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: The Top Trends Shaping IAM In 2020

    Landscape: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    January 29, 2020Andras 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, 2020Andras 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: A Practical Guide To A Zero Trust Implementation

    Roadmap: The Zero Trust Security Playbook

    January 15, 2020 Chase Cunningham, David Holmes, Jinan Budge, Paul McKay, Andras Cser, Heidi Shey, Joseph Blankenship, Merritt Maxim

    Zero Trust is rapidly becoming the security model of choice for enterprises and governments alike. However, security leaders often don't know where to begin to implement it, or they feel daunted by the fundamental shifts in strategy and architecture Zero Trust demands. However, Zero Trust does not require that you rip out all your current security controls to start fresh, and with the right approach you can realize benefits right away. Security leaders should read this report to understand the practical building blocks of a successful Zero Trust implementation roadmap.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: New Tech: Decentralized Digital Identity (DDID), Q1 2020

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 21 Providers

    January 2, 2020Andras Cser, Fatemeh Khatibloo

    Today's digital identity frameworks are centralized, suffer from a lack of trust, aren't portable, and don't give consumers control. As the boundary between physical and digital interactions becomes indistinguishable, new models are emerging to solve these issues. This report presents an overview of the nascent decentralized digital identity ecosystem, a category segmentation, and an overview of the key vendors in this emerging market. CIOs should use this report to understand major market segments and to inform their innovation and R&D strategy for digital identity.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Fraud Management

    Advances In AI Are Reshaping The Fraud Management Landscape

    December 10, 2019Andras Cser, Danny Mu, Meng Liu

    Artificial intelligence went through a long period of maturation plagued by high rates of false positives and inexplicable decisioning. But AI and machine learning (ML) tools have since become part and parcel of leading fraud management solutions. This report identifies key fraud management use cases where AI can help and maps how security and risk (S&R) professionals can use major AI technologies in each situation.

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