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The Push on Capitol Hill for Passwordless Authentication

Okta's Sean Frazier on Securing the Supply Chain, Software Development Life Cycle
Sean Frazier, federal chief security officer, Okta

Interest in passwordless authentication architecture continues to grow among U.S. government agencies and departments as they embrace more modern approaches to identity and access management, says Sean Frazier, federal chief security officer at Okta.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Frazier also discusses:

  • How to build security programs that reduce supply chain risk;
  • Challenges posed to federal agencies by patch management;
  • How to secure the software development life cycle.

Frazier has worked in cybersecurity in the public and private sector for over 20 years on projects for organizations that include the U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence community, Department of Homeland Security and Defense Information Systems Agency. He also has worked with numerous Fortune 500 customers on mobile security, cloud security and many other security initiatives.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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