Gartner Expert

Tom Scholtz

Distinguished VP Analyst

Tom Scholtz is a Research Vice President and Gartner Fellow Emeritus. Mr. Scholtz also completed a term as the Chief of Research for Security and Risk Management. He advises clients on security management strategies and trends, and is an acknowledged authority on information security governance, security strategy, security organizational dynamics, and security management processes. Based in the U.K., he is a regular presenter at European industry events.

Previous experience

Mr. Scholtz has more than 20 years of experience in information security and system management. His background includes extensive technology experience in the utility and banking industries. He joined Gartner in April 2005 with the acquisition of Meta Group, where he was an analyst for eight years. Before Meta Group, he served in various IT architecture and operations roles for a number of South African companies.

Professional background

Meta Group

Vice President

Nedcor Bank

Operations Manager

Eskom

IT Advisor

Areas of coverage

Security and Risk Management Leaders

Education

Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, University of South Africa

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the characteristics of successful, mature security programs?

2What are the characteristics of effective security strategy planning?

3What are the characteristics of effective security governance?

4What is the best organization structure for security?

5How can I effectively communicate the value of our security program?