Andras   Cser

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: Now Tech: Authentication Management Solutions, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 26 Authentication Management Providers

    August 7, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    You can use authentication management solutions to simplify and standardize credential processing for applications, reduce the operational costs of authentication, and improve the authentication experience by minimizing friction. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. S&R pros should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from an authentication solution provider and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Making The Business Case For Identity And Access Management

    Business Case: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    August 2, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Security and risk (S&R) executives responsible for identity and access management (IAM) must manage users' access to sensitive applications and data without inhibiting business agility, compromising the digital experience for either employees or customers, or violating compliance requirements — and they need to do so as cost effectively as possible. This report and the accompanying tool helps S&R pros quantify the costs and benefits for various approaches to IAM to determine which one provides the best return on investment (ROI). This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Develop Actionable Business-Centric Identity And Access Management Metrics

    Performance Management: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    July 27, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Year in and year out, many security and risk (S&R) professionals struggle to sustain identity and access management (IAM) as a top business technology priority. S&R pros who succeed at nurturing their internal and external IAM programs consistently track and communicate metrics that demonstrate not only quantifiable savings but also business benefits. In this report, we use the Balanced Scorecard approach to detail the most relevant IAM metrics for security, compliance, administration efficiency, and business agility. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester updates it regularly for data accuracy and relevance.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Evolve Your IAM Strategy For Your Digital Business

    Executive Overview: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    July 20, 2018Andras 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.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Q&A: Top 10 Questions To Ask Your Security Vendors About GDPR

    Security Vendors Can Hurt As Much As Help Your Compliance

    July 19, 2018 Enza Iannopollo, Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    GDPR is in force, and security and risk professionals (S&R) are taking a hard look at just how prepared their security vendors are. GDPR compliance affects all partners in the value chain; to ensure the compliance of their firms, S&R pros must gather insights on their vendors' overall compliance strategy as well as on the compliance of those vendors' individual products and features. This report specifies 10 essential questions every S&R professional should ask their security vendors in today's GDPR-compliant world.

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