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Paul Grassi

Senior Standards and Technology Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

Going mobile with FIDO authentication

  • Hear an update on government initiatives to accommodate increasingly mobile workforces;
  • Learn about several use cases where FIDO authentication can help agencies go mobile;
  • Get an inside look at what the future holds for the FIDO ecosystem.


The proliferation of mobile devices leaves government agencies with a tough balancing act between security, usability and effectively performing their missions. How can they accommodate an increasingly mobile workforce that wants to use all of their devices to access online services, while adhering to a plethora of security policies and directives?

In this session, Paul Grassi, the Senior Standards and Technology Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will provide several use cases – including for derived credentials, IoT, international and business partner credentials, first responder credentials and citizen access to government services – where FIDO authentication standards, and the devices with FIDO capability built-in, provide options at the highest assurance levels to help agencies go mobile. In addition, he will also take an inside look at what the future holds for the FIDO ecosystem, including the impact of web applications as more web browsers add support for FIDO authentication as a result of the standardization now taking place in the W3C, and new phone-to-PC interoperability coming in the next release of FIDO specifications.

 

Biography
Paul Grassi is the Senior Standards and Technology Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He joined NIST in June 2014 to advance and accelerate the development and adoption of digital identity authentication and authorization-related standards, guidelines and technologies needed to implement a safe, secure, and privacy-enhancing identity ecosystem.

Mr Grassi comes to NIST with a broad background of technology and management consulting, and significant experience developing enterprise security strategies and systems, having served a range of Fortune 500 companies, as well as domestic and foreign governments.


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