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Sean Ryan

Senior Analyst

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 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 Most Recent Research

Research

Top Recommendations For Your Security Program, 2021

March 16th, 2021 | Sean Ryan, Jess Burn, Jeff Pollard

Following the mad scramble in 2020 to secure the remote workforce during the global pandemic, 2021 is a time for security leaders to assess their current...

11 min read
Research

Best Practices And Trends: Voice Biometrics

Voice Biometrics Can Improve Security And Customer Experience
February 10th, 2021 | Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

Voice biometrics offers improved account access security and user experience. Modern voice biometrics solutions resist replay attacks and have improved...

15 min read
Research

How To Secure And Govern Non-Human Identities

Apply Zero Trust IAM Principles To Secure Software Bots, Physical Robots, And IoT Devices
January 6th, 2021 | Sean Ryan, Chase Cunningham

Do you know how many software bots, physical robots, or IoT devices are connected to your network? How many of these devices store or interact with critical...

13 min read
Research

Build Your Identity And Access Management Roadmap

Roadmap: The Identity And Access Management Playbook
December 30th, 2020 | Sean Ryan, Andras Cser

You must base your identity and access management (IAM) roadmap on a well-defined strategy that establishes and articulates the business need and value...

7 min read
Research

Making The Business Case For Identity And Access Management

Business Case: The Identity And Access Management Playbook
December 4th, 2020 | Andras Cser, Sean Ryan

Security and risk (S&R) executives responsible for identity and access management (IAM) must manage users' access to sensitive applications and data without...

17 min read