Kill The Ancient Authenticator! – CF049

This week Christian is joined by Jim to talk about killing off password security on web and communication platforms, a.k.a. the era of the hardware authenticator! We dive deep into the release of the Yubikey 5, FIDO 2, and Webauthn standards and how these platforms and standards will usher in the next phase of improved cybersecurity for enterprises as well as the average guy. We talk about some of the historical implications of protocols that haven’t evolved over the last thirty years, and what these technologies bring to the table to augment existing internet infrastructure. We also briefly veer into the latest Apple announcements with the release of OSX Mojave and iOS 12, because who doesn’t want to know what awaits them in Apple’s latest software platform? Strap in while we take you to the edge of the frontier and back.

Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future!   Christian Johnson will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does.

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Tags: Podcast, Cyber Frontiers, Yubikey 5, FIDO 2, WebAuthn, Apple, iOS 12, OSX Mojave

Yubikey 5 Launches, FIDO 2, and WebAuthn:

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