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Former CSO of Microsoft and Former Cyber Security Advisor to Presidents Bush, Obama Looks Forward to Killing Passwords and Stronger Security with SAASPASS

06/24/2015 | 09:00pm EDT

Howard A. Schmidt Promotes Killing Passwords with Strong, Secure and Seamless Sign-in via SAASPASS

SAASPASS Inc., innovator of scan and proximity based sign-in, for seamless strong security, today announced the appointment of Howard Schmidt as their Chairman of the Board. Schmidt is former cyber security advisor to Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama, as well as having served as the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft and eBay. As Chairman, Schmidt will help SAASPASS become the strong security standard in seamless sign-in.

“The single biggest source of system breaches trace back to compromised credentials and the weak link of username/passwords that are currently in use today,” said Schmidt. “The easiest way to thwart more than 90% of system breaches is to move to stronger authentication for all users, and SAASPASS provides the easiest and most seamless way to do so that I’ve yet seen, effectively killing the static password."

"Schmidt has been known for his visionary opinions, advocating for a better framework for trust and identity, years before it was acknowledged by the market as a need," said Sal Karatas, CEO of SAASPASS. “As the world becomes ever more connected, with billions of IoT devices being added on top of websites and other online services that all need authentication, stronger security will be critical. SAASPASS provides seamless authentication that is inherently dynamic 2-Factor Authentication, on logins not only for websites, but also for devices such as doorlocks, PCs, Macs, allowing integration of all of them into on premise or in the cloud Active Directories.”

About Howard A. Schmidt

Howard A. Schmidt has had over 40 years of public and private sector service in the security space. He’s served as Special Adviser on Cyberspace Security for the White House under President Bush, as well as Special Assistant to President Obama, where he was also National Cyber Security Co-ordinator. Outside the White House, Howard served as Chief Security Officer for Microsoft and eBay. Before Microsoft, Mr. Schmidt was a supervisory special agent and director of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), Computer Forensic Lab and Computer Crime and Information Warfare Division. While there, he established the first dedicated computer forensic lab in the government. Before AFOSI, Mr. Schmidt was with the FBI at the National Drug Intelligence Center, where he headed the Computer Exploitation Team. He is recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of computer forensics and computer evidence collection.

About SAASPASS

With more than a thousand registered companies, ranging from small businesses to multinationals, SAASPASS is fast becoming a preferred choice for Secure Sign-in and 2FA in one. It allows security managers to strengthen the network security effectively, removing static credentials from network infrastructure, while ensuring greater compliance with external regulations and guidelines such as HIPAA and FFIEC. http://www.saaspass.com


© Business Wire 2015
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