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Identity and Authentication — The Road Ahead

November 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance, FIDO Alliance, and the Better Identity Coalition

In Person (Washington, D.C.) – November 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

Last year, 16.7 million Americans were victims of identity fraud; $16.8 billion was lost to this fraud, as we saw a 389 percent increase in the number of records containing identity information that was breached.

Identity information isn’t just what’s being stolen; identity itself provided the attack vector in 81 percent of these breaches, with the bulk of them seeing attackers exploit weak or stolen passwords to access systems and steal data. Embracing high-assurance authentication and identity tools is essential to stopping breaches and improving the nation’s cybersecurity posture.

On Friday, Nov. 2 – the “33rd day of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month” – the FIDO Alliance, the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Better Identity Coalition will come together to hold a policy forum hosted by Venable LLP. Participants will examine the importance of better identity and authentication to cybersecurity and discuss the roles government and industry should play to improve the state of identity security in 2019.

Topics will include:

  • Improving Security and Enabling Innovation in Financial Services and FinTech
  • FIDO and the New Web Authentication Standard: Driving the Post-Password World
  • Better Identity in America
  • Identity and Authentication in the .gov
  • Privacy: Identity and Authentication as a Key Enabler


November 2, 2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm