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Andras Cser

Vice President, Principal Analyst

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 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 Most Recent Research

Research

Forrester's Identity And Access Management Maturity Assessment

Assessment: The Identity And Access Management Playbook
June 11th, 2021 | Sean Ryan , Andras Cser

New business models have extended the identity boundaries of today's digital businesses, and security and risk (S&R) pros must now manage identities and...

7 min read
Research

The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Security Gateways, Q2 2021

The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
May 19th, 2021 | Andras Cser

In our 29-criterion evaluation of cloud security gateway (CSG) providers, also known as cloud access security brokers, we identified the eight most significant...

12 min read
Research

The Forrester Tech Tide™: Biometrics, Q2 2021

Fourteen Technologies Underpin Biometrics
May 17th, 2021 | Andras Cser , Sean Ryan

Biometrics are increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. To accelerate their performance in biometrics, companies...

11 min read
Research

The Forrester Tech Tide™: Zero Trust Threat Detection And Response, Q2 2021

Seventeen Technologies Underpin Zero Trust Detection And Response
May 7th, 2021 | Jess Burn , Jeff Pollard , David Holmes

Zero Trust threat detection and response is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. To accelerate their performance...

14 min read
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Q&A: Bot Management In Retail

Bots are prevalent in retail, and if retailers don't manage them properly, they will overwhelm good customer traffic — as highlighted by customers' struggles...

9 min read