The event will gather industry leaders, cybersecurity experts, and government representatives across the region to explore the latest developments in authentication technologies.
Singapore, June 26, 2023 — The FIDO Alliance announced today its first-ever FIDO APAC Summit 2023, the premier event dedicated to advancing and promoting phishing-resistant FIDO authentication in the region. The summit, co-hosted by Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications, will take place in Vinpearl Nha Trang, Vietnam, on August 28 – 30, 2023.
For more information and to register your interest in the summit, please visit the website here.
The cybersecurity landscape in Asia-Pacific has undergone significant growth and transformation in recent years, driven by the rapid digitalization, increased internet penetration, and the rapid adoption of advanced technologies such as cloud computing, AI, and the Internet of Things (IoT). As businesses and governments become more reliant on digital infrastructure, cyber threats have grown increasingly sophisticated and widespread, resulting in a surge in prominent cyberattacks and data breaches. With Asia-Pacific accounting for 31% of all incidents globally in 2022, there is a crucial need for more robust authentication methods — and there is no better time than now for organizations to take the necessary steps forward.
The theme for this year’s event is “Connecting for a Safer Digital Future” which aims to highlight the importance of secure, phishing-resistant authentication methods, specifically focusing on FIDO standards and passkeys. The summit will bring together various industry leaders, cybersecurity experts, and government representatives from the region to discuss the latest developments and share best practices and success stories. Attendees can expect insightful keynote presentations, engaging panel discussions, comprehensive technical workshops, and ample networking opportunities.
“The FIDO Alliance is excited to host its first Asia-Pacific Summit 2023 in Vietnam. Around the globe, we are witnessing an increasing number of cyberattacks and scams stemming from weak or stolen credentials — and this is no different in the APAC region. Fortunately, there has been a steady momentum toward adopting passkeys based on phishing-resistant, FIDO authentication by organizations here to combat these threats,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. “Through this summit, we hope to facilitate knowledge sharing in the various areas of authentication, and we encourage anyone interested to learn more to join us.”
Deputy Minister of Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications, Nguyen Huy Dung, said, “We are delighted to take part in organizing this event.” He emphasized, “We fully endorse the adoption of passwordless authentication technology to secure Vietnam’s digital economy.” He continued, “Our aspiration is to foster connections and collaborations with the FIDO Alliance and other APAC region countries for a safer digital future.”
The conference will feature more than 25 VIP guests and speakers from the APAC region, with over 300 attendees expected. Key summit speakers this year include member companies from the FIDO Alliance, such as VinCSS, Google, Mastercard, Samsung Electronics, NTT Docomo, SK Telecom, SecureMetric, AirCuve, ETDA and Thales, among many others.
Registrations are now open to the public. While the event is offered free of charge, all delegates are required to book a minimum of three nights at the event venue, Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang. For more information and to register your interest in the summit, please visit the website here.
About the FIDO Alliance
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, www.fidoalliance.org, 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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