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: New Tech: Blockchain Identity (BCI) Management, Q1 2019

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 22 Providers

    January 3, 2019Andras Cser, Martha Bennett

    A new crop of blockchain identity (BCI) technologies, and the solutions they power, stand poised to unleash new paradigms in identity verification (IDV) and access policy enforcement, leading to changing behaviors, and disruption, in the field of identity and access management (IAM). This report presents a review of the emerging vendors in the BCI market. Security and risk (S&R) professionals should use it to understand the capabilities within major market segments and to inform their technology strategies.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Trends Shaping IAM In 2019

    Landscape: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    January 3, 2019Andras 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 and myriad IoT devices for a variety of populations — employees, partners, and customers — all without hurting user experience. This report describes the top trends shaping the IAM landscape in 2019 and how S&R pros should adapt.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Understand The State Of Identity And Access Management, 2018 To 2019

    Benchmarks: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    December 19, 2018 Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    This data-driven report provides spending and technology adoption benchmarks for security and risk (S&R) leaders responsible for developing a comprehensive identity and access management (IAM) strategy. It also outlines budgeting and spending, policies and tools in use, tech adoption plans, and other key IAM trends in enterprise organizations for 2018 to 2019. Understanding these trends helps S&R leaders assess their own IAM resource allocation to ensure investments are appropriate with other technology and business initiatives.

  • 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.

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