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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: Forrester's Identity And Access Management Maturity Assessment

    Assessment: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    October 16, 2020 Sean Ryan, Andras Cser

    Forrester's IAM maturity assessment tool is designed to help S&R professionals identify gaps in their current IAM strategy across all major identity and access management (IAM) functional areas, including identity management and governance (IMG), multifactor authentication (MFA), privileged identity management (PIM), and customer identity and access management. Based on assessment results, security leaders can set measurable objectives to improve overall security posture. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester updates it regularly for data accuracy and relevance.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Customer Identity And Access Management, Q4 2020

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    October 8, 2020Andras Cser

    In our 32-criterion evaluation of customer identity and access management (CIAM) providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — Akamai, Auth0, ForgeRock, IBM, LoginRadius, Microsoft, Okta, OpenText, Optimal IdM, Ping Identity, Salesforce, SAP, and WSO2 — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: How Cloud Identity Governance Can Help Mitigate Access And Entitlement Risks

    Managing Cloud Identities' Access To Your Multicloud's Compute, Storage, And Network Resources

    September 29, 2020Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

    As cloud platforms proliferate, protecting data, avoiding breaches, and ensuring full insight in and across cloud platforms are becoming key priorities. In this document, we highlight one of the emerging cloud security areas, which we are calling cloud identity governance (CIG). CIG solutions help S&R professionals automatically and continuously discover identities, fully map them out, and control them and their access rights in multiple cloud environments.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Zero Trust Threat Prevention, Q3 2020

    Twenty Technologies Underpin Zero Trust Threat Prevention

    September 18, 2020 David Holmes, Sandy Carielli, Andras Cser, Chase Cunningham, Chris Sherman, Brian Kime, Claire O'Malley

    Zero Trust (ZT) threat prevention is critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. To accelerate their performance in Zero Trust threat prevention, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies. This Forrester Tech Tide™ report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of the 20 technology categories and over 125 different vendors that support ZT threat prevention. Security and risk professionals should read this report to shape their firm's investment approach to these technologies.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Transform Your IAM Strategy To Succeed In The Post-Pandemic Era

    How IAM Can Support New Remote Workforce Requirements And Customers At Scale

    September 2, 2020Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

    The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global macroeconomic downturn creating potentially significant reductions in technology spending. IAM and S&R professionals must respond adequately to this new environment while maintaining high levels of service for workforce-, business partner-, and customer-facing IAM. In this report, we summarize recent IAM trends from our IAM end user and vendor clients and provide guidance on how you can optimize your IAM vendor portfolio, rethink your business processes, and deliver more resilient IAM services.

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