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Joerg Fritsch

Sr Director Analyst

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.

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


Information Security Officer (CISO)


Systems Security Engineer


Software Developer

Areas of coverage

Security of Applications and Data for Technical Professionals

Security of Networks and Endpoints for Technical Professionals

Security of the Cloud for Technical Professionals

Security Operations for Technical Professionals


Ph.D., Computer Science, Cardiff University, U.K.

M.B.A., Technology Management, The Open University, U.K.

M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen, Germany

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Protecting Data

2Cloud Computing

3GDPR and Privacy

4Microsegmentation and Network Segmentation

5Container, DevOps, DevSecOps and CI/CD Security

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