Governance , Identity Governance & Administration

Identity Management: More Devices, Greater Complexity

From Passwords to Single Sign-On: LastPass's Barry McMahon on Top Challenges
Barry McMahon, senior international product marketing manager, LastPass

Employees view the ability to bring their own devices into their workplace life as a prerequisite for any job, which complicates organizations' identity management and cybersecurity efforts, says Barry McMahon of LastPass.

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Organizations must ensure that employees can be quickly authenticated across a wide variety of devices and applications, he says.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Cybersecurity Summit in London, McMahon discusses:

  • Top identity management challenges facing organizations and IT managers;
  • Password hygiene;
  • Multifactor authentication and single sign-on.

McMahon is senior international product marketing manager for identity and access management at LastPass. He previously worked as a senior commercial and marketing manager at BT Ireland, radio engineer for Anglo Irish Engineering Projects and electro-mechanical engineer at Bowe Systec.


About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.




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