Modernizing Authentication Across Federal Government

Presented by

COL Silas Calhoun, Adam Zeimet, Christine Owen, Jeff Phillips, Moderator: Dave Nyczepir

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With NIST 800-63 Digital Identity Guideline guidance on Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) expected in 2022, Federal agencies need to start thinking about modernizing authentication across internal and external applications and infrastructures today. Relying on username and password or mobile-based authentication for use cases such as cloud, citizen-facing digital services, and areas where Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Common Access Card (CAC) aren’t suitable or eligible, is much too risky. Additionally, NIST requires that multi-factor authentication be ‘verifier impersonation-resistant’. Outside of traditional Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), FIDO U2F and its password-less evolution, FIDO2, are the only authentication standards that can securely augment the PIV and CAC while meeting NIST guidelines. But what can agencies expect when implementing FIDO-based modern authentication? Join this webinar to hear discussion on the challenges of introducing FIDO into the Government, and best practices for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) driven tracking and lifecycle management of FIDO tokens such as hardware security keys. Confidentiality and Data Processing: The information you provide in this form will be held in confidence by Yubico, Inc. and its Affiliates. Any personal information submitted in this form will be used by Yubico, Inc. and its Affiliates, for their performance of this webinar, and as such, you agree to being contacted and receiving relevant marketing materials. “Affiliate” means an entity that, directly or indirectly, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with Yubico, Inc.

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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.