In the early 2000’s, Michael Barrett was President of the Liberty Alliance, an open-standards consortium focused on identity management which developed SAML 2.0. Later, Michael was the co-founder and first President of the FIDO Alliance, an open standards consortium reimagining authentication.
Michael was the first CISO for PayPal, for seven years. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring the security of PayPal’s hundreds of million accounts worldwide. Michael Barrett is the co-founder of the enterprise security company, Cequence Security. More recently, he’s been the CISO at Latch, and he’s currently Cybersecurity Advisor to Cyral. Only some of us can remember the days when if you wanted a book on security it had a colored cover, but Michael is one of them.