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Cybersecurity Policy Forum – Washington, DC

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

Identity and Authentication: The Road AheadPresented by: FIDO Alliance, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and the Better Identity Coalition

Last year, 16.7 million Americans were victims of identity fraud; $16.8 billion was lost to this fraud as we saw a 389% 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% of these breaches – with the bulk of them seeing attackers exploit weak or stolen passwords to access systems and steal data. Embracing high-assurance strong authentication and identity tools is essential to stopping breaches and improving the nation’s cybersecurity posture.

On Friday, November 2 (the “33rd day of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month) the FIDO Alliance, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), 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

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr. Don Rucker, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS
Naomi Lefkovitz, Senior Privacy Advisor, NIST
Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance
Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC
Jim Routh, Chief Security Officer, Aetna

The event is free to attend, but registration is required.

Event Venue:
The Civiletti Conference Center – Venable, LLP
600 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010


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