SIM Swap and Mobile Authentication Challenges: Protect Against Account Takeovers

Presented by

Hormazd Romer, VP of Product Marketing, Yubico

About this talk

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 was founded in 2007 with the mission to make secure login easy and available for everyone. In close collaboration with leading internet companies and thought leaders, Yubico co-created the FIDO U2F and FIDO2/WebAuthn open authentication standards, which have been adopted in major online platforms and browsers, enabling two-factor, multi-factor, and passwordless login and a safer internet for billions of people.