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
M.S., Information Technology, Mumbai University


Indian - Hindi
Indian - Marathi