Research Analyst

Alejandro Leal

Alejandro joined KuppingerCole as a Research Analyst in December 2021. His main areas of expertise include digital transformation in the public and private sector, managing business in today’s geopolitical context, and governance in artificial intelligence and cyberspace.

Background and Education

Bachelor of International Relations and Security from Jagiellonian University in Poland and a Master of Technology Governance and Digital Transformation from Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia.

Professional Experience

Alejandro has gained professional experience doing research in cybersecurity think tanks, a cryptocurrency gaming brand, and the Mexican Embassy.

Latest research

Executive View
SailPoint Identity Security Cloud
March 20, 2023
SailPoint Identity Security Cloud is a cloud-based identity security solution that helps organizations manage access to their applications, data, and other resources. The platform provides a comprehensive view of user access across an organization's IT environment, allowing administrators to…
Leadership Compass
Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR)
January 30, 2023
This report provides an overview of the SOAR market and a compass to help you find a solution that best meets your needs. We examine the SOAR market segment, product/service functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to providing SOAR solutions.
Executive View
HID Global Authentication Platform
January 19, 2023
In recent years, investment into cybersecurity has soared but, in most cases, these efforts have not fully addressed the reliance on passwords and the challenges they introduce. Without secure access to resources, businesses and organizations are at risk of suffering from phishing and social…
Executive View
Cymmetri Identity Platform
November 23, 2022
Cymmetri is a converged cloud-based IAM solution that facilitates verification, authentication, and authorization for employees, partners, contractors, and customers. The modern platform also makes the transition of legacy customers to the company’s cloud platform smoother and easier by…
Advisory Note
Vulnerability Management (How Do I Do It Right, Where Do I Start)
November 09, 2022
Vulnerability Management (VM) is a security practice that focuses on the process by which organizations identify, analyze, manage, and prevent the exploitation of IT vulnerabilities. If implemented successfully, a VM program has the potential to increase the overall security of the…
Leadership Brief
Why Vulnerability Management Is a Strategic Investment
November 04, 2022
Considering that the threat landscape is constantly changing, it is important to maintain a strong cybersecurity foundation. Organizations need security hygiene standards to increase security and readiness while preventing vulnerabilities from being exploited by adversaries. By introducing a…

Latest blog posts

Going Passwordless – Separating Identity and Authentication
January 26, 2023
Identity and Authentication Digital transformation can be defined as a process that organizations go through to deliver digital services to their customers and consumers in the Digital Age. Essentially, delivering digital services requires the management of the digital identities of…
Human Factor in Cybersecurity: The Weakest Link?
August 14, 2022
The Human Factor Cybercriminals often exploit our human vulnerabilities and psychological elements to steal credentials and gain unauthorized access. Since phishing and social engineering attacks are primarily targeted at people, the human factor continues to be an important element…
Will Users and Organizations Have Trust in Keys Roaming via the Cloud?
May 12, 2022
The need for authentication standards In the cybersecurity industry, many new technologies–particularly those related to identity management and authentication–are constantly driving change and innovation. Yet one thing remains the same: the use of passwords continues to…
Public-Private Cooperation in Cyberspace
April 08, 2022
Managing business in today's geopolitical context In the face of a geopolitical crisis, concerns are growing about the threat of cyber-attacks to global supply chains and private organizations, which are already in a precarious state due to the Covid-19 pandemic. When a crisis occurs,…

Latest videos

Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #160: Upgrade Your Security Management Game
February 13, 2023
Cyberattacks have been intensifying over the past few years as cybercriminals continue to devise new strategies to launch sophisticated attacks and gain unauthorized access. The tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that were once only used by well-funded state actors are being…
Webinar Recording
Unlock the Potential of Passwordless Authentication
February 09, 2023
Businesses and organizations are undergoing digital transformations and adopting new technologies to become as flexible and agile as possible to remain competitive. The continuing and increasing shift to remote and hybrid work will contribute to further adoption of Passwordless…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #153: Passwordless and Biometrics - Balancing UX with Security and Privacy
December 12, 2022
Alejandro and Matthias continue their conversation about passwordless authentication. This time, the topic is the use of biometrics (and possible security and privacy concerns related to their use) as an authentication factor.
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #148: How to Improve Security with Passwordless Authentication
November 07, 2022
"Passwordless authentication" has become a popular and catchy term recently. It comes with the promise of getting rid of the risk associated with passwords, however, organizations will add a significant layer to the overall security of their IT infrastructure. Research analyst Alejandro…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #134: How Self-Sovereign Identities Will Influence Public Services
July 25, 2022
Europe is on a "Path to a Digital Decade", which envisions 80% of EU citizens using a digital ID card by 2030. A part of that journey will be self-sovereign identities. Research Analyst Alejandro Leal joins Matthias to continue their discussion on the digital transformation in public…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #132: Digital Transformation for the Public Sector
July 11, 2022
Imagine paying your taxes digitally on your mobile phone by using your digital ID that is also used for easily applying for a parking permit online. Sounds like the future? In Estonia, this has been a reality for 20 years. Research Analyst Alejandro Leal joins Matthias for the first time…