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FIDO Alliance announces industry event to modernize authentication

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The FIDO Alliance is organizing an industry event focused on strategies and solutions for modern authentication in accordance with FIDO standards, the consortium announced.

“Authenticate” will be a two-day conference sponsored by Google, Microsoft and Yubico as Signature Sponsors and will take place on June 2-3, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. The organization says it will be the first industry event of its kind.

“After years of increasingly severe data breaches and user login frustration, now is the time to end our dependence on passwords and embrace a new way to provide secure access to online services and applications,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of FIDO Alliance.

“Authenticate is singularly focused on authentication, providing the industry with a forum to delve more deeply into the FIDO approach, hear from real-world implementers, and come away with everything they need to start the journey towards simpler, stronger authentication for their own brands and services.”

The committee is looking for speakers who can deliver industry know-how and educational viewpoints for CISOs, security strategists, enterprise architects, product and business leaders to later implement modern authentication in their organizations. The deadline for proposal submission is November 1, 2019.

Some suggested topic areas are authentication trends and insights into passwords, one-time passcodes and push-based authentication, FIDO Authentication, risk-based authentication and behavioral biometrics, smart cards, single sign on, decentralized authentication, and authentication factors including biometrics, FIDO security keys, state of security and credential attacks, such as phishing, credential stuffing, password spraying, man-in-the-middle, presentation attack, and case studies and implementation strategy (global consumer/enterprise/government case studies, IAM integration, industry standards, certification programs, identity verification, and account enrollment and recovery).

Others include vertical trends and initiatives in IoT, payments, healthcare, government, blockchain, and Project Verify, Industry standards, regulatory impact on authentication, and technical and developer tutorials.

The FIDO Alliance announced this summer new standards and certification initiatives to boost IoT security and ID verification with biometrics and document authentication.

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