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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

Recent blog posts

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…

Blog

The Importance of Consent Management: CIAM vs. GDPR

Consumer identity and access management solutions are bringing value to the organizations which implement them, in terms of higher numbers of successful registrations, customer profiling, authentication variety, identity analytics, and marketing insights.  Many companies with deployed…

Blog

Consumer Identity Summit 2016 - Summary

KuppingerCole just concluded our first Consumer Identity Summit in Paris.  In fact, this was the first Consumer focused digital identity event of its kind.  The event was very well attended, and featured excellent expert speakers from all across the globe.  The popularity of…

Blog

GlobalPlatform Conference Review

GlobalPlatform recently held their annual conference in Santa Clara, California. GlobalPlatform is an international standards organization that defines specifications for the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), or the secure virtual operating system within the OSes of mobile devices. It…


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Executive View

Executive View: EmpowerID - 70894

EmpowerID provides  a complete solution for IAM, CIAM, and Adaptive  Authentication.  With a highly  customizable workflow and authorization engine,  EmpowerID delivers advanced functionality for  enterprise and government  customers.

Executive View

Executive View: CA Technologies Mobile API Gateway, Mobile App Services, and App Experience Analytics - 70811

Managing mobile device access to corporate applications and databases is a major requirement for all organizations. Mobile security, including a secure development environment for mobile apps and standardized authentication and authorization services are essential components of mobile strategies.

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Mobile Connect - 71518

Strong authentication via smartphones is available today in many countries. GSMA’s Mobile Connect specification can improve security and help banks and third party providers comply with the EU’s Revised Payment Service Directiv e (PSD2).  

Executive View

Executive View: Hitachi ID IAM Suite - 72543

Hitachi ID offers an all - in - one IAM package to address enterprise business  requirements.   With an emphasis on  process automation and self - service, the  Hitachi ID IAM Suite helps businesses reduce their expenditures on identity - related administration and…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Defending against ransomware - 70336

Ransomware is an epidemic.  Prevention is the best strategy.  Don’t give up and pay the  ransom.


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