The FIDO Alliance has unveiled the speaker lineup for its upcoming Virtual Authenticate Summit. The next iteration of the quarterly series – titled “The Imperative for Strong Authentication for Government Services” – will focus on government applications of FIDO technology, and is scheduled to run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT on September 23.
Those who decide to attend will be treated to keynote presentations from Akamai, Yubico, the IRS, and the FIDO Alliance. Akamai CTO Patrick Sullivan will specifically be discussing the FIDO2 authentication protocol, while Yubico Solutions Engineering Manager Jeff Frederick will be sharing tips for federal workforces that want to update their internal authentication practices for their employees. Finally, the IRS will be explaining how it uses digital identity technology to verify people’s identities in non-digital situations.
In addition to those keynotes, the Virtual Summit will feature NHS and GSA case studies and discussions about authentication policy and best practices. Those talks will cover both employee and public-facing applications, with the latter showing governments how modern authentication technology can be used to deliver better services to their constituents.
“Government agencies around the world are rolling out more robust digital services for employees and citizens — and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated this imperative,” said FIDO Executive Director and CMO Andrew Shikiar. “Global standards and best practices are key to success in this digital transformation of e-government services — particularly in the areas of strong user authentication and identity verification. We’ve been happy to see the growing trend of governments referencing and leveraging FIDO’s outputs and look forward to sharing their insights with the broader Authenticate community.”
Registration for the Virtual Summit is free for those interested in attending. Akamai and Yubico will act as Signature sponsors for the event.
In the meantime, the Alliance is still moving forward with its plans for its first in-person Authenticate event. The organization has now released the agenda and the list of keynote speakers for the conference, which will take place in Seattle in October.