FIDO Alliance Workshop

  • TYPE: Workshop DATE: May 16, 2014 TIME: 9:00-16:00
Pre-Conference Events

Topics for this workshop include:

  • Why the FIDO Alliance?
  • FIDO & Federation — Better Together
  • Authentication meets Identification - FIDO and PKI
  • Demos of FIDO in action
  • Tutorial: The Universal Authentication (UAF) and The Universal 2nd Factor (U2F)

Spend a day with the FIDO Alliance and find out what the future of online authentication is going to look like. You will see and discuss hands-on demonstrations of FIDO Ready™ products. There will be separate sessions for the business and the technically inclined. Most important, there will be lots of opportunity to ask questions and talk to the people who know!

Who should attend?

  • Business personnel with responsibility for their organizations information security
  • Architects, engineers, technical planners involved in the development and/or deployment of authentication technologies

Session content

  • Morning sessions will give you a good overview of the FIDO Alliance, what it has been working on and the benefits of the FIDO approach
  • At Lunchtime, and during the breaks, you will have the opportunity to see FIDO Ready™ products and prototypes in action and to network with FIDO Alliance members
  • Afternoon sessions will include tutorials for the technical community, providing a good grounding on the FIDO standards, what they are, and how they work.

Key take aways

  • A good understanding of how FIDO will help address the the usability-security tradeoffs in authentication
  • An understanding of what your organization will need to do to take advantage of the FIDO Standards


FIDO Alliance Workshop Agenda

Friday, May 16, 2014
08:30 - 09:00 Registration, Coffee, Demos
09:00 - 09:30 Why the FIDO Alliance?
Michael Barrett, President, FIDO Alliance
09:30 - 10:15 FIDO 101
Rajiv Dholakia, VP Products & Business Development, Nok Nok Labs
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee
10:30 - 11:00 FIDO & Federation — Better Together
Dr. Paul Madsen, Senior Architect, Ping Identity
11:00 - 11:30 Authentication meets Identification - FIDO and PKI
Dr. Kim Nguyen, Managing Director, D-Trust
11:30 - 12:30 Q&A Panel: FIDO next steps
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch — and Demos of FIDO in action
13:30 - 14:30 Tutorial: The Universal Authentication (UAF)
Dr. Rolf Lindemann, Senior Director Products & Technology, Nok Nok Labs
14:30 - 15:30 Tutorial: The Universal 2nd Factor (U2F)
Dirk Balfanz, Software Engineer, Google
15:30 - 16:00 U2F code walk-through
Dirk Balfanz, Software Engineer, Google


Dirk Balfanz is a software engineer in Google's Security Team, focusing on user authentication. He is currently working on strengthening authentication on the Web through the use of public-key cryptography. In the past, Dirkworked...

Mr. Barrett was the Chief Information Security Officer for PayPal. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring the security of PayPal’s 130M active accounts worldwide. Prior to PayPal, Mr. Barrett was VP of security and utility strategy at American Express, where he helped define the...

Paul Madsen is a Principal Technical Architect within the Office of the CTO at Ping Identity. He has participated in various design, chairing, editing, and education roles for a number of identity standards, including OASIS SAML,  Simple Cloud Identity Management (SCIM), OAuth 2.0, and TV...

Dr. Kim Nguyen studied mathematics and physics at the universities of Göttingen (Germany) and Cambridge (UK) and received a Ph.D. in mathematics for his work on the relation between classical number theory and cryptographic security of elliptic curves. After two years with Phillips...

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits

Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Learning Level: Intermediate
Field: Computer Science

After attending this workshop you will be able to:

  • Explain how FIDO will help address the the usability-security tradeoffs in authentication
  • Describe what your organization will need to do to take advantage of the FIDO Standards
  • Describe how FIDO and identity Federation fit together.
  • Explain how FIDO and PKI interoperate.
  • Describe the Universal Authentication (UAF) standard

This workshop qualifies for up to 5 Group Learning based CPEs depending on the number of sessions you attend.

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FIDO Alliance Workshop

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  • May 16, 2014 9:00-16:00

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