Sean Ryan

Senior Analyst

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CyberArk Scoops Up Idaptive

Sean Ryan May 14, 2020
Read Forrester's take on CyberArk announcing its acquisition of identity-as-a-service vendor Idaptive.
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Privileged Identity Management Solutions Must Secure Growing Diversity Of Use Cases

Sean Ryan April 9, 2020
Last week, Forrester published its latest overview of the privileged identity management (PIM) market, which can be found here. In it, we provide an overview of the 17 leading PIM vendors and categorized each vendor as either a PIM specialist or PIM suite provider , along with a market segmentation based on geography and annual […]
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A Spike In Home Workers Raises MFA Resilience Questions

Sean Ryan March 17, 2020
Building a parallel VPN entry point or swapping MFA vendors is costly. Plus, there is the increased risk of expired tokens, user confusion, and system upkeep. In short, these challenges are daunting to implement and introduce new challenges. Take these four steps to develop an MFA resilience plan.
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Passwords Belong In Time Capsules, Not IT Ecosystems

Sean Ryan March 5, 2020
Threats from ever savvier cybercriminals demand better, more comprehensive responses.
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Rock ‘N’ Role — The Art Of Managing Employee Roles And Access For Dynamic Business Models

Sean Ryan February 13, 2020
Access control in the era of dynamic business is a growing challenge for security pros. Learn about the new scenarios that need to be addressed and the solutions available to S&R pros today.
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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Or Multifactor Authentication (MFA)? That Is The Question

Sean Ryan October 29, 2019
We, as security practitioners, need to be mindful about what we mean when we say “2FA” or “MFA.” These terms are often used interchangeably. The confusion is understandable, since 2FA is a subset of MFA. However, just like Halloween candy, MFA (including 2FA) comes in many flavors. Let’s unpack these terms and consider the various […]
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Meet Your New Identity And Access Management Research Analyst

Sean Ryan October 8, 2019
As of September, I’m the new identity and access management (IAM) analyst on Forrester’s security and risk research team. I am grateful to have joined a very talented group of analysts at a company that is fun, intellectually stimulating, and committed to high-quality, objective research. In my role, I will be taking over some of […]
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