Former Gartner analyst Jeffrey Wheatman has joined Black Kite, a third-party risk cybersecurity risk intelligence provider, as Senior Vice President, Cyber Risk Evangelist. 

In addition to helping clients identify and understand cybersecurity threats and risks, Wheatman will work with users to strengthen their infrastructure and mitigate third-party risk.

A force in the cybersecurity space for decades, Wheatman was a Vice President in Gartner’s Cybersecurity and Risk Management Group for over 15 years, working with clients to build and improve their information security and IT risk management programs by helping assess risk, report on program status, as well as bridge the connection between technology and cybersecurity risk.

In addition, he co-led and created research that highlighted the security mandate to the executive board level, delivering actionable security metrics and crafting a maturity model for cybersecurity, which has been adopted by thousands of users globally. There, Wheatman served as Chair of the North America Security and Risk Management Summit. 

“Cyberattacks are becoming more common and dangerous as more businesses embark on digital transformation journeys,” said Wheatman. “My life’s work has been dedicated to helping companies mitigate these risks especially as their digital ecosystems expand... I’m thrilled to be joining [Black Kite’s] mission.”