Analyst details

Matthias Reinwarth Lead Advisor & Senior Analyst

Kaiserslautern / Germany

Experience:
25 years in IT
At KuppingerCole since 2014

Email    @mreinwarth    Profile   

Roles & Responsibilities at KuppingerCole:

As Lead Advisor & Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole, Matthias oversees the KuppingerCole advisory team, acts as lead advisor in various customer advisories and also provides research in his areas of expertise.

Background & Education:

Based on a combined education in economics and IT, Matthias has been working as a trusted advisor and consultant for customers since 1993.

  

Areas of coverage:

  • IAM (Identity & Access Management)
  • Identity & Access governance and compliance
  • All areas of KuppingerCole expertise

Professional experience:

Matthias has acquired profound practical experiences in IT as a consultant and advisor for more than 25 years. He has been successfully working in assignments with a wide range of customers covering many sectors including media, government, financial, telecommunications, logistics, automotive and other industries. He has co-authored the first German book on directory services in 1999 and has since 1994 authored many publications, including articles, research documents, webinars and blog posts.

Recent blog posts

Blog

Not Just Another Buzzword: Cyber Risk Governance

Today, companies are increasingly operating on the basis of IT systems and are thus dependant on them. Cyber risks must therefore be understood as business risks. The detection and prevention of cyber security threats and appropriate responses to them are among the most important…

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Keep Calm and Carry on Implementing

The trouble with hypes is that they have an expiration date. From that date on they either need to be made real for some very good purposes within a reasonable timeframe, or they go bad. There have been quite a few hype topics around recently. But there have not been many single topics that…

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Finally: Building up Trust as a Foundation for Sustainable Business Strategies

It seems almost ironical, but the currently and constantly growing number of legal and regulatory requirements might be the important (and first actually working) catalyst for changing the attitude of organizations towards privacy. While the true rationale behind it are most probably the…

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Beyond Simplistic: Achieving Compliance Through Standards and Interoperability

"There is always an easy solution to every problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.  ( H.L. Mencken ) Finally, it's beginning: GDPR gains more and more visibility. Do you also get more and more GDPR-related marketing communication from IAM and security vendors,…

Blog

GDPR and Customer Data - Eyes on the Stars and Feet on the Ground

Big data analytics is getting more and more powerful and affordable at the same time. Probably the most important data within any organisation is knowledge of and insight into its customer's profiles. Many specialized vendors target these organisations. And it is obvious: The identification…

Blog

KYC is a must, not only for compliance reasons, but what about KYE?

Providing a corporate IT infrastructure is a strategic challenge. Delivering all services needed and fulfilling all requirements raised by all stakeholders for sure is one side of the medal. Understanding which services customers and all users in general are using and what they are doing…


Recent research documents

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Maturity Level Matrix for GDPR Readiness - 72557

KuppingerCole Maturity Level Matrix for the degree of readiness for implementing EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requirements. Foundation for assessing the current status and identifying specific measures in your GDPR compliance projects and programs.

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: TechDemocracy: Moving towards a holistic Cyber Risk Governance approach - 70360

The ongoing task of maintaining cyber security and risk governance, while providing evidence and communicating efficiently with corporate stakeholders is getting increasingly more important for practically every organization. Understanding the risk posture and providing transparency while…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Redefining Access Governance - Beyond annual recertification - 72529

Improve your level of compliance, gain up-to-date insight and reduce recertification workload. Add business risk scoring to your Access Governance Architecture, focus attention on high-risk access and extend your existing infrastructure to provide real-time access risk information. Re-think…

Executive View

Executive View: Nexis Controle 3.0 - 72535

Nexis Controle 3.0 setzt intelligente Analytics-Verfahren für Rollen und Identitäten um und legt damit die Grundlage für ein strategisches Lebenszyklusmanagement von Rollen, entweder als eigenständige Lösung oder als ergänzende Komponente zu bestehenden…

Executive View

Executive View: Nexis Controle 3.0 - 72535

Nexis Controle 3.0 implements intelligent role and identity analytics while laying the foundation for strategic role lifecycle management as either a stand-alone solution or as a companion component to existing Identity and Access Management infrastructures. The integration of corporate…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Unstructured Data – A Blind Spot for GDPR Compliance

GDPR will apply to all types of systems where personal data resides. That goes beyond traditional database, CRM or Identity Management systems: Emails, spreadsheets and text documents, PDFs and images, web pages and data collected from social media are only a few examples, and they are…

Webcast

Interoperability and Intelligence: Two Keys to a Successful Privilege Management Deployment

As businesses are becoming increasingly digital, their IT infrastructures are continuously growing in scale and complexity, with vast numbers of previously disparate systems and platforms woven together by new communications channels. Many of these systems are no longer located within the…

Webcast

Rollenmanagement erfolgreich etablieren sowie sicher und effizient betreiben

Das Management des sicheren Zugangs zu Ressourcen innerhalb einer Organisation ist eine der zentralen Aufgaben im Bereich des Identity und Access Managements. Die Aufgliederung existierender organisatorischer Komplexität durch deren Abbildung in handhabbare Rollen ist eine…

Webcast

Creating Secure and Unified Next Generation Workspaces

Identity Management, Endpoint Security, Mobile Device Management and Access Management, are still considered to be isolated disciplines. This can make administration and governance in these areas complex. Having a holistic approach to the administration and supervision of all types of…

Webcast

Personal data breach and the GDPR – Prevention, Detection and Notification

The general data protection regulation (GDPR) as issued by the European Union will be a major challenge for literally any organisation doing business in Europe. All systems dealing with data subject to data protection legislation (i.e. PII = personally identifiable information) will need to…


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