Example Track 1

Modern Authentication for Tomorrow’s Federal Workforce

Oct 05, 2021

9:35 AM - 9:55 AM

Jeff Frederick

Sr Solutions Engineer, Federal


With NIST 800-63 Digital Identity Guideline guidance on FIDO expected in 2022, federal agencies should start thinking about modernizing authentication across internal and external applications and infrastructures today.

Username and password, and mobile-based authentication are weak alternatives to the PIV and CAC, especially for growing use cases such as remote and hybrid workers, non PIV/CAC eligible workers, mobile/BYOAD users, and citizen-facing digital services. NIST requires that multi-factor authentication be 'verifier impersonation-resistant', and outside of traditional PKI, FIDO2 and FIDO U2F are the only authentication standards that can securely augment the PIV and CAC while meeting NIST guidelines.

Attend this session to learn how agencies can start modernizing today to meet the needs of federal authentication of tomorrow.

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