2FA: Why it Matters & How it Works

11:30 AM Washington

Two-factor Authentication (2FA) - aka multi-factor Authentication (MFA) - aka two-step Verification (2SV) - has become an indispensable security tool in 2019. Come find out why it is indispensable, what it is, and how it works. Along the way we'll touch on Google Authenticator and other authentication apps, SMS-based approaches, password managers, and other best practices to keep your users' accounts safe. By the end of this short talk you should know how this all works and fits together, including a bit about the supporting RFPs and background algorithms.