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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

Microsoft Azure Confidential Computing – a Step Forward in Cloud Security

A few days ago, Microsoft announced Azure Confidential Computing . As the name implies, the technology is about adding a new layer of protection to cloud services, specifically Microsoft Azure, but also Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 running in other public cloud infrastructures on…

Blog

Changes in the Scope of Investors for IAM

As a long-term observer of the IAM market, KuppingerCole finds it interesting to see the change in both the size of investments and the type of investors in this market. Just recently, ForgeRock announced an $88 million round in series D funding. This follows other major investments in…

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The Sweet Spot for Blockchains: Registries

A couple of days ago, DIACC (Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada) together with IBM Canada and the Province of British Columbia released information about a PoC (Proof of Concept) for moving corporate registrations to a blockchain-based register. The PoC, which used the…

Blog

IBM Moves Security to the Next Level – on the Mainframe

In a recent press release , IBM announced that they are moving security to a new level, with “pervasively encrypted data, all the time at any scale”. That sounded cool and, after talks with IBM, I must admit that it is cool. However, it is “only” on their IBM Z…

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A Great Day for Information Security: Adobe Announces End-of-Life for Flash

Today, Adobe announced that Flash will go end-of-life. Without any doubt, this is great news from an Information Security perspective. Adobe Flash counted for a significant portion of the most severe exploits as, among others, F-Secure has analyzed . I also wrote about this topic back in…

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PSD2 – the EBA’s Wise Decision to Reject Commission Amendments on Screen Scraping

In a response to the EC Commission, the EBA (European Banking Authority) rejected amendments on screen scraping in the PSD2 regulation (Revised Payment Services Directive) that had been pushed by several FInTechs. While it is still the Commission’s place to make the final decision,…


Recent research documents

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Identity Provisioning - 71139

Leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for Identity Provisioning. Delivering the capabilities for managing accounts and entitlements across heterogeneous IT environments on premises and in the cloud. Your compass for finding the right path in the market.

Executive View

Executive View: ManageEngine Password Manager Pro - 70613

ManageEngine, part of Zoho Corp., delivers a broad portfolio of solutions targeted at IT administrators. Among these, we find Password Manager Pro, a Privilege Management solution providing support for a variety of use cases such as Shared Account Password Management,…

Executive View

Executive View: Atos DirX Identity - 71702

Atos DirX Identity is a mature offering for IGA (Identity Governance and Administration), delivering both leading-edge Identity Provisioning capabilities and a strong Access Governance feature set. Atos has made significant improvements when it comes to the ease and flexibility of…

Executive View

Executive View: BeyondTrust PowerBroker PAM - 70725

BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker product family provides a well-integrated solution with a broad range of capabilities for the mitigation of threats caused by the abuse or misuse of privileged system accounts and entitlements, on endpoints as well as server systems. With dedicated products…

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Airlock: Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO): Mehr als nur Consent Management! - 70327

Die DSGVO oder EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), die ab dem 28. Mai 2018 voll wirksam ist, wird derzeit vor allem mit den Zustimmungsregeln zur Nutzung personenbezogener Daten (Consent) und den Rechten der Betroffenen wie beispielsweise dem „Recht auf Vergessen“ in…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Connected Car: Putting Digital Identity Behind the Wheel

A modern connected vehicle is no longer just a car with a built-in wireless access point – it is a complex network of multiple interconnected systems from different vendors that are constantly communicating with each other as well as with various external parties, both consumer-facing…

Webcast

Industrial Control Systems: Understanding the Access Risks and Security Challenges

For decades, Industrial Control Systems have evolved completely separately from traditional IT, with their own business drivers, requirements and regulations and proprietary hardware designs and network protocols. Needless to say, security from cyberattacks was never a priority for…

Webcast

Compliance als Vorteil: Technische Anforderungen der GDPR für moderne digitale Unternehmen

Ohne Zweifel ist der 25. Mai 2018 im Kalender jedes IT-Spezialisten rot angestrichen. Denn an diesem Tag tritt die neue Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR) in Kraft, welche die Art und Weise, in der personenbezogene Daten von in der EU ansässigen…

Webcast

Security Management im digitalen Unternehmen: Business-orientiert, agil, effektiv

Wie schön waren die Zeiten, in denen man die physische wie digitale Sicherheit in seinem Unternehmen als eine Art Ritterburg mit umlaufendem Wassergraben („Perimeter“) abbilden konnte.Doch diese Zeiten sind vorbei. Die Mitarbeiter sind über die ganze Welt verstreut,…

Webcast

Knowing Your Customer Well: The Importance of Assurance and Identity Governance for CIAM

Just like traditional IAM, CIAM requires identity governance to verify and maintain the required quality of the identity attributes collected from consumers. “Quality over quantity” should be your motto from now on: not only it ensures that the data your marketing and business…


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