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Andras Cser

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Andras serves Security & Risk Professionals. He is a leading expert on identity management, access management, user account provisioning, entitlement management, federation, privileged identity management, and role design and management. Andras covers cloud security and enterprise fraud management, which have many synergies with identity and access management when an organization needs to protect against risk and wants to manage fraud appropriately. He helps clients develop enterprise strategies for creating business value through identity management, cloud security, and fraud management.

His research focuses on strategy, cost-benefit analysis, architecture, performance and scalability of identity and access management and provisioning solutions, enterprise fraud management solutions, and role-based access control (RBAC), as well as maintenance and distributed intranet and Internet identity systems. He maintains an interest in evaluating the skill sets and core competencies of professional service providers in these spaces.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Andras was a security architect with CA Technical Services through the Netegrity acquisition. Andras designed the architecture and led the implementation of Fortune 500 companies' identity and access management and provisioning solutions. Previously, Andras managed business process re-engineering projects.

Education

Andras holds an MBA degree from Technical University of Budapest and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, and an M.Sc. in computer science and electrical engineering from Technical University of Budapest.

Andras Cser

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Andras serves Security & Risk Professionals. He is a leading expert on identity management, access management, user account provisioning, entitlement management, federation, privileged identity management, and role design and management. Andras covers cloud security and enterprise fraud management, which have many synergies with identity and access management when an organization needs to protect against risk and wants to manage fraud appropriately. He helps clients develop enterprise strategies for creating business value through identity management, cloud security, and fraud management.

His research focuses on strategy, cost-benefit analysis, architecture, performance and scalability of identity and access management and provisioning solutions, enterprise fraud management solutions, and role-based access control (RBAC), as well as maintenance and distributed intranet and Internet identity systems. He maintains an interest in evaluating the skill sets and core competencies of professional service providers in these spaces.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Andras was a security architect with CA Technical Services through the Netegrity acquisition. Andras designed the architecture and led the implementation of Fortune 500 companies' identity and access management and provisioning solutions. Previously, Andras managed business process re-engineering projects.

Education

Andras holds an MBA degree from Technical University of Budapest and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, and an M.Sc. in computer science and electrical engineering from Technical University of Budapest.

Andras Cser's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Security Strength And Ease Benchmark: US Most-Visited Federal Government Websites, 2017

    September 14, 2017Andras Cser, Rick Parrish, Alexander Spiliotes, Merritt Maxim

    Only 33% of federal customers are confident that the government keeps their personal information secure, and almost 50% rate federal website ease of use as neutral or poor. In this report for S&R pros, we evaluate government websites on the balance between the public-facing security features on their websites and the websites' ease of use.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Trends That Will Shape CIAM In 2018 And Beyond

    Landscape: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    September 7, 2017 Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    Digital businesses must manage, govern, and secure customers' access to systems and data without hurting the customer experience. Customer identity and access management (CIAM) is a compelling solution to this challenge, consisting of techniques, processes, and tools that manage users' digital omnichannel interactions while keeping their data safe from breaches. This report describes the key trends shaping the CIAM landscape and how security and risk (S&R) pros should respond to them.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Four Scenarios To Build The Business Case For Enterprise Fraud Management

    Determine The Best Scenario To Reduce Fraud Losses And Increase ROI At Your Firm

    September 5, 2017Andras Cser

    The business case for enterprise fraud management (EFM) depends on reducing fraud loss across multiple transaction types (typically payments). We looked at fraud loss, investigation labor, as well as EFM solution license and implementation costs and modeled four on-premises and software-as-a-service (SaaS) scenarios to support EFM business cases. Security and risk (S&R) professionals can use these to compare the ROI of on-premises and SaaS EFM solutions with that of manual EFM processes to build the business case for their firm.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Cloud Workload Security Solutions, Q3 2017

    New CWS Functionality Offers Better Breach Detection, Granular Control, And More Cloud Integration

    September 1, 2017Andras Cser

    As businesses continue to adopt both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud platforms, S&R pros struggle to protect their organization's valuable data while minimizing the threat surface of cloud and hybrid cloud workloads. Cloud workload security (CWS) solutions provide automated and layered controls to secure configurations, network, applications, and storage of hybrid cloud hypervisors and workloads. This report provides S&R pros with an overview of the CWS vendor landscape, critical selection criteria, and key vendor differentiation.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Evolve Your IAM Strategy For Your Digital Business

    Executive Overview: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    August 18, 2017Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    New partnership and customer engagement models have extended the identity boundary of today's digital businesses: Security pros must manage identities and access across a variety of populations (employees, partners, and customers), device access methods, and hosting models. A strong digital IAM strategy protects the firm and its customers from sophisticated cybercriminals and improves efficiencies. Forrester's IAM playbook guides security pros to future-proof their digital IAM strategy while improving security and the customer experience. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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