Joerg Resch

Joerg Resch, born in 1959, looks back on over 15 years of experience in Identity Management projects and their implementation in both SMEs and large corporations. For a number of years he owned different leadership positions in software product development and published many technical articles on a wide range of IM-related subjects.

Latest publications

In Loving Memory of Vittorio Bertocci: A Guiding Light in the Digital ID Community
October 12, 2023
There are rare individuals who carve out spaces of brilliance wherever they tread. Vittorio Bertocci was one of those souls; a luminary whose impact resonated not only in the corridors of professional seminars but in the hearts of those fortunate to know him personally. Today, we mourn the…
Analyst Chat
Analyst Chat #165: How GPTs Will Change the Way We Work and Live
March 20, 2023
Get ready to hear a new take on generative pre-trained transformers! This week, Matthias sat down with Jörg Resch, Co-founder of KuppingerCole Analysts, to discuss the exciting possibilities of ChatGPT. Unlike Alexei, Jörg is an avid user and firm believer in the positive impact…
Rest in Peace, Kim Cameron
December 02, 2021
Digital identity thought leader Kim Cameron´s passion for fundamentally influencing the way we think about, and deal with privacy and digital identity, has brought us where we are today and will endure forever. On 30 th November, 2021, Kim passed away after his courageous battle…
EIC Speaker Spotlight: Patrick Parker on Complexity in IT
July 08, 2021
Patrick Parker, innovation-driven entrepreneur as well as founder and CEO at Identity Management and Cloud Security firm EmpowerID, will deliver a keynote presentation entitled Complexity Has Reached a Tipping Point in IT – What Can We Do About It? at the European Identity and…
Why C-SCRM Is Becoming so Essential for Your Digital Business
February 13, 2020
The current discussion around Huawei and whether or not it should be endorsed as a supplier for 5G mobile network hard- and software has reminded us on how dependent we are on the integrity and reliability of such manufacturers and how difficult it is to trust their products if they are…
Obsession? Hype? Revolution? It Might Be a Bit of Everything: Moving Into the Age of Blockchain in Cybersecurity, Identity and Privacy
December 08, 2017
In looking at the current investor craze mainly around the primary use case of blockchain, the Bitcoin, it sometimes gets a bit difficult to think beyond the bubble and track those blockchain projects, which indeed are on their way to becoming useful in changing the way we do things like…
A Short History of EIC - Europe's Leading Event on Digital ID & Transformation
August 10, 2017
More than 12 years ago, the first EIC attracted an already surprisingly large number of practitioners dealing with directory services, user provisioning and single sign-on, as well as vendors, domain experts, thought leaders and analysts. I remember Dick Hardt giving an incredibly visionary…
Why Wikileaks' Vault 7 Publication isn't Worth Reading
March 14, 2017
Vault 7, Wikileaks´ recently published plethora of documents and files from internal CIA resources, has created quite some excitement and noise, and it has even been compared with Edward Snowden´s NSA revelations. My opinion: this is complete nonsense. In looking at what…
Revision of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) - A significant set of new requirements for financial institutions
December 22, 2016
The European Commission´s revision of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is coming along with a significant set of new requirements for financial institutions with and without a banking licence – and therefore doesn´t only have friends It all started with the 1st…
The Brave New World of Digital Business
November 04, 2014
On a trip to New York last week, I had the great opportunity to visit the Henri Matisse exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which shows his Cut-Outs and is the most extensive and a very impressive exhibition of this period of Matisse´s work. If you happen to be in New York…
“Google Home Automation” – Do We Really Need This?
January 15, 2014
It was recently reported that Google has bought Nest Labs , a manufacturer of home automation sensors and devices with, currently, two products: a digital thermostat and a Smoke + CO Alarm. Why is it, then, that somebody would spend 3.2 Billion USD for a company producing home appliances…
More Unsmart Infrastructures
April 23, 2013
In my last post I mentionned the motor driven door locks I have at my home. A frequent question I get from friends visiting me is, wether that doorlock system, which works with pincodes, RFID, remote conrols and over the Internet, is connected to the KNX/EIB bus system I also have in my…
Unsmart Infrastructures
April 23, 2013
My colleague Martin Kuppinger recently (and quite a while ago ) has posted some critical articles on smart infrastructures in his blog.Yes, security is a big issue there. However, it is not only about security in these more or (in most cases) less smart infrastructures. It is also…
Hunting for the latest Android Release?
October 24, 2011
Recently I came across a news alert that Google have released Android 4.0 on some new mobile phone. 4.0 already? That is extreme, Android hasn't been around that long. It is good on one side, that there seems to be a strong community of developers eliminating bugs and improving on a fast…
The Decadence of Stuxnet, Duqu, Staatstrojaner and other Government produced Vermin
October 20, 2011
It seems that we now have entered the “Age of Political Cretinism”, with governments reducing themselves to either waste money or produce malware. We have several recent examples for this tendency: Stuxnet, Duqu and similar, ( have alook at Martin's recent blogpost on this ) well elaborated…
UBS: No Guts, No Glory
September 15, 2011
I just read that UBS is reporting some 2 Billion $$ damage from "unauthorized deals" one of their investment bankers made. 2 years after Kerviel / Société Generale. This is the hard way of learning things. The only thing that now might really help those who will be asked why somebody is…
GlobalSign interrupt their Certificate Services and ask Fox-IT to Investigate Alleged Security Breach
September 08, 2011
Only hours after the individual/group claiming responsibility for the DigiNotar hack had posted on pastebin, that he/they have access to 4 more high profile CAs and had named GlobalSign to be one of those 4, GlobalSign reacted and released a statement that they have ceased to issue any…
The DigiNotar Hack, Black Tulips, Rogue Certificates and what You're not Being Told about PKI and Risk
September 07, 2011
DigiNotar is a Dutch "Internet Trust Provider" running a Certificate Authority (CA),  selling SSL Certificates and digital signature solutions. DigiNotar had recently been bought by VASCO .  On August 30, 2011, DigiNotar/VASCO reported that DigiNotar detected on July 19th, 2011 an…