Gartner Expert

Anna A Belak

Director Analyst

Anna Belak is a part of the Security, Identity and Risk (SIR) team in the Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) research organization. Ms. Belak serves as the Key Initiative Leader for the Security Operations and Security and Risk Management Programs topic areas. In her own research, she covers vulnerability management, security monitoring, machine learning in security and security testing or control validation.

Previous experience

Ms. Belak spent three years on the Data Center Systems team at Gartner, focused on increasing data center agility through orchestration, automation, virtualization and container technologies.

Her academic research featured the development and application of computational modeling methods to study the thermodynamic and kinetic properties of lithium-ion batteries and structural alloys. She has experience with research and development of photovoltaic devices as well as solar energy market research and consulting.

Professional background

Photon Consulting

Senior Research Associate (Solar Energy Markets)

Areas of coverage

Security Operations for Technical Professionals


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

B.S., Physics, Virginia Tech

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1SIEM and security monitoring

2Vulnerability management (VM) and vulnerability assessment (VA)

3Machine learning in security