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: Building A Customer-Obsessed IAM Team

    Organization: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    December 18, 2018 Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    For security and risk (S&R) leaders building a comprehensive customer identity and access management (CIAM) strategy for their digital business, this report provides an overview of the skills and job descriptions 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: Top Enterprise Fraud Management And Anti-Money-Laundering Trends

    Consortium, Third-Party, And Blockchain Data Integration Will Transform EFM And AML Solutions And Practices

    December 17, 2018Andras Cser

    While enterprise fraud management (EFM) and anti-money laundering (AML) are mature functions, regulatory pressures in Europe and advances in machine learning are rapidly and profoundly changing practices and solutions in the market. In this report, we identify and analyze the top 10 trends responsible for this transformation.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Privileged Identity Management, Q4 2018

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 14, 2018Andras Cser

    In our 35-criterion evaluation of privileged identity management (PIM) providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — BeyondTrust, Bomgar, CA Technologies, Centrify, CyberArk, ManageEngine, Micro Focus, One Identity, Senhasegura, Thycotic, and WALLIX — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security professionals make the right choice.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Future Of Identity And Access Management

    Vision: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    October 17, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Identity and access management (IAM) capabilities have become critical in the fight to protect customers from account takeover, identity theft, and privacy abuses. Business leaders, CIOs, and CISOs use IAM technologies to both engage with customers and protect them throughout the customer life cycle and journey. In this report, we help security and risk (S&R) professionals understand how they can leverage IAM technologies to enable customer-centric digital transformation initiatives and new business models in the next two years. 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: 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.

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