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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

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Varonis - Daten kennen - 79028

Neue Regulierungen wie die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) und die stetig wachsende Gefahr durch Cyber-Attacken führen zu einem hohen Druck auf Unternehmen. Es gibt aber auch Chancen, wenn man versteht, wo die wirklich wertvollen Daten liegen und sich darauf fokussiert, diese Daten…

Whitepaper

Point of View Paper: One Identity - The Journey to IAM Success - 70226

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is many things. For some it’s all about streamlining the user experience through technologies and practices that make it easier for them to securely logon. For others, IAM is all about identity lifecycle management – ensuring that accounts…

Executive View

Executive View: FSP Identity Governance & Administration Suite ORG - 70841

Die FSP Identity Governance & Administration Suite ist eine Lösung zur Verwaltung des Identitäts- und Zugriffslebenszyklus und bedient somit den Markt für Identity Provisioning und Access Governance, gerade in stark regulierten Branchen. Ein besonderer Vorteil des…

Executive View

Executive View: RSA SecurID® Access - 70323

RSA SecurID Access is an integrated offering for Adaptive Authentication, supporting a broad range of different authentication methods on virtually any type of endpoint and integration to a large range of on-premises applications and cloud services. It supports context-aware authentication…

Executive View

Executive View: BeyondTrust PowerBroker for Unix & Linux - 70363

PowerBroker for Unix & Linux von BeyondTrust bietet Server Privilege Management und Session Management speziell für Unix- und Linux-Server. Solche Server sind häufig Angriffen sowohl von böswilligen Insidern als auch externen Hackern ausgesetzt. PowerBroker for Unix &…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Martin Kuppinger - Microservices Architectures: Making IAM Hybrid

In recent times, an increasing number of vendors announced a migration of their products towards microservices architectures. Some renovate their existing on premises IAM tools, others build new solutions with a new architectural approach. Factually, the idea isn’t that new, but the…

Webcast

Martin Kuppinger - The Future Model of Identity: Blockchain ID and the Digital Transformation

Distributed Ledger Technologies ("Blockchain") are the foundation for the most disruptive changes to business we are either already observing or that are on the road to becoming a reality. Based on these technologies, both new business models and fundamental changes to established models…

Webcast

Privileged Attack Vectors: Verständnis und Minimierung interner und externer Cyber-Risiken

Zunehmend ausgefeilte Cyber-Angriffe und strenge neue Datenschutzbestimmungen haben dazu geführt, dass Privilege Management-Lösungen von der relativen Unbekanntheit bis an die Grenze der Cybersicherheit gebracht wurden. Eine effiziente PxM-Strategie muss heutzutage mehrere…

Webcast

How to Make Your IAM Program a Success

The best way to ensure the success of your company’s IAM program is to follow in the footsteps of organizations whose programs have proven successful, learn from their leading IAM experts and avoid common mistakes. KuppingerCole has compiled a list of recommendations and best…

Webcast

The Evolution of Identity Governance: From Basic Compliance to Federated Security Assurance

As the number of business applications across different platforms and environments is rapidly growing, the resulting complexity and heterogeneous nature of modern corporate IT infrastructures makes storing, analyzing and protecting this critical business information an incredibly…


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