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Authy Hits The Road in Q416

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When it comes to cybersecurity, the weakest link might be something that no amount of code or encryption can fully protect: your users. If they have poor password hygiene it leaves them, and you, susceptible to attack. This year has seen more hacks and breaches than we can shake a stick at—lately it’s been several a day! That means there’s more work to be done to get the word out about how easy it is to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) on your site or app.

Keeping your business—and your users—secure has earned us a ton of frequent flier miles, and we’re not complaining! Here’s where we’re off to in the coming weeks!

OCTOBER

Dreamforce, San Francisco, California, USA (10/4-10/7)

With over 2,000 sessions and thousands of live solutions from Salesforce, the world’s largest cloud ecosystem, Dreamforce is unique in that it tailors content specific to your industry, role, and company size. We wouldn’t miss it! Representatives from Authy will be at the Twilio booth, from October 4th — 7th to answer any questions you might have about setting up two-factor authentication for your enterprise organization, small business or entrepreneurial app. Best part? Speakers include Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sports icon Billie Jean King, “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban, life coach and author Tony Robbins, and our CEO, Jeff Lawson.

AppSecUSA, Washington DC, USA (10/11-10/14)

The premier security conference for app developers and Infosec experts, 13th Annual AppSecUSA Security Conference will be held from October 11-14 in Washington, DC, just blocks from the White House. It’s the perfect place to discuss why passwords are horrible for security. And why using SMS for authentication is only slightly less horrible. In his session, our Director of Product, Simon Thorpe, will go over the limitations of traditional two-factor methods and introduce an improved approach using push notification. Simon’s talk will take place on Friday, October 14 at 9:30 am.

Money 20/20, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (10/23-10/26)

In just four years, Money20/20 has become a global powerhouse where industry leaders gather to discuss how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. Over 10,000 attendees, including 1,000 CEOs, from 3,000 companies and 75 countries, are expected to attend this year’s event, from October 23—26 in Vegas. Along with executives from Persado and Medallia, our VP & GM of Authentication, Marc Boroditsky, will participate in a panel focusing on ‘Curating World-Class Customer Experience in Financial Services’, moderated by Protiviti’s Jason Goldberg.

Codemotion Berlin, Berlin, Germany (10/24-10/25)

On October 24 & 25, Authy will be at Codemotion Berlin, a gathering of international developers, engineers, and coders exchanging ideas, raising awareness for new projects and topics, and sharing the enthusiasm about all facets of coding. Codemotion is considered one of the best tech conferences in Europe, with annual get-togethers in Milan, Rome, Amsterdam, Dublin, Dubai, Tel-Aviv, and Madrid. Last year in Berlin, 400 visitors enjoyed talks on three stages, a maker-space, lightning talks and a dazzling workshop program. This year, own Phil Nash will be there to demonstrate how to easily generate one-time passwords, and implement 2FA into web applications. You’ll enjoy his awesome “2FA, WTF” presentation.

Webcamp Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (10/28-10/29)

You wouldn’t expect Croatia to be a hotbed of coding activity, but that’s exactly what it’s becoming. So, on October 28th & 29th, Phil Nash heads to the capital for Webcamp Zagreb. There he will show local and international developers how to use Authy to quickly and easily generate one-time passwords and will demonstrate what actually goes on under the hood of 2FA? Plus, he’ll reveal the only real life compelling use case for QR codes.

NOVEMBER

Codemotion Milan, Milan, Italy (11/23-11/26)

Just in time to do some holiday shopping—and try some new Italian wines—Phil heads to Codemotion Milan where he will live-code while pontificating (in a nice way) about two-factor authentication. The conference, which takes place November 23-26, offers a unique opportunity to developers to get new tips and inspiration while networking and chat with others who are just as passionate about coding as they are. The Milan event is two days of sessions and two days of hands-on workshops with more than 100 talks delivered by speakers from around the world. See you there?

AND LET’S MEETUP MONTHLY:

Authy evangelists frequently attend meetups around the globe and suggest you do the same!  Some of our faves are:

Also, we’ll be speaking at the Bay Area Cybersecurity Startups Meetup on Nov 15th. The Topic? “SMS is not good for 2FA” – hope to see you there!

Remember to follow us at @Authy on Twitter to stay up to date on these and any additional events in 2016 & beyond.

 

About the author Severine Griziaux

Severine is the Marketing Manager for Authy at Twilio. Before joining Twilio, she was running the marketing for a software company in the search industry. Combining a mix of professional leadership development and business strategy earned throughout her previous experiences, her main focus is to bring the company to light in order to make developers and users understand why and how 2FA can make the web a safer place with Authy. Just a matter of organization, according to her.

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