Gartner Expert

Ramon Krikken

Managing Vice President

Ramon Krikken is a Managing Vice President in the Gartner Security Operations team. His team covers threat detection and response, as well as exposure management, which include SOC, SIEM, SOAR, MSSP, MDR, VA/VM, and Attack Surface Management. Ramon's personal topics of interest also include cryptography and privacy-enhancing computation, and cybersecurity mesh architecture.

Previous experience

Previously, Mr. Krikken led a team of security analysts to perform security management, risk assessment and security architecture projects. Prior to that, he was a security consultant to the financial, utility and healthcare industries, assisting customers - ranging from small and midsize businesses to large international commercial banks - with a variety of tactical and strategic security and integration initiatives.

Professional background

TD Bank/TD Banknorth

Security Architecture Manager, VP

NMI InfoSecurity Solutions

Senior Consultant

DD&H Internet Vision

Internet Engineer

Areas of coverage

Security Operations


M.S., Computer Science, University of Twente, Netherlands

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Application security security architecture, including WAF, API security, and bot mitigation

2Structured data security, including data masking, anonymization, tokenization, encryption, and key management

3Privacy-enhancing computation, including homomorphic encryption and confidential computing