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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: The Future Of Identity And Access Management

    Vision: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    October 10, 2017Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Identity and access management (IAM) technologies have become critical in the fight to protect customers from fraud, identity theft, and privacy abuses. Business leaders, CIOs, and CISOs use these technologies to both engage with customers and protect them throughout their journey. In this report, we help security and risk (S&R) professionals understand how they can leverage IAM technologies to enable new customer functionality and business models in the next three years. 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: Vendor Landscape: eCommerce And Retail Fraud Management Solutions, Q3 2017

    A Focus On Accepting Orders And Business Growth Transforms The Market

    October 6, 2017Andras Cser

    As security, risk, and fraud management professionals strive to secure every digital touchpoint of the customer journey, they've discovered that it's imperative to update eCommerce and retail fraud management (ERFM) solutions. They must move away from tools with high false-positive rates to next-gen solutions that provide much more effective fraud containment, require less maintenance, and counter fast-changing fraud patterns. This report helps security and fraud pros navigate the vendor landscape of this volatile market.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester's IAM Maturity Assessment

    Assessment: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    October 4, 2017 Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    Security leaders often struggle to understand the gaps and potential security vulnerabilities related to the broad range of identity and access management (IAM) functional areas such as identity management, two-factor authentication (2FA), web single sign-on (SSO), federation, and privileged identity management. To help security leaders, we developed Forrester's IAM Maturity Assessment tool. With this tool, security leaders can identify gaps in their current IAM strategy and practices and improve their overall security posture.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Security Strength And Ease Benchmark: US Most-Visited Federal Government Websites, 2017

    September 14, 2017Andras Cser, Rick Parrish, Alexander Spiliotes, Merritt Maxim

    Only 33% of federal customers are confident that the government keeps their personal information secure, and almost 50% rate federal website ease of use as neutral or poor. In this report for S&R pros, we evaluate government websites on the balance between the public-facing security features on their websites and the websites' ease of use.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Top Trends That Will Shape CIAM In 2018 And Beyond

    Landscape: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    September 7, 2017 Merritt Maxim, Andras Cser

    Digital businesses must manage, govern, and secure customers' access to systems and data without hurting the customer experience. Customer identity and access management (CIAM) is a compelling solution to this challenge, consisting of techniques, processes, and tools that manage users' digital omnichannel interactions while keeping their data safe from breaches. This report describes the key trends shaping the CIAM landscape and how security and risk (S&R) pros should respond to them.

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