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Authy Hits the Road in Q116

So far in 2016 we’ve been jetting about and evangelizing 2FA all over the world, from Miami for The North American Bitcoin Conference and to Finovate Europe in London just last week. Protecting your users means protecting your brand’s data and reputation and we love meeting up with product managers and developers to show how easy it is to integrate Authy two-factor authentication into your sites, apps, and services. If you’re a user, we love hearing your feedback and feature requests on how we can make our service even better. And if you’re a potential 2FA end-user (and these days, who isn’t a potential end-user of 2FA?) we’d love to show you how our free Authy app works to protect your online accounts and your identity.

And the upcoming weeks are full of events we will be attending.

FEBRUARY

IBM InterConnect 2016, Las Vegas

Events-LasVegasFrom February 21-25,  Authy will be at InterConnect2016, IBM’s premier cloud & mobile conference the MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. I will be speaking on the topic of “Beyond 2FA: Easily Securing High-Value Application Transactions from 4:45 – 5:30 p.m in Ballroom D on Wednesday, February 24th. We’ll also be exhibiting during the conference. Please stop by Booth #158 to say hello to our team. We will have information, demos and swag to give out. Manning the booths will be myself (Simon Thorpe), Eva Sasson, and Fred Pazos.

 

2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona

tumblr_m2owv65ujI1r6qcago1_500While I’m in Vegas, some of us will be in Barcelona, Spain for the Mobile World Congress, also on February 21-25. We’re not presenting at #MWC2016 but we will be exhibiting throughout the event. If you want to chat about two-factor authentication and how to keep your mobile sites and applications secure, tweet our general manager, Marc Boroditsy, or our marketing manager, Severine Griziaux. Please note that as we are Twilio company, we’re listed in the directory as Twilio, not Authy. To make it easier here is the location of our exhibit booth.  

MARCH

Enterprise Connect, Orlando

orlando 2This conference helps smart companies maximize investments in communications and collaboration systems, services, apps and networks. So it makes sense that Authy attends. Enterprise Connect is happening in Orlando on March 7-10, and we’re going to be both presenting and exhibiting. Again, I will be looking at how modern advancements in security technologies have moved 2FA from being one of the easiest and best ways to quickly protect against weak passwords, to protecting more than just an initial login. Our presentation is from 4:30-5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8th. We will also have information and swag in our exhibit space (shared with Twilio) at Booth #709.

2016 Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), San Francisco

imgresCloser to home, we will be at the upcoming Games Developer Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from March 14-18. It is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event. As an avid gamer I will be showcasing how 2FA can be used to protect in game purchases/trades in addition to securing user logins. I will be on the Main Stage in the West Hall, Room 2014, from 10:00 am- 11:00 am on Thursday, Mar 17th. The topic? “Security in gaming: How protecting your gamers can be as simple as 1,2,3.” Make sure you attend as we’ll be giving away a 3D-printer during the presentation. In addition, we’ll have plenty of time to discuss your gaming security challenges (and maybe get some League of Legends tips) as myself, Eva, and Severine will be manning the Authy booth in the exhibit hall. Look for Booth # 2143 and come by for some Authy swag.

If you love gaming, check out Simon’s recent blog article on the announcement of our security relationship with Twitch.tv and his take on using 2FA for Minecraft.

FinDEVr2016, New York City

nycFinally, at the end of winter (March 29 – 30 to be exact) we’re braving what’s hopefully the last of the cold and heading up to NYC for FinDEVr2016 New York. We’re there to elbows with devs, software architects, CTOs, VPs of engineering – you get the picture: the people forging the future of financial, digital banking, and payments technology. We’ve done a lot of work in fintech, so if you’re going to this event, let us know and we can arrange a drive-by meeting over coffee or cocktails.

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And let’s Meetup monthly:

Oh, and if you missed the Bay Area Cyber Security Meetup that Incapsula just hosted at our offices, you missed me give a talk on “Modern 2FA Techniques”. No longer is security an expensive enterprise software using hardware tokens, today’s 2FA is making use of more powerful, and feature rich smartphone platforms. I was joined by Scott Takaoka, Versprite‘s VP of Business Development, who gave a presentation entitled “Cyber Liability Insurance and Your Security Program – How They Fit Together.”  If you’re in the Bay Area, please think about joining these MeetUps. Great networking and lots of knowledge sharing going on.

Couldn’t attend? See the evening’s presentations here.

About the author Simon Thorpe

Simon works in the product group at Authy and has over 15 years of experience in the security and identity management space. Working at companies like Oracle, Microsoft and Okta, he has spent a lot of time understanding and architecting solutions to secure all sorts of information. At Authy he works closely with the whole team to deliver a world class solution for developers to build security into their applications.

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