SIM Swap and Mobile Authentication Challenges: Protect Against Account Takeovers

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Hormazd Romer, VP of Product Marketing, Yubico

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Account takeovers from SIM swap attacks that target taking over a mobile phone number are on the rise. Although multi-factor authentication (MFA) is recommended to provide strong authentication, not all MFA solutions are created equal. SMS and mobile-based authentication methods have been very common, but as recent news headlines have shown, are not very secure. Information security professionals should realize they can no longer rely on phone numbers as a secure method of strong authentication. In fact, NIST has deprecated the use of SMS authentication in their guidelines. Similarly other mobile based authentication methods can also be susceptible to phishing and man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks. Attend this webinar to learn: * The challenges with current phone-based authentication methods * The pros and cons of each authentication method * How FIDO2 and WebAuthn, the new authentication standards, enable strong, user-friendly authentication * Best practices for enterprise authentication

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Yubico, the inventor of the YubiKey, makes secure login easy and available for everyone. Since the company was founded in 2007, it has been a leader in setting global standards for secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, browsers, and internet accounts. Yubico is a creator and core contributor to the FIDO2, WebAuthn, and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) open authentication standards, and is a pioneer in delivering modern, hardware-based authentication security at scale. YubiKeys are the gold standard for phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication (MFA), enabling a single device to work across hundreds of consumer and enterprise applications and services. Yubico’s technology enables secure authentication, encryption, and code signing and is used and loved by many of the world’s largest organizations and millions of customers in more than 160 countries. Aligned with its mission of making the internet more secure for everyone, Yubico donates YubiKeys to organizations helping at-risk individuals through the philanthropic initiative, Secure it Forward. Yubico is privately held, with presence around the globe and offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Seattle, and Stockholm. For more information, please visit: