September 23 event features executives from Akamai, GSA, IRS, NHS, OneSpan, Yubico and more

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, AUGUST 31, 2021 — The FIDO Alliance has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for its next Virtual Authenticate Summit, “The Imperative for Strong Authentication for Government Services,” taking place September 23, 2021 from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm EDT. Authenticate Virtual Summits are a quarterly series of virtual seminars that delve into the FIDO approach to modern user authentication across various markets and geographies.

Register for free and view the agenda on the Authenticate Virtual Summit event page.

“Government agencies around the world are rolling out more robust digital services for employees and citizens — and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated this imperative,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of the FIDO Alliance. “Global standards and best practices are key to success in this digital transformation of e-government services — particularly in the areas of strong user authentication and identity verification. We’ve been happy to see the growing trend of governments referencing and leveraging FIDO’s outputs and look forward to sharing their insights with the broader Authenticate community.”

This government-focused Authenticate Virtual Summit brings together leaders from the public and private sector to examine strong authentication for government services, including considerations for implementing modern authentication systems for e-citizen services and remote government workforces, government agency case studies, the intersection with global policy and more.

This Authenticate Virtual Summit agenda includes:

  • Keynotes from Akamai, FIDO Alliance, IRS, and Yubico
  • A look at how the IRS is leveraging new digital identity proofing procedures for non-digital authentication
  • Case studies from GSA and NHS on how they are leveraging FIDO to streamline and secure logins
  • Discussions on the state of strong authentication in government and how policies and directives are changing how governments authenticate
  • Considerations and best practices for optimizing the strong authentication for government experience 

Akamai and Yubico are Signature sponsors for this Authenticate Virtual Summit. To participate as a sponsor, visit

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About the FIDO Alliance

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance,, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of authentication with standards for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. FIDO Authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.

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