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: Evolve Your IAM Strategy For Your Digital Business

    Executive Overview: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    July 20, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    New partnership and customer engagement models have extended the identity boundary of today's digital businesses: Security pros must manage identities and access across a variety of populations (employees, partners, and customers), device access methods, and hosting models. A strong digital IAM strategy protects the firm and its customers from sophisticated cybercriminals and improves efficiencies. Forrester's IAM playbook guides security pros to future-proof their digital IAM strategy while improving security and the customer experience. 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: Q&A: Top 10 Questions To Ask Your Security Vendors About GDPR

    Security Vendors Can Hurt As Much As Help Your Compliance

    July 19, 2018 Enza Iannopollo, Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    GDPR is in force, and security and risk professionals (S&R) are taking a hard look at just how prepared their security vendors are. GDPR compliance affects all partners in the value chain; to ensure the compliance of their firms, S&R pros must gather insights on their vendors' overall compliance strategy as well as on the compliance of those vendors' individual products and features. This report specifies 10 essential questions every S&R professional should ask their security vendors in today's GDPR-compliant world.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Analytics: Fraud Management Solutions Forecast, 2017 To 2023 (Global)

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    July 9, 2018 Jennifer Adams, Andras Cser

    Traditionally, firms used fraud management solutions to prevent and mitigate fraud losses. While this use case is still prevalent, recent trends in the market point to deploying fraud management tools to create an attractive customer experience and boost sales, customer acquisition, and retention. This data-driven report gives a five-year view of growth in global fraud management solutions, including eCommerce and retail fraud management, enterprise fraud management, identity verification, phone fraud detection, and web fraud management.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Consumer Authentication Pitfalls To Avoid

    Continuous Improvement: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    July 6, 2018 Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    Digital businesses must manage, govern, and secure customers' access to systems without hurting the customer experience. As firms increase the digital channels for customer interaction, they also increase the number of potentially confusing consumer authentication experiences. As a result, they're hemorrhaging customers and suffering increased support costs related to password and authentication. This report outlines 10 barriers to authentication success — and how S&R pros can improve online security without sacrificing experience.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester's Risk-Centric Identity And Access Management Process Framework

    Processes: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    June 15, 2018 Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    Identity and access management (IAM) processes get complex and convoluted, which makes it challenging to protect against new or emerging threats and creates a range of consequences for customers and employees. This report describes how security and risk professionals (S&R pros) can apply risk concepts across the entire IAM process portfolio and use behavior-based trending methods to reduce security exposure, ease the burden of IAM policy management, and improve the user experience. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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