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: Best Practices: Customer And Employee Authentication

    Use Authentication To Reduce The Risk Of Data Breaches, Account Takeovers, And Fraud

    October 4, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    At their simplest, authentication solutions keep the bad guys out and let the good guys in. Security professionals use them to enforce user access policy and provide login and authorization services to employees and customers across web, mobile app, and even phone channels. For security teams seeking to reduce the risk of credential misuse, account takeovers, data breaches, and other fraud, this report looks at best practices on how to select, architect, and implement these solutions.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices: Cloud Workload Security

    The Longer You Wait To Implement Cloud Workload Security, The Harder It Gets

    October 1, 2018Andras Cser

    Under increased pressure to move sensitive data to the cloud, security teams must comprehensively secure cloud workloads. Cloud workload security (CWS) solutions offer an automated and centralized way of doing just that as well as intuitive, cost-effective visibility and control. Security and risk (S&R) leaders should read this report to understand the drivers of CWS adoption and best practices for selecting and implementing CWS solutions.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Fraud Management, Q3 2018

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    August 30, 2018Andras Cser

    In our 38-criteria evaluation of enterprise fraud management (EFM) providers, we identified the seven most significant ones — BAE Systems, Featurespace, FICO, Guardian Analytics, IBM, NICE Actimize, and SAS — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk management (S&R) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester's Identity And Access Management Maturity Assessment

    Assessment: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    August 23, 2018 Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    Security leaders often struggle to understand the gaps and potential security vulnerabilities related to the broad range of identity and access management (IAM) functional areas such as identity management, access governance, two-factor authentication (2FA), web single sign-on (SSO), federation, and privileged identity management. To help security leaders, we developed Forrester's IAM maturity assessment tool. Security leaders can use this tool to identify gaps in their current IAM strategy and practices and improve their 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: 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.

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