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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

IAM for a Microservices World: Securing Agile IT

Ten years ago, for the second EIC, we published a report and survey on the intersection of IAM and SOA (in German language). The main finding back then was that most businesses don’t secure their SOA approaches adequately, if at all. Ten years later, we are talking Microservices.…

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IAM as Microservices: It’s About Flexibility and Agility

Since I’m observing the IAM business, it has been under constant change. However, there is a change on its way that is bigger than many of the innovations we have seen over the past decade. It is IAM adopting the architectural concept of microservices. This will have a massive…

Blog

Blockchain for Identity – Myth or Potential?

During yesterday’s opening keynote at the EIC (European Identity & Cloud Conference), I brought up (and explained) a slide about the areas where Blockchain technology has the potential of helping solving existing identity problems, either by doing it just better than today or…

Blog

Blockchain Identity – Success Factors and Challenges

When new things arrive, which are still in the pioneering stage and far from reaching maturity, there is always a lot of discussion. This is even more true for Blockchain Identity, where the massive hype around Blockchains, a long history of clever ideas failing, and a few interesting…

Blog

Not a Surprise: German Government Under (Cyber) Attack

Yesterday, the reports of the German government having become a victim of a cyber-attack spread the news. According to them, the attack affected the Ministry of Defense and the Department of Foreign Affairs. There is an assumption that the attack had been carried out by APT28, a group of…

Blog

Successful IAM Projects Are Not a Rocket Science – if You Do It Right

While we still regularly see and hear about IAM (Identity & Access Management) projects that don’t deliver to the expectations or are in trouble, we all see and hear about many projects that ran well. There are some reasons for IAM projects being more complex than many other IT…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Executive View: Deep Secure Content Threat Removal Platform - 79056

The Content Threat Removal Platform by Deep Secure operates at the network boundary, intercepts and analyzes incoming data, extracts only the useful business information while eliminating malicious content and then creates new, clean data for onward delivery. In this way, it defeats…

Executive View

Executive View: One Identity Safeguard - 79042

One Identity is one of the leading vendors in the field of IAM. With their recent acquisition of Balabit and the integration of their Privilege Management offerings into the Safeguard product portfolio, the company positions itself among the leaders in the Privilege Management market,…

Executive View

Executive View: RSA® Identity Governance and Lifecycle - 71052

RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle is a complete solution for managing digital identities and their access, both inside and outside the enterprise. The RSA solution covers all aspects of governance from attestations to policy exceptions and identity lifecycle, from provisioning to…

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Access Governance & Intelligence - 71145

Leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for access governance & Intelligence. Delivering the capabilities for managing access entitlements, always knowing the state of these, and enforcing access and SoD policies across heterogeneous IT environments on premises and in…

Executive View

Executive View: Varonis DatAdvantage - 79029

Getting a grip on your data is a bigger challenge than ever before. While solutions for central IT environments such as SAP are quite established, a significant portion of critical data resides in unstructured data stores such as file servers or collaboration services. This includes PII…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Identity is Security: Avoiding the Pitfalls of an Authentication-Centric Security Architecture

The security landscape has changed in the recent decade, and the methods we used to protect our enterprise networks are no longer working. The network perimeter has dissipated, the adversary has become increasingly skilled at alternative methods to gain entry, and enterprise applications…

Webcast

Closing the Loop Between Audit and Action: Meet Compliance Needs With Privileged Access Management

Privilege Management has been a key element of both IAM (Identity & Access Management) and cybersecurity programs for years. However, increased complexity of modern corporate IT infrastructures and mounting pressure from compliance regulators force privilege management solutions to…

Webcast

Datendiebstahl, Malware, DSGVO - Unstrukturierte Daten Zwischen Kollaboration & Compliance

Die Mengen an digitalen Daten, die Organisationen nun speichern und verarbeiten müssen, wachsen exponentiell. Dabei geht es nicht nur um die Digitalisierung bestehender Geschäftsprozesse - für viele Unternehmen sind die Daten selbst zum wertvollsten Gut geworden, das sie vor…

Webcast

Wie Sie mit der Kombination aus Technologie und Awareness eine zukunftsfähige Cybersecurity-Strategie entwerfen

Mehr Cyberangriffe, mehr Investitionen – aber zahlt sich das für Ihr Unternehmen aus? Die richtige Cybersecurity-Strategie und die richtigen Tools helfen, Ihre Budgets gezielt einzusetzen, den Erfolg zu messen und insbesondere die Risiken durch die stetig wachsende Zahl von…

Webcast

Classification - the Intelligent Way to Ensure Strong Data Protection

As businesses are increasingly embracing the digital transformation, the volumes of information that a typical company has to collect, keep, transport and process is growing exponentially. Massive amounts of digital data are now being stored in various structured and unstructured formats…


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