Events , Identity & Access Management , RSA Conference

Rolling Out the Passwordless Future

1Password CEO Jeff Shiner Discusses When, Why and How to Adopt Passkeys
Jeff Shiner, CEO, 1Password

Humans continue to reuse simple passwords that criminals can access, and passwordless continues to be the way forward. Jeff Shiner, CEO of 1Password, said we're making progress toward the future of authentication - passkeys.

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The FIDO Alliance is making good progress at assembling the technologies required for the adoption of passkeys, and some companies, including 1PAssword, have already started using them, Shiner said. He said they are "better for security" and "easier for humans" than passwords, and in the business, they benefit customers as well as the sales and security departments.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Shiner also discusses:

  • The need to educate people about passkeys, why they should adopt them and, especially, why they are safe;
  • The factors to consider in deciding when to adopt passkeys;
  • The need to "be where the people are" because passwords and passkeys will be hybrid "for quite a while";

Since joining 1Password in 2012, Shiner has grown the company from 20 people to a 900-employee global organization with a $6.8 billion valuation. Prior to 1Password, he held leadership roles at IBM Canada and Rosetta and has a demonstrated history of growing technology companies. Shiner currently serves on the board of directors of GenomOncology and speaks at events such as Web Summit, Collision and the C100.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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