Analyst Profile

Joerg Fritsch

Joerg Fritsch

Sr Director Analyst

7 years at Gartner ,  20 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Joerg Fritsch is a Research Director in the Gartner for Technical Professionals Security and Risk Management Strategies team. His focus areas include: data center security, virtualization security and data security. He has more than 15 years of experience in information security as a security engineer, security officer and CISO.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Fritsch was responsible for The Hague and Brussels locations of the NCI Agency. He led the local implementation of the NATO security policy and a NATO accreditation methodology similar to ISO 27000. He provided strategic guidance on security architecture, operations and the selection of key technologies. Mr. Fritsch also designed many security solutions that are now widely adopted within the alliance as de facto NATO solutions, also generating significant cost savings within NATO. He is the author of the book "Firewalls Illustrated," which is a popular textbook at German universities, and is also the author of several academic publications on functional programming in computing clouds.

Professional Background

Kohlhammer, Software Developer, 1 year
NATO , Information Security Officer (CISO), 10 years
Versatel , Systems Security Engineer, 3 years


M.B.A., Technology Management, The Open University, U.K.
M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen, Germany
Ph.D., Computer Science, Cardiff University, U.K.



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