Analyst Profile

Michael Isbitski

Michael Isbitski

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner ,  21 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Michael Isbitski is an Analyst in Gartner for Technical Professionals Security and Risk Management Strategies team. Mr. Isbitski's coverage areas include application security programs, application security testing (e.g., SAST, DAST, IAST), application security architecture (e.g., bot mitigation, RASP, WAF), and API security.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Isbitski led a team of security practitioners responsible for a variety of application security activities including security testing, ethical hacking, training and awareness, and incident handling. He has over 20 years of combined IT experience in the fields of application security, vulnerability management, risk assessment, and enterprise architecture. His experience is within multiple industries including telecommunications, energy and utilities, and healthcare.

Professional Background

Verizon Data Services, Senior Member of Technical Staff - Planning and Engineering, 11 years
Verizon Wireless, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff - IT Application Security, 4 years
Verizon, Manager - Application Security Assessment Services, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Secure Software Life Cycle Professional (CSSLP)
GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB)
GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)


B.S., cum laude, Information Technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology
M.S., cum laude, Information Assurance, Capitol College



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