Alex Wilson | Director Solution Engineering - APJ

Alex Wilson, Director Solution Engineering - APJ, Yubico


Day 1 @ 11:30

Strong multi-factor authentication as the foundation for zero trust

Government agencies are facing increasing challenges as their expanded remote workforce becomes the new normal.In this environment, identity is the new perimeter and strong authentication forms the foundation for a zero trust architecture and is required to achieve Maturity Level 3 (Essential 8).Adopting a zero trust architecture is a journey not lightly taken, the use of strong authentication at the outset provides a number of benefits. However, if authentication is too difficult or cumbersome for employees to use, they will find workarounds leaving agencies vulnerable to phishing attacks and account takeovers.This session will examine some of the practicalities of:
  • The journey to implementing zero trust environment
  • The challenges associated with traditional authentication methods
  • Why not all MFA is created equal
  • The use cases for strong passwordless authentication

Day 1 @ 13:50

Roundtable 01: Why MFA makes good business sense before the breach happens.

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.Cyber threats are relentless and credential theft is on the increase. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the most effective controls government agencies can implement to limit the extent of phishing, MiTM attacks, malware, etc. Taking action now by implementing strong MFA not only protects your agency, but makes good business sense.Join this roundtable to discuss:
  • How agencies are addressing authentication challenges
  • The justification for implementing MFA
  • Integrating modern authentication with legacy systems
  • How to begin the journey for strong passwordless authentication
last published: 30/Jul/21 01:45 GMT

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