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Authentication: It Is All About the User Experience

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM EDT (2019-06-13 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Matt Bromiley, Hormazd Romer


  • Yubico, Inc.

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Authentication, including passwords, remains a weak link for enterprise security, despite many attempts to improve or strengthen it. Because people must authenticate themselves, effective authentication depends heavily on users, whose experience and willingness to comply often compromise security. This SANS webcast and associated new paper looks at the current state of authentication and ways to deploy a better process.

SANS senior instructor Matt Bromiley, with insights from Yubico's Hormazd Romer, will talk about the challenges with passwords, existing authentication technologies and recent developments to improve authentication. The role of industry standards, including WebAuthn, will be addressed, along with specific recommendations to implement strong authentication that protects the organization and benefit your users.

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Speaker Bios

Matt Bromiley

Matt Bromiley is a SANS digital forensics and incident response (IR) instructor, teaching FOR508 Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics and SANS FOR572 Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response. He is also an IR consultant at a global IR and forensic analysis company, combining experience in digital forensics, log analytics, and incident response and management. His skills include disk, database, memory and network forensics; incident management; threat intelligence and network security monitoring. Matt has worked with organizations of all shapes and sizes, from multinational conglomerates to small, regional shops. He is passionate about learning, teaching and working on open source tools.

Hormazd Romer

Hormazd Romer is the VP of Product Marketing at Yubico and brings a wealth of enterprise expertise with a focus on security solutions. He has been a frequent speaker at industry events, tradeshows, and webinars, and is often cited in the press for his insights on the latest trends in enterprise security. Hormazd has played a key role in bringing leading security solutions to market, which included growing the Oracle Identity Management business from early start to industry leader, and managing Symantec’s $1B enterprise infrastructure security product portfolio.

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