We are very excited to invite you to the second event of the Authentication and Identity Track. The first event took place a few months back with excellent feedback and clear indication that this was a topic of interest for the BayPay Community. For this reason, we are planning four quarterly events for 2014, with the first one taking place on March 6th.
Our panel will include key representatives of companies such as Symantec, Synaptics, NXP and Exponent. All of them deeply involved in great industry-wide initiatives, such as FIDO, OATH and NSTIC. The discussion will center on current and developing technologies and frameworks to authenticate customers - whether consumers or enterprise users - at the time a transaction takes place.
Biometrics, contextual information, hardware- and software-based tokens, adaptive security, device-based and cloud-based solutions, consumer experience and adoption… These are some of the topics that are likely to come up during our panel conversation.
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Trish's Comment: It has finally come time to hold the second event of the BayPay Forum Authentication and Identity Track.
Our panellists are well known authentication, security, privacy and identity professionals involved in some of the most exciting solutions - such as biometrics, H/W and S/W tokens, behavioral monitoring and industry initiatives - including FIDO, Open Authentication and NSTIC. Let me 'introduce' them to you (in alphabetical order):
- Don Malloy - Chairman of the Open Authentication (OATH) Initiative and Director of Business Development & Product Marketing at Direct RM.
- Don has been leading OATH (do not confuse with OAuth, which is Open Authorization) for many years, and has been instrumental in its expansion. OATH's vision calls for creation of a common, open standards-based authentication platform, where enterprises can authenticate all users, all devices, and all networks, all the time. Powerful industry names, such as Verisign, Gemalto, Active IDentity and Symantec are collaborating to make this vision a reality.
- Brad McGoran - Principal Engineer at Exponent.
Exponent was awarded one of the 2013 NSTIC Pilot Grants, and Brad is very involved in this project. The focus of their project is to issue secure, easy-to-use and privacy-enhancing credentials - called 'derived credentials' - to the Defense Department, among other participants. I am sure he will tell you all about it himself!
- Sami Nassar - VP & GM of Authentication at NXP and Member of FIDO Board of Directors
Sami's participation in this panel is exciting for three reasons: NXP relevance and growth in the authentication, identity and security space; the very recent joint announcement made by NXP / Nok Nok Labs at RSA about the FIDO Ready(TM) UAF equipped smart phone; Sami's participation in FIDO's Board of Director's since NXP joined in February of 2013
- Sebastien Taveau - Chief Evangelist at Synaptics and Board Member of The FIDO Alliance
First of all, what is not to love about somebody whose title include the words 'Chief Evangelist'? By the way, his title at PayPal (a few years back) was 'Astronomer / Principal'. Another great one!
In all seriousness, he is another great addition to our panel given his accomplishments in the field of commerce, payment and mobile security as Board Member of FIDO and during his tenure at Validity - he was part of the core team crafting the turnaround which resulted in the acquisition of Validity by Synaptics for a deal valued at $255M -, PayPal - helping build PayPal's foundation of mobile commerce and security - and QSecure.
At the beginning of the event, each of our guests will provide his view of the current state of the industry, how his work - and that of his company - fits within current trends, and his view of how the ecosystem will evolve in the next 3 to 5 years. This will help us all get some good insights into the industry and will set the stage for the Q&A session.
Some of the topics that will certainly come up during our conversation - and I am expecting some heated debate - may be:
- Where do you think the authentication and identity industry will be in 5 years? What role do you think your company will play? What about FIDO, OATH, NSTIC and other similar initiatives?
- How can we balance customer choice, convenience, security and privacy to ensure appropriate level of assurance for businesses and adoption by consumers?
- What are the true authentication requirements for payments and commerce?
- How can the new authentication technologies help us move from card present / card not present to consumer present / consumer not present?
- What are the pluses / minuses of biometrics vs. non-biometric approaches to authentication? What are the implication on privacy for each of these approaches?
- And many more!
So if these questions resonate with you and you are curious about the space, please, come an join us on March 6th!