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Karim Toubba appointed as LastPass CEO

LastPass announced that Karim Toubba has joined the company as its chief executive officer.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2022
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The cloud security veteran is set to lead LastPass as it separates from GoTo, formerly LogMeIn, and increases investment to create an even more seamless user experience, modernise go-to-market functions, and continue to build industry leading password and identity management solutions for the company’s customers.

Toubba succeeds LastPass’ interim-CEO, Mike Kohlsdorf, who will continue to lead GoTo as CEO.

This is a transformational moment for LastPass, and we are thrilled to bring Karim on board to lead the next chapter of LastPass,” Kohlsdorf said.

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“He [Toubba] brings the right blend of security, innovation and leadership experience to lead LastPass – addressing the needs of our customers, all while ensuring we continue to grow rapidly and evolve our product offerings,” Kohlsdorf added.

Andrew Kowal, partner at Francisco Partners, has welcomed Karim as the new CEO during this significant phase at LastPass.

There is a critical need in the market for secure identity verification and LastPass is poised to deliver strategic value against a vast growth opportunity,” Kowal said.

Toubba, who served as CEO of Kenna Security, which was acquired by Cisco in July of 2021, brings over 25 years of security leadership and executive management in technology companies to his new role.

“I’m excited to join LastPass due to the incredible opportunity to make an impact in identity management, which is one of the largest and most important segments within cyber security – one that is a critical first step in how users experience online services but that is often at the forefront of cyber attacks, Toubba added.

Under Toubba's leadership, Kenna Security leveraged machine learning and data science to disrupt a stagnant market and create a new category of risk-based vulnerability management (RBVM). He most recently served at Cisco, overseeing the Kenna Security integration, and previously led product and strategy for the security business unit at Juniper Networks.

LastPass is already the leader in the password management category but now we have an opportunity to further innovate and deliver additional value for our 100,000 business customers and more than 33 million registered users worldwide, Toubba concluded.

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