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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

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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…

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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,…

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PSD2: Strong Customer Authentication Done Right

The Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), an upcoming EC regulation, will have a massive impact on the Finance Industry. While the changes to the business are primarily based on the newly introduced TPPs (Third Party Providers), which can initiate payments and request access to account…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Executive View: Omada Identity Suite - 70301

Omada Identity Suite is a solution for IGA (Identity Governance and Administration), supporting both Access Governance and Identity Provisioning. It provides, amongst many other features, strong automation of entitlement management and insight into access risks, altogether with a high…

Executive View

Executive View: Beta Systems Garancy IAM Suite - 71530

Beta Systems Garancy IAM Suite combines the various modules for Identity and Access Management in the Beta Systems portfolio into one suite. The combined offering delivers a strong feature set with some outstanding capabilities such as the depth of application-specific connectors and role…

Executive View

Executive View: TITUS Classification for Mobile - 71320

TITUS Classification for Mobile is a solution that not only supports classification of documents and email on both iOS and Android platforms, but also delivers a secure document storage on these devices. It integrates with a variety of other tools and services and is easy to use.

Executive View

Executive View: IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence - 71113

A business-driven approach to Access Governance and Intelligence, based on business processes and access risk. Supporting fine-grained SoD analysis for all environments, with strong support for SAP. Providing connectivity to target systems based on direct connectors and via IBM Security…

Executive View

Executive View: One Identity SafeGuard 2.0 - 71251

One Identity SafeGuard 2.0 is a re-architected, modular solution for Privilege Management, supporting both Shared & Privileged Account Password Management and Session Management, plus several additional capabilities. The product excels with its architecture, integration capabilities,…


Recent webcasts

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The New Role of IAM in the Age of Digital Transformation

Organizations are under pressure to change in the current age of Digital Transformation. One of the key differentiators of innovative digital business models and thus new revenue streams is the profoundly changed relationship to customers and consumers. Creating innovative consumer…

Webcast

Cognitive Technologies and the Future of Identity & Access Management

Like any other field of information technology, identity and access management has been rapidly evolving to meet new business challenges created by the Digital Transformation. As modern businesses are becoming increasingly open and interconnected, IAM solutions now need to cover not just…

Webcast

Consent Lifecycle Management: Consumer IAM’s Core Capability?

2018 is going to be a hell of a year for nearly every organization operating within the European Union. Not only the dreaded General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will finally take effect next May, introducing massive changes to the way companies will have to deal with personal…

Webcast

How Advanced Identity and API Management Helps You Meeting the Security Challenges of Digital Transformation

The new business environment is increasingly reliant on web and open source applications, with external partners and customers accessing resources via web browsers and social media channels. Employees are also bringing consumer digital habits into the workplace and merging their home and…

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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…


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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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