OneSpan CEO on Joining Identity Verification and e-Signature

Matt Moynahan Shares Why Firms Want Identity Protection That's Holistic Yet Hidden
Matt Moynahan, CEO, OneSpan (Image: OneSpan)

Bringing OneSpan's identity verification and e-signature businesses together in the cloud will allow the company to secure the whole customer transaction life cycle, says CEO Matt Moynahan.

Customers want security capability that is seamlessly integrated and interwoven across their entire workflow but at the same time remains hidden so the user experience isn't disrupted, Moynahan says. Yet at the same time, companies onboarding a new user or device face a variety of threats from hackers and infrastructure compromise to "know your customer" regulations, according to Moynahan (see: Going Beyond a 'Walled-Garden' Approach).

"All companies want to onboard customers," Moynahan says. "In order for them to grow, they're going online with more complex digital products. Those products are increasingly expected to be online by consumers. But there's a lot of regulatory and security threats when you're onboarding an unknown entity to a company."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Moynahan also discusses:

  • How Web3 and the metaverse affect identity verification;
  • How customers are using the new OneSpan Virtual Room;
  • Key leadership hires in his first year as OneSpan's CEO.

Before OneSpan, Moynahan most recently served as CEO at Forcepoint for nearly five years, transforming the company’s offerings from predominantly on-premises to a cloud-consumption model and driving record new business growth prior to the company's acquisition by Francisco Partners in January 2021. Prior to Forcepoint, Moynahan served as president at Arbor Networks, where he was responsible for building one of the world’s largest commercial cloud DDoS platforms and network-based advanced threat protection systems. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Veracode, a SaaS pioneer of cloud-based software security testing platforms. He also served as vice president and general manager of Symantec's consumer division, responsible for serving hundreds of millions of clients while delivering a superior end-user experience.

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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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