CSO Digital Roundtable: Strengthening authentication for remote workers

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The growth in remote working was already underway before the pandemic, and COVID-19 accelerated that shift in a dramatic way — forcing organisations to loosen controls in order to keep the business moving forward.

Though some common authentication schemes in use before were not perfect, many businesses were comfortable with the limited security they offered to workers operating inside the walls of their enterprises. However, the shift to remote work is exposing is that businesses need to strengthen their user authentication. They are finding that mobile authentication is not secure enough or is impractical to deploy and companies need more robust measures to secure large swathes of workers who may never return to the office.

Join CSO and Yubico for a virtual roundtable where we’ll explore how enterprises have lost visibility and control in this new world, and why strong authentication that is phishing resistant is more critical now than ever before.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Authentication methods before and after the pandemic
  • Potential security gaps in common forms of authentication
  • How purpose-built hardware security is more cost effective and offers a better user experience
  • Enacting effective change management across the business


Christopher Harrell

Christopher Harrell, CTO, Yubico

20+ years securing up to hundreds of thousands of computers and a billion users, including at Apple and Yahoo. Believes security and usability needn’t clash, and enjoys the engineering challenge of proving it.

Dan Swinhoe

Dan Swinhoe, Editor, CSO UK

As part of the global CSO team, Dan provides information to cybersecurity professionals looking to better protect their organizations and further their careers, keeping them up to date with the latest security threats and trends and providing advice around security leadership. As UK editor of CSO, Dan also provides content tailored to the UK market and interviews UK security executives about the projects and initiatives they are running to support their cybersecurity objectives.

Prior to CSO, Dan spent 6 years at IDG Connect, covering a variety of global, local, and emerging B2B technology topics including cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Green IT, emerging tech, startups, and more.

Event Sponsor

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Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts. The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers. Yubico is a leading contributor to the FIDO2, WebAuthn, and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries.

Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore. For more information visit: www.yubico.com

Who should attend

Registrations are now open for UK C-Level executives and IT Directors from companies of 500+ employees.