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: Forrester Analytics: Cloud Security Solutions Forecast, 2018 To 2023 (Global)

    ForecastView Document

    April 1, 2019 Jennifer Adams, Andras Cser

    As software, infrastructure, and platforms shift to the cloud, a new breed of security services continues to emerge and grow to address the security requirements. This data-driven report gives a five-year view of growth in the global cloud security solutions market, including cloud security gateways (also known as cloud access security brokers), cloud workload security solutions, and public cloud native platform security. In this report, we share highlights from the forecast.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Recommendations For Your Security Program, 2019

    Landscape: The S&R Practice Playbook

    March 25, 2019 Paul McKay, Jeff Pollard, Jinan Budge, Joseph Blankenship, Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim, Amy DeMartine, Claire O'Malley

    Each year, Forrester outlines the most important recommendations for your security strategy for the coming 12 months. We base these recommendations on thousands of client inquiries and interactions, consulting engagements, and dozens of primary research interviews with chief information security officers (CISOs), security vendors, and major security consultancies and service providers. CISOs: Leverage this report to guide your security program strategy and prioritize changes to security architecture and operations for the coming year.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Build Your Identity And Access Management Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    March 25, 2019Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Your identity and access management (IAM) strategy must establish and explain the business need and value of IAM to technology and business leaders. It must also describe the current state, define the future state, and make defensible recommendations for the sequence of projects needed to execute your IAM strategy successfully. In this report, we provide security and risk (S&R) and business leaders with actionable guidance to develop a compelling IAM strategic plan. 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 Call Center Authentication

    Prioritize Implicit Biometrics And Phone Reputation To Reduce Customer And Agent Friction

    March 22, 2019Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Customer call center authentication (CCCA) combines human and machine processes, tools, and technologies. The call center is invariably the channel of last resort for customers looking to get things done, but it's still a largely analog avenue riddled with security holes. Improving CCCA security while reducing customer friction and improving customer and agent experiences is a core building block of a successful digital transformation. This report provides CCCA best practices to help security and risk (S&R) pros beef up customer call center (CCC) security.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Security For Profit

    Generating Revenue And Profit From Tighter Security Is No Pipe Dream

    March 14, 2019Andras Cser, Jeff Pollard

    More and more companies recognize the critical importance of security to earning and maintaining customer trust, securing intellectual property, and protecting the brand. Security is no longer just about avoiding costs; it's also critical to improving operations across the business and accelerating revenue growth. In the next two years, Forrester expects many firms to discover that security can become a source of revenue in its own right. This report explains how CISOs and other security and risk (S&R) leaders can leverage their security strengths to yield more profit.

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