Sean   Ryan

Sean Ryan

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Sean contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. Sean covers identity management, including user provisioning, access governance, privileged identity management, identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) for enterprise, and user directory infrastructure. His research builds on his 12 years of prior experience in market research and competitive intelligence across the security software, application development, and infrastructure management domains.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Sean led the market intelligence function within corporate strategy at CA Technologies, where he supported the executive leadership team and was instrumental in strategic planning, market selection, organic/inorganic investment decisions, and competitive analysis. Previously, Sean was a research analyst at IDC, where he advised clients on mobile enterprise software.

Education

Sean earned a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Bentley University.

Sean Ryan

Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Sean contributes to Forrester's offerings for security and risk professionals. Sean covers identity management, including user provisioning, access governance, privileged identity management, identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) for enterprise, and user directory infrastructure. His research builds on his 12 years of prior experience in market research and competitive intelligence across the security software, application development, and infrastructure management domains.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Sean led the market intelligence function within corporate strategy at CA Technologies, where he supported the executive leadership team and was instrumental in strategic planning, market selection, organic/inorganic investment decisions, and competitive analysis. Previously, Sean was a research analyst at IDC, where he advised clients on mobile enterprise software.

Education

Sean earned a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Bentley University.

Sean Ryan's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Top Trends Shaping IAM In 2020

    Landscape: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    January 29, 2020 Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

    Identity is a core building block of a robust Zero Trust security ecosystem and infrastructure. In this report, we look at the eight most important trends that will shape the identity and access management (IAM) market in 2020 and to which security and risk (S&R) pros will have to respond in order to protect customer, partner, and employee identities.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Prepare For Decentralized Digital Identity: Security SWOT

    Benefits Of Privacy And Centralization Get Hampered By Lack Of Trust, Early Fragmentation, And Growing Pains Of Wallet Management

    January 21, 2020 Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

    Decentralized digital identity (DDID) is not just a technology buzzword: It promises a complete restructuring of the currently centralized physical and digital identity ecosystem into a decentralized and democratized architecture. Despite DDID vendors' enthusiastic promises, DDID must overcome many hurdles (both technical and business) before it's ready for prime time. This report offers security and risk (S&R) pros a balanced, educated opinion on: 1) the security aspects of DDID and 2) its fit for identity verification (IDV) and IAM.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Managed IAM Services, Q4 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 18 IAM Managed Security Services Providers

    December 2, 2019 Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

    You can use managed identity and access management (IAM) services providers to implement IAM faster based on prebuilt integrations and deployment models, adapt to rapidly evolving digital transformation initiatives, and gain operational efficiencies and streamline budgets. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of providers that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Security leaders should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a managed IAM services provider and select one based on size, scope, and functionality.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Apply Zero Trust eXtended Principles In Your Identity And Access Management Programs

    Protect Data And Boost The User Experience With A ZTX IAM Architecture, People, And Process

    November 25, 2019 Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

    With the loss of a physical perimeter in protecting applications and data from external and internal threats, the "people" domain of Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) is one of the most dynamically changing and growing areas. In this report, we look at major IAM areas and highlight best practices for S&R professionals to repeatably and robustly implement Zero Trust in the people domain.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Identity And Access Management, Q4 2019

    Seventeen Technology Categories Underpin The IAM Market

    November 14, 2019 Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

    Identity and access management (IAM) is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. To accelerate their performance in IAM, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies. This Forrester Tech Tide™ report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of the 17 technology categories that support IAM. Security and risk managers should read this report to shape their firm's investment approach to these technologies.

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