Ant Allan is a Vice President Analyst in Gartner Research. He is a core member of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) research community and the IT Leaders' IAM practice. Mr. Allan specializes in user authentication and other identity corroboration technologies, along with supporting processes, policies and best practices.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. 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 information security policy and technologies for financial systems, after short stints in application development and information technology training.
Software (Europe) Ltd. (Now Selenity)
GA Life (Now Part of Aviva)
Senior Information Security Analyst
Identity and Access Management and Fraud Detection
Ph.D., Theoretical Particle Physics, University of Durham, U.K.
B.Sc., Physics, With Honors, University of Durham, U.K.
1User authentication strategy and planning
2User authentication technology selection and implementation
3User authentication policies, standards and guidelines, especially password policy, standards and guidelines
4The intersection of user authentication with other identity corroboration technologies (identity proofing, fraud detection/prevention)
5The intersection of user authentication with access management and privileged access management