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Ivan Niccolai Lead Analyst

Berlin / Germany

Experience:
15 years in IT industry
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Roles & Responsibilities:

Ivan is an analyst with a focus on risk management and identity & access management. He has a deep technical understanding and lengthy experience in security consulting across three continents in a wide number of industry verticals, as well as in government and education.

Background & Education:

Master degree in Information Technology Management from the University of Wollongong

  

Areas of coverage:

  • Cyber Security
  • Risk Management
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Distributed Ledger Technology

Recent blog posts

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Strong Online Identities and Identity Sovereignty

What is a strong online identity? A strong online identity can be defined as a combination of identification, authentication technologies along with personal identity data store capabilities which enables a strong and resilient correlation of digital identities to a physical person, entity…

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Microsoft announces Project Bletchley on Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)

KuppingerCole has long noted the importance of blockchain technologies, whilst also noting that the key challenges to the adoption of blockchain technologies remained standardisation, privacy & security, as well as dilemmas regarding the types of blockchain technologies to adopt. In…

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Blockchains and Their Impact on the Finance Industry

There is a lot of talk about the impact blockchains will have on the finance industry. The same holds true for FinTechs. However, what will be the real impact? Will we still have the same banking system in five or ten years from now? Or will some groups of banks (the small community banks…

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Multi-Factor, Adaptive Authentication Security Cautions

KuppingCole has written previously on the benefits of adaptive authentication and authorization, and the need for authentication challenges that go beyond the password . These benefits fall largely under the categories of an improved user experience, since the user only gets challenged…

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The role of Adaptive Authentication in Consumer Identity Management

As more and more traditional services move online as part of the digital transformation trend, consumer-centric identity management is becoming increasingly vital business success factor. Customers aren’t just physical persons, they are also the devices used by customers, they are…


Recent research documents

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: The Blockchain and Life Management Platforms - 71606

The core features of blockchains - decentralization and algorithmic consensus – can enable the creation of Life Management Platforms (LMPs) with better security and availability, as well as promote wider public adoption by providing independently-verifiable proof of personal data…

Executive View

Executive View: Microsoft Azure Blockchain Services - 71332

Azure’s Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) operates both as Infrastructure-as-a-Service and a Platform-as-a-Service. With its large number of strategic partnerships and template library of preconfigured Virtual Machines, developer templates and artefacts, Microsoft Azure’s BaaS…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: The Disruptive Potential of Blockchains in IoT Security - 71612

Blockchains have the ability offer many solutions regarding the security concerns currently limiting the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). Blockchains, combined with other decentralised, peer-to-peer technologies can improve IoT security by enabling authenticity and integrity…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Blockchains and Cybersecurity - 71603

From trusted third parties to algorithmic consensus: new cybersecurity opportunities and challenges with blockchains. Blockchains can provide distributed and decentralised improvements to the merely distributed critical systems the internet depends on today, but we cannot yet completely…

Executive View

Executive View: IBM Privileged Identity Manager - 71557

IBM’s Security Privileged Identity Manager is an across-the-board Privilege Management solution which protects, automates and audits the use of privileged identities and recourses across the extended enterprise, including cloud environments. It stands out from competitors for its…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

No Real Security Without Multi-Factor Authentication Everywhere

Clearly, there is a trend towards approaches for strong, simple, and flexible authentication, beyond passwords. The benefits fall largely under the categories of an improved customer experience, since with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) channels, the reduced dependence on passwords allows…

Webcast

Ivan Niccolai - Blockchain, Identity, Cybersecurity

How is trust established without trusted third parties? Although it is not possible to offer a prediction of how distributed ledger technology with change society, the assertion that new and publically-accessible technology such as the internet, file sharing and social networks would…

Webcast

Customer-centric Identity Management

While most organizations are at least good enough in managing their employee identities, dealing with millions of consumer and customer identities imposes a new challenge. Many new identity types, various authenticators from social logins to device-related authenticators in smartphones, risk…

Webcast

Consumer-Focused Identity Management

Consumer expectations of Identity and Access Management (IAM) - even if they don't know what it is - are evolving and growing ever higher. The ability to use social media accounts to gain access to various services has revolutionised the way consumers see the space. Increasingly, banks and…

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The Blockchain and Information Security

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