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: Best Practices: Behavioral Biometrics

    Behavioral Biometrics Has Assumed A Greater Role Since The Equifax Breach

    May 25, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Preventing identity theft and account takeover is no small feat. Many solutions that address these concerns impede the user experience, create unnecessary friction, and increase help desk support calls. Behavioral biometrics (BB) solutions boost security and risk (S&R) pros' web and mobile app protection by monitoring user navigation, mouse and screen gestures, typing patterns, risk-scoring enrollment and authentication activity, and flagging anything suspicious. BB protection requires minimal user intervention, helping S&R pros reduce risk without raising end user friction.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Public Cloud Platform Native Security, Q2 2018

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    May 22, 2018Andras Cser

    In our 37-criteria evaluation of public cloud platform native security (PCPNS), we identified the seven most significant ones — Alibaba, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Rackspace — 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.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: IAM For Intelligent Agents

    Intelligent Agents Will Require Continuous Authentication And Authorization To Protect Customers, Data, And Privileged Systems

    May 11, 2018Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim, Amy DeMartine

    Proper identity and access management (IAM) for intelligent agents (IAs) that covers virtual assistants such as Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, and Siri reduces the likelihood of fraud, identity theft, compliance violations, and data breaches while still maintaining an optimal customer experience. This report walks through how security leaders can apply and implement essential IAM concepts to manage IAM for human-to-IA interactions and IA-to-downstream-app access.

  • 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.

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