Gartner Expert

Ramon Krikken

Distinguished VP Analyst

Ramon Krikken is an Analyst in the Gartner for Technical Professionals Security and Risk Management Strategies team. He covers application security architecture, API security, web application firewalls (WAF), bot mitigation, data encryption and tokenization, encryption key management, and cloud access security brokers (CASB).

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 and Risk Management Programs for Technical Professionals

Security Technology and Infrastructure for Technical Professionals


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

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Mobile app security and web services security, including WAF, API gateways and bot mitigation

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

3Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and securing software as a service (SaaS)