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

CCPA: GDPR as a catalyst for improving data protection outside the EU

It wasn't too long ago that discussions and meetings on the subject of digitization and consumer identity access management (CIAM) in an international environment became more and more controversial when it came to privacy and the personal rights of customers, employees and users. Back…

Blog

BAIT and VAIT as levers to improving security and compliance (and your IAM)

Usually, when we talk about special compliance and legal requirements in highly regulated industries, usually one immediately thinks of companies in the financial services sector, i.e. banks and insurance companies. This is obvious and certainly correct because these companies form the…

Blog

How to Implement IT Governance Requirements Relating to Information Security and IT for Insurances and Beyond: VAIT Now Available in English

A short update blog post: Earlier this year, in September, I did a blog post about the VAIT . This BaFin document explains the challenges for IT in companies in the insurance industry much more clearly than the original regulatory documents. VAIT ("Versicherungsaufsichtliche…

Blog

Another Astounding Data Breach Hits the Confidence of Customers

The dust is still setting, but the information on this case currently available, which also includes the official press release , is worrying: Just this Friday, November 30, the hotel chain Marriott International announced that it has become the target of a hacker attack. Marriott's brand…

Blog

Intelligente Governance jenseits von Auditoren und regulatorischen Anforderungen

Es kann viele Gründe geben, warum ein Unternehmen eine Initiative zur Verbesserung seiner Informationssicherheit ergreift. Es gibt jedoch einen spezifischen Grund, der sich immer wieder wiederholt: "Weil die Auditoren das sagen, müssen wir....". Die Realität und die…

Blog

Intelligent Governance Beyond Auditors and Regulatory Requirements

There can be many reasons why a company takes an initiative to improve its information security. However, there is one specific reason that repeats itself time and again: "Because the auditors say that, we have to..." The reality and the resulting logic have so far often been as follows:…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Executive View: FSP Identity Governance & Administration Suite ORG - 79050

Die FSP Identity Governance & Administration Suite ORG 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…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Mit den VAIT zu einer transparenteren Versicherungs-IT - 79081

Mit dem im Juli 2018 final vorgelegten Dokument „Versicherungsaufsichtliche Anforderungen an die IT“ (VAIT) gibt die BaFin (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) Versicherungsunternehmen konkretere Vorgaben für die Umsetzung ihrer Geschäftsprozesse…

Executive View

Executive View: United Security Providers Secure Entry Server - 79040

United Security Providers (USP) provides a web access management platform designed to provide a unified and efficient approach towards Web Application Firewall (WAF), Authentication, CIAM and Identity Federation capabilities for complex use cases and hybrid on-premises and cloud solutions.

Executive View

Executive View: TechDemocracy Intellicta - 70362

A software platform designed to achieve a holistic assessment of an organization’s cybersecurity, compliance, risk and governance status by establishing risk governance, resilience and protection from cyber threats through the deployment of a standards-based risk governance framework.

Advisory Note

Architecture Blueprint: Access Governance and Privilege Management - 79045

Well-designed IAM/IAG-architectures establish real-time visibility of all accounts of a person, thereby closing a formerly intrinsic security gap. Bridging between established governance silos within organizations enables full enforcement of Segregation of Duties rules for both business and…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Matthias Reinwarth - CIAM as a Building Block of an Online-Success Story

Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) encompasses many aspects. On the one hand, it is about optimizing the usability of services through technologies and practices to make it easier and secure for users sign up for a service. For the service providers, CIAM is all about lifecycle…

Webcast

Assuring and Implementing Cybersecurity and Data Protection for Public Clouds

Just a few years ago, IT infrastructures resembled medieval fortresses: Firewalls, intrusion prevention systems and anti-virus programs were supposed to ward off attacks even before the enemy could enter. But things have changed substantially: The traditional security perimeter is…

Webcast

Managing Authentication and Access for Different Identities in Hybrid Environments

The Digital Transformation is driving enterprises in all geographies and throughout most verticals to become open and connected. These enterprises need to digitally engage with their customers, to technologically empower and mobilize their employees, to optimize their current business…

Webcast

Holistic Approach to Cyber Risk Governance in the GDPR Era

Pressured by the Digital Transformation, corporate networks are becoming increasingly complex, spanning across multiple geographical locations and technology platforms. Unfortunately, even as companies are becoming more open to the outside world, different business units within the same…

Webcast

Understanding the GDPR Impact on Corporate IT

Addressing GDPR requirements is a complex undertaking that requires coordination between different departments including but not limited to IT, security, legal, human resources, marketing and communications. Translating the legal requirements into concrete organizational, technical and…


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