Panel on Cybersecurity: New FIDO standard for passwordless authentication

September 1, 2020

6:00 pm



7:30 pm


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Panel: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
QA: 7:00-7:30 pm

Format: Moderated Panel Presentation

Fast Identity Online (FIDO) specifications support multifactor authentication (MFA) and public key cryptography. Unlike password databases, FIDO stores personally identifying information (PII), such as biometric authentication data, locally on the user's device to protect it. FIDO's local storage of biometrics and other personal identification is intended to ease user concerns about personal data stored on an external server in the cloud. By abstracting the protocol implementation with application programming interfaces (APIs), FIDO also reduces the work required for developers to create secure logins for mobile clients running different operating systems (OSes) on different types of hardware.

The FIDO Alliance was founded as the result and went public in February 2013. Since that time, many companies become members, including Google, Microsoft, ARM, Bank of America, Master Card, Visa, Microsoft, Samsung, LG, Dell and RSA. Today, FIDO authentication is guided by three mandates: ease of use, standardization and privacy/security.

Cristina Dolan (Moderator), Founder and CEO, insideCHAINS

InsideCHAINS works with organizations to get beyond the hype to create solutions and new business models with unique value propositions by utilizing a blockchain layer for trust. Cristina co-founded, which grew to be the tenth largest ISP after a successful IPO. Cristina held executive roles at IBM & Oracle where she led sales, business development, and product marketing and won numerous leadership and sales awards. She was a senior executive in lead technology roles several Hearst & ABC/Disney Internet properties. Cristina has been an investor and adviser to several start-ups and MIT spin-outs and was a Rudyard Partners General Partner.

Patrick Kelley, Founder and CTO, Critical Path Security

Patrick Kelley is the founder of Léargas Security and Critical Path Security. He and his team are the inventors of the first converged SIEM platform, which has patents pending for preventing mass casualty events with predictive data models. He has over 25 years in the Information Technology industry with an emphasis on Information Security and Network Forensics. He has spoken on panels with members from the FBI, CIA, and NSA. He is an ongoing CyberSecurity Expert for NBC News, as well as a guest lecturer for Georgia State University in regards to their Cyber Security Masters Program.

Debbie Reynolds, Founder, CEO and Chief Data Privacy Officer, Debbie Reynolds Consulting, LLC

Debbie Reynolds, “The Data Diva,” is a world-renowned technologist, thought-leader, and advisor to Multinational Corporations for handling global data privacy, cyber data breach response, and complex cross-functional data-driven projects. Ms. Reynolds is an internationally published author, highly sought speaker, and top media presence about global data privacy, data protection, and technology issues. Ms. Reynolds has also been recognized as a Technology Visionary and as a top leader in the Data Privacy industry worldwide.

Chris Roberts, vCISO, Advisor, Researcher, Hacker

Chris is currently serving as a vCISO or advisor for a number of entities and organizations around the globe.  His most recent projects are focused within the deception, identity, cryptography, Artificial Intelligence, and services space. Over the years, he's founded or worked with a number of organizations specializing in OSINT/SIGING/HUMINT research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, and deception technologies. These days he’s working on spreading the risk, maturity, collaboration and communication word across the industry. (Likely while coding his EEG driven digital clone that’s monitoring his tea and biscuit consumption!)

Dorothy Hill, Advisor, Global Consulting Group

Strategy & Technology advisor for Compliance (AML/BSA, SARs, KYC), Financial Crimes/Money Laundering/related Investigations (including Federal RICO), Anti-Fraud/Anti-Collusion/Antitrust, Law Enforcement Technology, Cybersecurity, AI, Machine Learning & Data. Regulatory expertise in NYS DFS Part 500 (Cybersecurity), NIST, GDPR, CA Data Privacy & BCBS 239. Board Member & Director of Speaker Series, Dartmouth Club of NYC (June 2018 to present).

Peter Kolarov, CEO, Crayonic

Peter spent the past 15 years architecting, developing and selling award winning electronic signature and IAM solutions to global customers in finance. Four years ago,  Peter founded cybersecurity startup Crayonic to deliver decentralised identity solution for all digital transactions with special focus on highly usable yet hyper secure passwordless authentication and decentralized identity proofing. He has sold his first US based high-tech startup in 2001, and to this date is still inventing and developing new products and ventures. Peter holds an electrical engineering degree from University of Nevada, Reno and presents on topics of decentralized identity, trust and eIDAS compliance.

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