Gartner Expert

Erik T. Heidt

Managing Vice President

Erik Heidt is the Managing VP for the Security Technology and Infrastructure team. He brings a lifelong passion for technology, security and risk management and over 28 years of IT industry experience across a broad set of technology roles and industries. Mr. Heidt's current coverage areas include security programs and risk assessment. He also presents these topics at various IT industry events, as well as advising and collaborating with customers to solve their issues.

Previous experience

In his 11 years with Fifth Third Bank, Mr. Heidt progressed through a number of technology, information security and risk management roles. These included managing the Information Security Architecture team, developing the information security and risk management programs at a major subsidiary, and leading the IT Risk Management organization.

Professional background

Fifth Third Bank

VP IT Risk Management

Fifth Third Bank

Information Security and Risk Transition Leader, Vantiv Spinoff

Fifth Third Bank

AVP Information Security Architecture

Areas of coverage

Security Operations for Technical Professionals

Security and Risk Management Programs for Technical Professionals

Education

B.S., Computer Science, University of Cincinnati

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Developing and maturing security and risk management programs

2Understanding and assessing risk