Beyond Passwords: Multi-Factor Authentication, Biometrics and More
Do you hate passwords? You’re not alone. Even the best passwords can be stolen or guessed. Today, multifactor authentication (MFA) is a must—but hackers have honed techniques for bypassing common MFA tools. In this practical presentation, we’ll discuss:
• How hackers bypass authentication
• Critical MFA configuration changes that can thwart hackers
• Password managers – how hackers target them, and you can protect them
• Biometric authentication options, including facial recognition, palm prints and more
• Single-sign-on and other enterprise tools to streamline authentication
• Identity and access management
Learn how you can reduce risk and frustration in this fast-paced talk.
Chief Executive Officer
Sherri Davidoff is the CEO of LMG Security and the author of three books, including “Ransomware and Cyber Extortion” and “Data Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity.” As a recognized expert in cybersecurity, she has been called a “security badass” by the New York Times. Sherri is a regular instructor at the renowned Black Hat trainings and a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School. She is also the co-author of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace (Prentice Hall, 2012), and has been featured as the protagonist in the book, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien.” Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN) and received her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Director of Training and Response
Matt Durrin is the Director of Training and Research at LMG Security and a Senior Consultant with the organization. He is an instructor at the international Black Hat USA conference, where he has taught classes on ransomware and data breaches. Matt has conducted cybersecurity seminars, tabletop exercises and classes for thousands of attendees in all sectors, including banking, retail, healthcare, government, and more. He is also the co-author of a new book, Ransomware and Cyber Extortion: Response and Prevention. A seasoned cybersecurity and IT professional, Matt specializes in ransomware response and research, as well as deployment of proactive cybersecurity solutions. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Montana, and his malware research has been featured on NBC Nightly News.