Principal Analyst & Co-Founder
Martin Kuppinger is the founder and Principal Analyst responsible for the KuppingerCole research. In his 25 years of IT experience he has already written more than 50 IT-related books and is known as a widely-read columnist and author of technical articles as well as reviews and is also a well-established speaker and moderator at seminars and congresses. His interest in Identity Management dates back to the 80s, when he also gained considerable experience in software architecture development. Over the years, he added several other fields of research, including virtualization, cloud computing, overall IT security, and others. Having studied economies, he combines in-depth IT knowledge with a strong business perspective.
Roles & Responsibilities at KuppingerCole
As Founder and Principal Analyst, Martin Kuppinger oversees the KuppingerCole research, provides own research, engages in Customer Advisories in his role as Trusted Advisor, and acts as a Member of the Board.
Background & Education
Martin wrote more than 50 IT-related books and is known as a widely-read columnist and author of technical articles and reviews in some of the most prestigious IT magazines in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is a renowned global leader in Identity Mangement and Digital Identity and is among the top 10 experts in this field globally. He is also a well-established speaker and moderator at seminars and congresses. Martin holds a Bachelor in Economics.
Areas of coverage
Martin Kuppinger oversees all areas of KuppingerCole research and has outstanding expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, blockchain, and AI.
His interest in Identity Management dates back to the 80s, when he also gained considerable experience in software architecture development. Over the years, he added several other fields of research, including virtualization, cloud computing, overall IT security, and others. Having studied economies, he combines in-depth IT knowledge with a strong business perspective.
March 22, 2023
ITDR (Identity Threat Detection & Response) is an emerging capability that is of utmost importance for dealing with the ever-increasing number of identity-related threats. Being able
to identify anomalies and threats across a wide range of systems is the foundation for proper response.…
Going Beyond Traditional Penetration Testing
February 08, 2023
Penetration testing is an essential methodology used to discover and remediate vulnerabilities and reduce risks from cyber-attacks and cybercrime. Regular penetration testing is recommended and, in some industries, is required for certification and regulatory compliance. Penetration testing…
Data Quality and Integration Solutions
January 17, 2023
This report provides an overview of the market for Data Quality and Data Integration solutions that help in gathering, integrating, cleansing, improving, and enriching data across the complete range of data sources in your organization, for enabling use of that data, as well as enabling data…
Accelerating Your Digital Business with Customer Identity
December 21, 2022
The role of Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) is still massively undervalued by many organizations. Both drop-off and churn rates are heavily impacted by cumbersome registration and outdated authentication options. Despite this fact, CIAM still is frequently treated as a…
How to Build the Modern CIAM: For Customers, Consumers, and Citizens
December 21, 2022
In the digital age, the “C identities” of customers, consumers, citizens, and all the other types of external identities, such as tourists, are at the forefront of every digital business and government. A modern CIAM is indispensable for digital organisations.
This whitepaper looks at the…
ZertID from Sysintegra
August 01, 2022
Sysintegra ZertID is an IGA solution that is built on top of the ServiceNow platform. It integrates natively with ServiceNow features such as the CMDB and Security Incident handling. By utilizing capabilities such as the data management and workflows of ServiceNow, and with full user…
Latest blog posts
Identity Fabrics: Where Do You Stand? Where Should You Go?
March 23, 2023
A maturity level matrix for Identity Fabrics
The term and concept of Identity Fabrics has become popular in recent years. We observe widespread adoption of the concept as the foundation for further evolving IAM (Identity & Access Management) infrastructures. To provide a guideline…
Passwordless Authentication 101
January 11, 2023
Passwordless authentication has become a trending topic in IT over the past two years. This comes to no surprise, with all the password-related security incidents that happened in the past years. Passwords are known as a security risks, and passwords are inconvenient to the users.…
Enhancing Zero Trust in a ServiceNow Environment
November 11, 2022
Zero Trust has been established as the guiding principle for cybersecurity. The “don’t trust, always verify” approach stands for methods that don’t rely only on singular security tools, such as the traditional network perimeter firewall, to keep attackers out.…
Martin Kuppinger's Must Watch Sessions
October 10, 2022
CSLS (Cybersecurity Leadership Summit) 2022, a fully hybrid event taking place Nov 8th to 10th in Berlin, is approaching quickly. Being asked to pick few must watch sessions, I had the challenge of selecting only a few, instead of a long list of sessions worthwhile to attend or…
Training Non-techies on Cybersecurity Awareness
October 05, 2022
Most users are just a bit techie. Some more, some less. But as we all know, real cybersecurity experts are rare. Thus, it is best to assume that the ones you want to educate on cybersecurity awareness and response are no technical, nor cybersecurity experts.
Thales Acquires OneWelcome: Beyond CIAM
July 18, 2022
Thales, a global provider of advanced technology solutions, with more than 80,000 employees worldwide, and an established business unit for Digital Identity and Security, has announced the acquisition of OneWelcome, one of the leading European providers of CIAM (Consumer IAM).
Passwordless: A Step on the Journey
March 30, 2023
The topic of passwordless authentication holds immense significance in today's digital landscape. Security experts believe that passwords comprise a significant weakness in security and advocate for their elimination. However, does the elimination of passwords guarantee the ultimate…
Analyst Chat #166: Trends and Predictions for 2023 - Policy-Based Access for the Enterprise
March 27, 2023
In the ongoing Analyst Chat sub-series, Matthias and Martin delve deeper into the topic of Trends and Predictions for 2023 and beyond, focusing on the critical concept of Policy Based Access Control (PBAC). Martin highlights the significance of well-defined policies for ensuring robust…
Urgent: Find and Block Identity-Centric Security Threats Today
March 22, 2023
Join experts from KuppingerCole Analysts and AI-assisted behavioral analysis firm Sharelock as they discuss why Identity Threat Detection & Response (ITDR) is a crucial component of an overall Identity & Access Management (IAM) strategy, why Cloud Workload Protection (CWP) is a…
Analyst Chat #164: Trends and Predictions for 2023 - Passwordless Authentication
March 13, 2023
Matthias and Martin continue their sub-series of the Analyst Chat about Trends and Predictions in 2023 and beyond. This time, it’s about Passwordless Authentication. Martin elaborates on the importance of Passwordless Authentication for the whole Access Management process. Companies…
Re-Imagining Identity Management for the Digital Era
March 10, 2023
Join identity and security experts from KuppingerCole Analysts and ARCON for a lively discussion about what exactly are the biggest identity challenges facing modern businesses, how those challenges are likely to evolve, and what could be done to meet current and future needs.…
What is the Digital Double?
March 09, 2023
Everything we do in the digital world, is done by our digital representation of the physical world. Asanka Abeysinghe of WSO2 invented the idea of the "digital double" - a replication of people and things in a digital ecosystem.
He is a guest on our videocast and discusses…