Identity and zero trust expert will provide technical strategy leadership and customer engagement support for sales organization

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 27, 2024 — 1Kosmos, the company that unifies identity proofing and passwordless authentication, today announced the appointment of Christine Owen as the company’s first Field CTO. In this newly created role, Christine will report to the company’s sales organization and provide technical leadership, strategy and customer engagement support. She joins 1Kosmos from Guidehouse, a leading global provider of technology and risk consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets.

“Christine is a proven identity and access management expert with years of experience working as a consultant on cybersecurity and zero trust projects in the public sector,” said Hemen Vimadalal, CEO of 1Kosmos. “She will provide strategic insight and support to help customers implement their zero trust security initiatives through identity verification and digital identity wallets using the 1Kosmos BlockID platform.”

Christine joined 1Kosmos from Guidehouse, a global technology and risk consulting services provider to the public sector and commercial markets, where she developed and managed cybersecurity, zero trust and IAM projects. She has more than 10 years of experience as an IAM and zero trust consultant in the public sector. Christine is a skilled technology leader with a deep background in both policy creation and operational procedures, Federal rules and regulations, and cybersecurity best practices.

“Achieving zero trust security begins and ends with an identity and access management infrastructure that goes beyond authentication and is based on digital identity verification,” said Christine Owen. “1Kosmos provides an end-to-end solution that combines identity-based authentication and passwordless to eliminate friction for users and enable zero trust controls that are phishing resistant. I look forward to helping customers implement the 1Kosmos platform and modernize their IAM systems for today’s security threats.”


About 1Kosmos

1Kosmos enables remote identity verification and passwordless multi-factor authentication for workers, customers and residents to securely transact with digital services. By unifying identity proofing, credential verification and strong authentication, the BlockID platform prevents identity impersonation, account takeover and fraud while delivering frictionless user experiences and preserving the privacy of users’ personal information. BlockID performs millions of authentications daily for government agencies and some of the largest banks, telecommunications, higher education and healthcare organizations in the world. The company is funded by Forgepoint Capital and Gula Tech Adventures with headquarters in East Brunswick, New Jersey. For more information, visitwww.1kosmos.comand follow us  on X and LinkedIn.

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