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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: The Top Security Technology Trends To Watch, 2020

    Ten Security And Risk Technologies Will Disrupt Security And Risk Practices

    June 30, 2020Andras Cser, Sandy Carielli, Jeff Pollard, Alla Valente, Josh Zelonis

    Analysts from Forrester's security and risk (S&R) research team drew insight from client inquiries, research projects, and industry perspectives to uncover the top 10 security technologies to watch. Especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic, security and risk pros should use this report to cut through the hype and assess technologies that will disrupt security and risk practices over the next three years.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Customer Identity And Access Management (CIAM), Q2 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 24 CIAM Providers

    June 24, 2020Andras Cser

    You can use CIAM solutions to register, profile, authenticate, and provide customers with self-service. CIAM solutions also serve and secure the identity aspects of marketing campaigns, customer acquisition, and retention and loyalty programs. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. S&R pros should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a CIAM provider and to help select the vendor best aligned with your specific requirements.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Use Privileged Identity Management Pricing Insight For Buyer Advantage

    Understand Pricing Mechanics To Optimize Your PIM Procurement

    June 18, 2020 Sean Ryan, Andras Cser

    Privileged identity management (PIM) solutions are a high-value security solution, but purchasing one can be complex. They offer many capabilities, with multiple pricing options, integrations, and ongoing management costs that can confuse S&R buyers. This report provides S&R pros with essential information to help compare PIM vendor pricing side by side and account for the all-in costs of buying and maintaining a PIM solution.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Building A Customer-Obsessed IAM Team

    Organization: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    June 3, 2020Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

    For security and risk (S&R) leaders building a comprehensive customer identity and access management (CIAM) strategy for their digital business, this report provides job descriptions and an overview of the skills required to manage CIAM effectively. This report also details hiring best practices and the typical organizational ownership of CIAM and how it plays with other technology management and business teams.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Assess Your Cloud Security Readiness

    Leverage Forrester's Custom Tool To Assess Your Cloud Security Maturity Across Six Major Technology Competencies

    May 29, 2020Andras Cser

    As firms migrate computing and data resources to the cloud, security remains a top concern and priority for both operational and compliance reasons. S&R professionals should use our custom tool, a quick, 20-question assessment (available both as a spreadsheet and online), to: 1) establish your firm's maturity of cloud security and 2) get actionable guidance on how to improve and expand cloud security coverage to reduce threat surface and protect cloud workloads and data more effectively.

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