This panel will explore the current state of multifactor authentication (MFA) and its limitations, as well as potential solutions for improving the security and user experience of MFA. We will discuss topics such as the challenges of implementing MFA, the limitations of mobile-based MFA, and alternative methods for MFA, such as biometrics and behavioral analysis. The panel will also address the future of MFA, discussing the potential for new technologies to improve security and user experience, and the role of industry and government in shaping the future of MFA. Overall, the panel aims to provide valuable insights and perspectives on the multifactor authentication dilemma and the steps needed to move beyond mobile-based solutions.
You are shifting through RFIs for a new mobile app based multi-factor authentication solution for your company. The vendors claim that their products are 100% secure and we all know that there's no such thing as a 100% secure solution, but it's marketing and you know how marketing sometimes goes overboard. How do you determine if the solution is actually fit for your appetite for risk? Can you be sure development time dev credentials have been cleaned up? Is the rooting detection any good? Does the app store plaintext credentials? Is it vulnerable or can someone build a scalable attack against the product you are about to acquire to protect your crown jewels? Let's take a look at different options out there and talk a little bit about what you can request from the vendors.
Today, industry best practice requires that the user experience for authentication and authorization require the user to use some form of browser to interact with the Authorization Server. From a product perspective, this creates a disjointed user experience and while there are good reasons for requiring the use of a browser component this is a very common discussion between product and security when designing a mobile app. This talk will propose an industry standard way to allow for native user experiences while covering the pros, cons and implications of doing so.