The dark side of mobile authentication

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Shamalee Deshpande, Senior Product Marketing Director, Yubico

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Unraveling the risk and cost of legacy MFA Modern cyber threats are increasing in scale so ensuring strong security for access to enterprise applications and services is a critical need across all industries. Also highlighted by many recent high profile attacks and the subsequent evolving regulatory landscape toward phishing-resistant authentication. Many organizations are now moving away from user name and passwords to multi-factor authentication (MFA), but not all forms of MFA are created equal. Organizations adopting mobile-based MFA such as SMS, OTP and push notification apps are leaving themselves open to attack while also increasing their operating expenditures. In this session, we will unravel the dark side of mobile authentication. Attendees will learn: - The top 5 mobile authentication misconceptions - How modern phishing defeats basic MFA - Why and how the YubiKey stops phishing attacks and account takeovers - Best practices to get started with phishing-resistant MFA
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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: www.yubico.com.