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Martin Kuppinger Founder and Principal Analyst

Stuttgart / Germany

Experience:
25 years in IT industry

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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 Managing Director.

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 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.

Professional experience:

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.

Recent blog posts

Blog

Why I Sometimes Wanna Cry About the Irresponsibility and Shortsightedness of C-Level Executives When It Comes to IT Security

WannaCry counts, without any doubt, amongst the most widely publicized cyber-attacks of the year, although this notoriety may not necessarily be fully justified. Still, it has affected hospitals, public transport, and car manufacturing, to name just a few of the examples that became public.…

Blog

Why I Sometimes Wanna Cry About the Irresponsibility and Shortsightedness of Government Agencies

Just a few days ago, in my opening keynote at our European Identity & Cloud Conference I talked about the strong urge to move to more advanced security technologies, particularly cognitive security, to close the skill gap we observe in information security, but also to strengthen our…

Blog

The New Role of Privilege Management

Privilege Management or PxM, also referred to by some vendors as Privileged Account Management, Privileged User Management, Privileged Identity Management, or a number of other terms, is changing rapidly, in two areas: Privilege Management is not only an IAM (Identity & Access…

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OpenC2 – Standards for Faster Response to Security Incidents

Recently, I came across a rather new and interesting standardization initiative, driven by the NSA (U.S. National Security Agency) and several industry organizations, both Cyber Defense software vendors and system integrators. OpenC2 names itself “a forum to promote global…

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Follow-Up on “Managing the User's Consent Life Cycle: Challenges, GDPR Compliance and (Business) Rewards.”

The GDPR continues to be a hot topic for many organizations, especially for those who store and process customer data. A core requirement for compliance to GDPR is the concept of “consent,” which is fairly new for most data controllers. Coming up with GDPR is that parties…

Blog

GDPR as an Opportunity to Build Trusted Relationships with Consumers

During the KuppingerCole webinar run March 16 th , 2017, which has been supported by ForgeRock, several questions from attendees were left unanswered due to a huge number of questions and a lack of time to cover them all. Here are answers to questions that couldn’t be answered live…


Recent research documents

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Privilege Management - 72330

Leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for Privilege Management. How do you control access to your critical systems and business information while allowing secure and optimised day to day business operations? This report provides an overview of the market for Privilege…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: How to close the skill gap in your Cyber Defense Center - 72800

Getting sufficient and sufficiently skilled people for your Cyber Defense Center (or  your IT Security department) is tough. The answer to the skill gaps consists of  three elements: Education.  Services. Tools.

Survey

The Future of Banking: Management Summary - 74002

The Finance Industry is facing a profound change with the introduction of PSD2, an update to the 2007 EU Directive on Payment Services. The directive, which comes into force on January 13, 2018, continues Europe´s goal to modernize, unify and open its financial landscape. In early…

Survey

Survey: The Future of Banking - 74002

The Future of Banking: Innovation & Disruption in light of the revised European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) In early 2017 KuppingerCole performed a survey amongst the industries affected by PSD2. The primary focus of the survey was on Strong Customer Authentication, API Strategy…

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Balabit - Privilege Management - 72705

Privileged Accounts are the high-risk accounts – and they are the target of attackers, both internals and externals. SOCs must implement modern Privilege Management as part of their overall toolset, for identifying and countering attacks. Session Monitoring and Privileged User…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Delegate the Task, Not the Privilege: How to Simplify and Secure Your Privileged Accounts

Privilege Management has been a key element of both IAM (Identity & Access Management) and cyber security programs for years. However, increased the complexity of modern corporate IT infrastructures with growing reliance on outsourced IT staff and mounting pressure from compliance…

Webcast

Getting Identity and Access Management Right – Even If SAP Is Involved

Implementing Identity and Access Management universally across multiple IT infrastructures and software platforms is a major challenge for any organization. To do their daily job successfully, users today expect to get access to information they need from anywhere at any time, regardless…

Webcast

Architecting a Digital Strategy for PSD2 and Open Banking

PSD2 and the Open Banking Standard are regulatory mandates being applied to the banking industry by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) across Europe and in the UK respectively. The regulations require that banks operating across the region…

Webcast

Martin Kuppinger - Opening Keynote

Webcast

Making the Cloud a Secure and Easy to Use Environment

Most of today’s organizations store even their sensitive data in the cloud. Moving workloads to the cloud results in improved flexibility, elasticity, and reduced time to market for organizations. Nevertheless, companies have to realize these benefits painlessly, while keeping…


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When dealing with consumers and customers directly the most important asset for any forward-thinking organisation is the data provided and collected for these new type of identities. The appropriate management of consumer identities is of utmost importance. Handing over personal data to a commercial organisation the consumer typically does this with two contrasting expectations. On one hand the consumer wants to benefit from the organisation as a contract partner for goods or services. Customer-facing organizations get into direct contact with their customers today as they are accessing their [...]

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