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Ant Allan
Ant Allan
Research VP
Lincoln United Kingdom
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Years of Experience
14 years at Gartner
30 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Security & Privacy

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Roles and Responsibilities
Ant Allan, Ph.D., is a Research Vice President in Gartner Research. He is a core member of the identity and access management (IAM) research community and specializes in IAM program management and in identity assurance technologies, processes, policies and best practices.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Ant Allan worked for two years as a product manager for security software products with a U.K. distributor. Before that, he worked for seven years in information security management for GA Life, focusing on IBM OS/390 RACF and information security policy, after short stints in application development and information technology training.
Professional Background
Software (Europe) Ltd., Technical Consultant, 2 years
GA Life (now part of Aviva), Senior Information Security Analyst, 12 years
Ph.D., Theoretical Particle Physics, University of Durham, U.K.
B.Sc., with honors, Physics, University of Durham, U.K.

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Four Kinds of Password Management 11-Sep-2014 Neil Wynne, Ant Allan, Felix Gaehtgens
Toolkit: Basic Password Policy, Update 01-Sep-2014 Ant Allan
What You Must Know About Identity and Access Management in 100 Tweets 15-Jul-2014 Felix Gaehtgens, Ant Allan
Take a People-Centric Approach to Simplify Identity and Access Management 02-Jul-2014 Ant Allan, Tom Scholtz
Best Practices for Managing Passwords: End-User Policies Must Balance Risk, Compliance and Usability Needs; Update 30-Jun-2014 Ant Allan