Analyst details

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

IBM & Red Hat – And Now?

On October 28 th IBM announced its intention to acquire Red Hat . At $34 Billion, this is the largest software acquisition ever. So why would IBM pay such a large amount of money for Red Hat? Not surprising, there were quite a few negative comments from parts of the Open Source community.…

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.…

Blog

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…


Recent research documents

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: SailPoint: Governance for all data: Get a grip on unstructured data - 79046

While many businesses have solutions for managing and reviewing access at a coarse-grain, cross-system level in place as part of their Identity & Access Governance solutions, they lack an integrated approach for governing access to unstructured data. However, for mitigating access risks…

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Identity Governance & Administration - 71135

Backed by closer integration of Identity Provisioning and Access Governance capabilities, the IGA market continues to evolve and enters mainstream market adoption with most vendors providing mature capabilities around the core IGA functions. This Leadership Compass provides insights into…

Executive View

Executive View: 1Kosmos BlockID - 79064

1Kosmos BlockID is one of the first commercial implementations of a blockchain-based identity solution that works for both consumers and employees. It is well thought-out and implements the fundamental concepts of Self Sovereign Identity. It integrates well with existing identity and…

Executive View

Executive View: MinerEye Data Tracker - 79063

MinerEye DataTracker is an AI-based application that identifies, classifies, and tracks unstructured information. It creates cluster of similar content across data sources and analyzes information about classified data in those clusters, to triggers applications such as DLP, IRM and Access…

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…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

How to Handle Consent to Be Compliant With the GDPR and the Upcoming ePrivacy Regulation

GDPR is here to stay and the new ePrivacy regulation is on the horizon, but many organizations are still not yet in full state of compliance. A core requirement for compliance with GDPR is the concept of “consent,” which is fairly new for most data controllers. Now, with the…

Webcast

Digital Identities in the Internet of Things - Securely Manage Devices at Scale

The Internet of Things is disrupting all industries and use cases; from customer IoT, to Industrial IoT. Companies are forced to become more innovative with their products whilst their services are being, or will be, digitized. Top drivers of this digitization are eroding margins and…

Webcast

Privilege Management From the Cloud: Go or No-Go?

The digital transformation is changing the way we do business, and it is also changing the way we have to keep our increasingly complex IT infrastructure agile and flexible yet secure and compliant. Managing geographically dispersed cloud/hybrid environments and the privileged access to…

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…