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: Build Your Identity And Access Management Road Map

    Road Map: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    March 29, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Base your road map for identity and access management (IAM) on a well-defined strategy that establishes and explains the business need and value of IAM to both technology and business leaders. Make your IAM road map flexible and specific, describe short-, medium-, and long-term IAM activities for the next 18 to 24 months, and update it at least once a year. In this report, we provide security and risk (S&R) leaders with systematic guidance to develop a compelling IAM road map.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Trends Shaping Identity Verification (IDV) In 2018

    Post-Equifax Breach, IDV Aggregators Will Cater To Multifaceted IDV Requirements

    March 29, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    In the face of increasing identity theft, stricter compliance regulations, and the push for online customer acquisition, reliable, accurate, cost-effective, and easy-to-use identity verification (IDV) is becoming a core building block of any customer or employee identity and access management (IAM) system. This document highlights the key trends shaping the IDV market in 2018 and beyond and helps security and risk pros adapt their strategies, vendor selection, and implementation.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Use AI To Optimize Your IAM Initiatives

    Mitigate Identity Risks And Automate Processes With Emerging AI Models

    March 27, 2018 Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    AI and machine learning (ML) are transforming many existing technologies and processes. Identity and access management (IAM) is no exception to this trend, with many incumbent IAM vendors and new startups developing AI/ML approaches to address existing identity threats. Although AI for IAM is still emerging, security and risk (S&R) pros need to assess how such approaches can help optimize existing deployments.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Build Your Identity And Access Management Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    March 27, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Your strategic plan for identity and access management (IAM) must establish and explain the business need and value of IAM to both technology management 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) leaders with actionable guidance for the development of 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: Top Recommendations For Your Security Program, 2018

    As Security's Purview Increases, Prioritize Helping Your Customer

    March 23, 2018 Amy DeMartine, Merritt Maxim, Heidi Shey, Nick Hayes, Jeff Pollard, Enza Iannopollo, Andras Cser

    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.

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