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Identity, Authentication & the Road Ahead

January 25 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm EST

2023 demonstrated that we still have a lot of work to do when it comes to protecting Americans from identity theft and identity-related cybercrime. The GAO and FinCEN together documented more than $300 billion in identity-related cybercrime, DHS’ Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) outlined how weaknesses in legacy authentication tools enabled adversaries to launch a wave of high-profile attacks, and millions of Americans struggled to recover from identity theft. Meanwhile, the introduction of new tools powered by biometrics and AI to help block attacks also raised concerns about equity and bias, and in the physical world, many Americans still struggle to get foundational credentials that they need to prove who they are. As 2024 kicks off, these issues will all continue to be front and center.  

9AM – 5PM Thursday, Jan 25 | Venable’s Civiletti Center | Washington, DC (with reception to follow)

On Thursday, January 25th in Washington DC, the Better Identity Coalition, FIDO Alliance, and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) will once again join forces to present a full-day policy forum looking at “Identity, Authentication and the Road Ahead.” The event will feature a number of notable sessions and discussions, including:

  • Release of the ITRC’s Annual Data Breach Report
  • Release of “Better Identity at Five Years:  An Updated Blueprint for Policymakers” by the Better Identity Coalition – including a report card on how well policymakers have done in implementing the recommendations from the Coalition’s original policy blueprint
  • An update on passkeys and ways that the acceleration of FIDO authentication is finally enabling people to kill the password
  • The impact of AI-powered emerging threats to the identity ecosystem – and what tools can be used to defend against them
  • The need to make stolen personal data less valuable, by building solutions that put less emphasis on “something you know”