I’m excited to announce that Troy Hunt will be joining the 1Password advisory board. He’ll be helping us support businesses that have been affected by data breaches and continue our work building the world’s most trusted password manager.
A natural next step
Many of you will already be familiar with Troy and his work: he’s a key voice in the security industry and the founder of Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), a free service that allows anyone to check if their accounts have been compromised in a data breach.
We’ve been collaborating for a number of years already and this feels like the natural progression of our existing partnership. Troy’s been writing about 1Password since 2011 and has already introduced millions of people to better password security.
In 2018, we partnered with Troy to bring the power of HIBP to Watchtower. For the first time ever, this meant people had both the knowledge of being affected by a data breach and the tools they needed to protect themselves. Over the last two years, we’ve worked closely with Troy to build on this foundation, and he’s continued to be an incredible advocate for 1Password and the importance of safer online security habits. Troy has even testified before the U.S. Congress on the impact of security breaches.
Our latest joint effort is a series of education and training materials for security professionals covering all kinds of topics, from phishing and artificial intelligence to shadow IT and the downfall of on-prem security.
We’re thrilled to have Troy joining us in a more official capacity, helping to guide 1Password’s efforts as we continue to grow and support more customers and businesses.
Troy will be helping us monitor industry trends and developments to provide insight into future 1Password plans and partnerships.
“1Password has been a part of my family for years so the announcement today comes with much excitement. I’ll be devoting a slice of my time to help the company build even better products and services in an era when password management has never been more important.”
– Troy Hunt
We’ll be working together to increase public awareness, helping businesses understand the impact of data breaches and the benefits of a robust password management system. We’ll also be developing resources and standards that will help us determine effective next steps for business affected by data breaches.
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