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John Tolbert Lead Analyst

Seattle / USA

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Background:

John is a senior analyst at KuppingerCole, with internationally recognized expertise in cybersecurity and identity management. John has consulted for national governments, and has 20 years of experience working in Aerospace, Defense, Manufacturing, and Financial industries.  John was honored as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor in 2014, and as an Associate Technical Fellow at Boeing in 2011.  In addition to working with OASIS, he has also participated in Kantara Initiative, Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP), the FIDO Alliance.  He has numerous technical security publications, and is a frequent speaker at cybersecurity and identity management events.

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Identity and access management
  • Attribute-based access controls
  • Identity federation
  • Mobile security
  • Data classification and Data Loss Prevention
  • Cloud-based Marketing Technologies
  • B2C & B2B 
  • Marketing Automation

Recent blog posts

Blog

Recapping CIW Seattle 2017

Last week we completed the opening dates on the Consumer Identity World Tour in Seattle.  To kick off the event, the Kantara Initiative held a one-day workshop to showcase the work that they do.  Kantara is an international standards organization which develops technical…

Blog

The Return of Authorization

Authorization is one of the key concepts and processes involved in security, both in the real world as well as the digital world.  Many formulations of the definition for authorization exist, and some are context dependent.  For IT security purposes, we’ll say authorization…

Blog

GDPR vs. PSD2: Why the European Commission Must Eliminate Screen Scraping

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) are two of the most important and most talked about technical legislative actions to arise in recent years.  Both emanate from the European Commission, and both are aimed at consumer protection.…

Blog

At the Intersection of Identity and Marketing

Digital Transformation is driving a diverse set of business initiatives today, including advanced marketing techniques, creating new consumer services, acquiring better customer information, and even deploying new identity management solutions.  As organizations discover new and…

Blog

Don’t Fall Victim to Ransomware (Links to Free Tools)

Ransomware attacks have increased in popularity, and many outlets predict that it will be a $1 billion-dollar business this year.  Ransomware is a form of malware that either locks users’ screens or encrypts users’ data, demanding that ransom be paid for the return of…

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PSD2 RTS Final Draft: The good and the not-so-good

The European Banking Authority released the final draft of the Regulatory Technical Specifications for PSD2 this week.  It contains several improvements and clarifications, but there are still a few areas that fall short of industry expectations. After the release of the initial…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Executive View: iWelcome IDaaS and CIAM - 70298

iWelcome provides a complete solution for both Identity-as-a-Service and Consumer Identity and Access Management. As an EU-based company, iWelcome strives to help their customers with GDPR compliance, and as such as provides unparalleled consent management features.

Advisory Note

Buyer’s Guide: Consumer Identity and Access Management Solution - 70259

Consumer Identity is a fast-growing specialty solution. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Guide will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and requirements for successful deployments. This document will prepare your organization to conduct RFIs and RFPs…

Advisory Note

Buyer’s Guide: Ransomware Protection - 72599

Ransomware is a global cybersecurity threat. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Guide will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and requirements for successful deployments. This document will prepare your organization to conduct RFIs and RFPs for…

Executive View

Executive View: Auth0 Customer Identity Management - 71053

Auth0 has a flexible identity platform that can be used for both Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM), Business - to - Employee (B2E), and Business - to - Business (B2B) scenarios. Auth0’s Customer Identity Management solution is focused on developers an d as such is highly…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Schutz gegen Ransomware - 70336

Ransomware (Erpressungssoftware) ist eine Epidemie. Prävention ist die beste Strategie. Geben Sie nicht auf und bezahlen Sie kein Lösegeld.


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