Blockchain & Cryptocurrency , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Can Blockchain Improve Identity and Access Management?

Ian Yip of McAfee Says Technology Holds Promise
Ian Yip, CTO, Asia Pacific, McAfee

Blockchain has potential for identity-based applications, but there are many aspects of identity and access management that a blockchain alone doesn't solve, says Ian Yip of McAfee.

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In this video interview at the recent RSA APJ 2018 conference in Singapore, Yip discusses:

  • Why some experts believe blockchain technology could be a game changer in identity and access management;
  • How blockchain technology might approach security risks around identity and access management;
  • If viable blockchain-enabled identity and access and management technologies will emerge in the next few years.

Yip is McAfee's CTO for Asia Pacific. He previous was a director for cyber security at EY, security business lead for CA Technologies and product and business manager in Asia Pacific for NetIQ.


About the Author

Jeremy Kirk

Jeremy Kirk

Managing Editor, Security and Technology, ISMG

Kirk is a veteran journalist who has reported from more than a dozen countries. Based in Sydney, he is Managing Editor for Security and Technology for Information Security Media Group. Prior to ISMG, he worked from London and Sydney covering computer security and privacy for International Data Group. Further back, he covered military affairs from Seoul, South Korea, and general assignment news for his hometown paper in Illinois.




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