Mike Malone


In his earlier work as a systems architect and CTO, Mike frequently built tools to work around long known limitations of computing. With Smallstep, Mike is applying his insights to the broader software ecosystem: rethinking the stack from first principles with modern software development objectives in mind.

Smallstep’s current focus is identity-based security: an approach that improves security and reduces overhead. By focusing on who is making a request- not where a request is coming from on a network- Smallstep makes it easy to use, build, and operate systems from any device, from anywhere, using familiar secure workflows.