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: Top Trends Shaping IAM In 2018

    Landscape: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    January 9, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    For today's digital businesses, identity and access management (IAM) involves more than just provisioning and enforcing employee access to corporate applications and data. Security and risk (S&R) pros must now govern and secure access across a hybrid application environment (on-premises, mobile, SaaS) and a variety of populations — including employees, partners, and customers — all without negatively affecting user experience. This report describes the top trends shaping the IAM landscape in 2018 and how S&R pros should adapt.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices: Selecting, Deploying, And Managing Enterprise Password Managers

    Solutions Reduce The Risk Of Breaches From Compromised Credentials

    January 8, 2018 Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    Despite the known risks, passwords remain the most common method of user authentication. The increased number of apps employees need for their jobs, coupled with the effort required to migrate to new authentication technologies, means that security pros need to plan for password coexistence. EPMs help manage passwords until the security team is ready to replace them. This report offers practical EPM guidance and recommendations security pros can use to keep password costs and risks in check while maximizing employee productivity.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Scoring Our 2017 Cloud Predictions

    We Were Spot On For Three, Early On Half, And Reaching On Two

    January 4, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson, Dave Bartoletti, Charlie Dai, Andre Kindness, Sophia I. Vargas, Liz Herbert, Andras Cser

    Every year, Forrester predicts what lies ahead for cloud in the year to come. But do these predictions hold weight in the upcoming year? This report holds us, the prediction makers, accountable by assessing each prediction against what happened in 2017.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Identity And Access Management, Q4 2017

    Road Map: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    December 12, 2017Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Identity and access management (IAM) is critical to protecting customers from identify theft and privacy abuses, limiting the potential for and impact of a cyberattack, and streamlining numerous operational processes. To accelerate their IAM capabilities, security pros are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies. This report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of the 14 technology categories that support IAM. Security pros should read this report to shape their firm's road map and investment approach to these technologies.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017

    The Seven Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 17, 2017Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    In our 41-criteria evaluation of IDaaS providers, we identified the seven most significant ones — Centrify, Gemalto, Microsoft, Okta, OneLogin, Oracle, and Ping Identity — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals make the right choice.

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