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

Insight, Control and Automation for Intelligent Security Technologies Within Virtualized Environments

Traditional endpoint and infrastructure security approaches are tackling changes to OS, application and communication by monitoring these through dedicated solutions installed as agents onto the actual system. Often these solutions search for specific violations and act upon predefined…

Blog

BAIT: Clearer Guidelines as a Basis for More Effective Implementation

If legal laypersons (as I am) read legal texts and regulations, they often miss clear and obligatory guidelines on how to implement them in practice. This is not least due to the fact that laws are generally designed to last and are not directly geared to concrete measures. This type of…

Blog

Make Things Happen Rather Than Watch Things Happen With Vendor-Provided Compliance Solutions

In May 2017, my fellow KuppingerCole analyst Mike Small published the Executive Brief research document entitled “Six Key Actions to Prepare for GDPR” (then and now free to download). This was published almost exactly one year before the GDPR takes full effect and outlines six…

Blog

Please! No More GDPR Related Blog Posts!

You have heard it all before: May 25th, 2018, enormous fines, "you have to act now", the "right to be forgotten", DPO and breach notification. Every manufacturer whose marketing database contains your data will send you information, whitepapers, webinars , product information and…

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…

Blog

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…


Recent research documents

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…

Executive View

Executive View: VMware AppDefense - 70840

Fully integrated protection of virtual machines as part of the software defined data center. From capturing expected behavior to efficiently responding to detected threats: Intelligent endpoint security technology leveraging the insight, control and automation available within virtualized…

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: ERPScan Smart Cybersecurity Platform for SAP - 72510

ERPScan Smart Cybersecurity Platform for SAP is an Al-driven enterprise level solution for SAP that leverages machine learning. By addressing predictive, preventive, detective and responsive capabilities, and by leveraging vulnerability management, source code security and the analysis of…

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.


Recent webcasts

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…

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…


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