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Video: Authenticate 2020: Street Cred – Increasing Trust in Passwordless Authentication
Speakers: J. Wolfgang Goerlich
Speaker: J. Wolfgang Goerlich, Duo Security
Good security gets out of the way of users while getting in the way of adversaries. Passwords fail on both accounts. Users feel the pain of adhering to complex password policies. Adversaries simply copy, break, or brute-force their way in. Why, then, have we spent decades with passwords as the primary factor for authentication?
This session describes how to increase trust in passwordless authentication. What holds us back from getting rid of passwords? We’ll share use cases and lessons from early adopters. We won’t undo forty years of authentication in forty minutes. But we will share a path forward.