The FIDO Alliance has announced the speaker lineup for the first edition of the 2021 Authenticate Virtual Summit, taking place on Thursday, March 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT.
The event, titled “Modern Authentication for Financial Services”, will feature a number of speakers including executives from companies such as eBay, Google, Mastercard, JP Morgan, Chase, Visa, and Trusona. It will be highlighted by keynotes presented by Rachel Huber, Senior Analyst, Payments and John Buzzard, Lead Analyst, Fraud & Security, both of Javelin Research; David Henstock, Head of Identity & Authentication Products, Visa; and Arshad Noor, CTO, StrongKey.
Though remote authentication solutions have been growing steadily for several years now, the pace of this growth has increased dramatically over the past year due largely to the COVID-19 outbreak and the rise in online traffic that has resulted from the various stay-at-home and lockdown measures that have been put into place.
“Building off of the success of our Authenticate conference last year, we developed the Authenticate Virtual Summit Series to provide informative and interactive content on the role of modern authentication in organizations’ evolving digital transformation plans,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of the FIDO Alliance. “Payments, financial services and cryptocurrency are natural focus areas for our first Summit, as these are amongst the leading industries for adoption of modern authentication systems – an imperative that has only accelerated during COVID-19.”
According to a press release announcing the Authenticate Virtual Summit, speakers “will talk about the rapidly evolving security and usability measures being developed and deployed to safeguard financial service users by way of modern authentication.”
In addition to the keynote addresses, the agenda includes a panel discussion on Payments & the Future of Authentication, tips on how to users can secure their cryptocurrencies from Gemini, user authentication best practices, and details on how to leverage the FDX and FIDO protocols for securing data access and sharing.
For more information about the Authenticate Virtual Summit, to register for the event, and to see the full agenda, visit www.authenticatecon.com.