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John Tolbert Lead Analyst & Managing Director of KuppingerCole, Inc (US)

Seattle / USA

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Background:

As Lead Analyst, John covers a number of different research areas, outlined below. John also advises cybersecurity and IAM vendors, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, regarding their product and service roadmaps.

Areas of expertise

  • Cybersecurity
    • Endpoint anti-malware protection
    • Endpoint detection and response
    • Managed security services
    • Application of AI/ML technologies for security
  • IAM
    • Strong, multi-factor, risk-adaptive authentication
    • Authorization and Federation
    • Identity analytics/intelligence
    • CIAM

John Tolbert is a Lead Analyst and Managing Director of KuppingerCole, Inc (US).

Recent blog posts

Blog

The Information Protection LifeCycle and Framework

The Information Protection LifeCycle (IPLC) and Framework describes the phases, methods, and controls associated with the protection of information. Though other IT and cybersecurity frameworks exist, none specifically focus on the protection of information across its use life. The IPLC…

Blog

Need for Standards for Consumable Risk Engine Inputs

As cybercrime and concerns about cybercrime grow, tools for preventing and interdicting cybercrime, specifically for reducing online fraud, are proliferating in the marketplace. Many of these new tools bring real value, in that they do in fact make it harder for criminals to operate, and…

Blog

EU EBA Clarifies SCA and Implementation Exceptions

The EU European Banking Authority issued clarifications about what constitutes Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) back in late June. The definition states that two or more of the following categories are required: inherence, knowledge, and possession. These are often interpreted as…

Blog

Account Takeovers on the Rise

Account Takeover (ATO) attacks are on the rise. The  2019  Forter  Fraud Attack Index  shows a 45% increase in this type of attack on consumer identities in 2018. ATOs are just what they sound like: cybercriminals gain access to accounts through various…

Blog

How to Train Your AI to Mis-Identify Dragons

This week Skylight Cyber disclosed that they were able to fool a popular “AI”-based Endpoint Protection (EPP) solution into incorrectly marking malware as safe. While trying to reverse-engineer the details of the solution's Machine Learning (ML) engine, the researchers found…

Blog

Will the Stars Align for Libra?

This week, Facebook announced details about its cryptocurrency project, Libra. They expect it to go live for Facebook and other social media platform users sometime in 2020. The list of initial backers, the Founding Members of the Libra Association, is quite long and filled with industry…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Executive View: ForgeRock Access Management - 80319

ForgeRock Access Management is a full-featured Identity and Access Management (IAM) system, and a primary component in their Identity Platform.  It provides numerous authentication options, an intelligent adaptive risk engine, identity federation, and advanced policy-based…

Buyer's Compass

Buyer's Compass: Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) - 80213

Data loss via Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), Insider Threat, and other vectors remains a top concern of businesses worldwide. EDR tools are becoming more widely used to help detect and remediate these kinds of threats. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Compass will provide you with…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Defending Against Ransomware - 80235

Ransomware is an epidemic and continues to evolve. More than half of all companies and other organizations have been attacked with one form or ransomware or another. A multi-layered defense is the best strategy. Take steps now to reduce the likelihood of falling victim to it. Make sure you…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Do I need Network Threat Detection & Response (NDTR)? - 80296

NTDR products/services are getting a lot of attention at conferences and in the cybersecurity press. But does your organization need it? We’ll look at what NTDR products do, reasons to consider NTDR, and some high-level evaluation criteria regarding NTDR products.

Executive View

Executive View: Curity Identity Server - 80159

Curity AB delivers a software-based API-driven identity server for businesses that need help connecting identity infrastructure, digital services, and cloud applications. Their solution adheres to many identity standards, to promote interoperability and to make it easier for clients to…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

Fighting Fraud With Strong Authentication

Strong authentication is one cornerstone of web security. However, account enrollment and account recovery processes are leaving gaps in the credential management lifecycle that allow bad actors to perform account takeover and get into our networks. Increasingly, these bad actors…

Webcast

KuppingerCole Identifies Leaders in Consumer Authentication

Organizations are adopting Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) solutions or enhancing their existing customer-facing IAM solutions with modular authentication services, in order to deter fraud, comply with new regional and industry-specific regulations, and improve the customer…

Webcast

Complying With PSD2: Everything You Need to Know

With the Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) coming into full effect this fall, banks and online retailers need to adapt to changes that carry with them many regulatory and technical challenges. Acknowledging these extensive changes, Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory…

Webcast

Facilitating Business with State-of-the-Art Identity Proofing Solutions

For traditional or Business-to-Employee (B2E) IAM, HR departments are responsible for gathering documentation from employees to determine their suitability for employment. For Business-to-Consumer (B2C) or CIAM, identity proofing can be more difficult. Depending on the nature of the…

Webcast

How Leading Brands Build Trust With CIAM

In the age of digital transformation, consumers tend to have multiple digital identities across several devices deploying a variety of services. In this environment, digital trust is what sets brands apart from their competitors. Taking and storing customer data is a duty of care, and…


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