Passwords Don't Work! Using Two Factor Authentication To Secure Users

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The Internet is a dangerous place and user passwords aren’t safe. You have done everything right but it’s only a matter of time before your users’ secrets are exposed. How are you supposed to protect your site and your customers’ accounts? Enter Two Factor Authentication (2FA) to the rescue! 2FA adds a second easy to use but hard to break layer of security to your services. In this session you will learn the basics of Two Factor Authentication, examine the pros and cons for common methods of implementation, see several demos of 2FA in action, and discover best practices to deploy it in your own systems.


Alan P. Barber is a Software Developer and Computer Scientist. Alan has been involved in software development professionally for over a decade and as a hobbyist programmer going on more than 25 years. He currently works as a senior consultant for Improving where he works with clients to find solutions to their difficult problems. Since 2014 Alan has been on the board of The Central Ohio .Net Developers Group. He has several active OSS projects which he develops on the side. When not diving into cool new technology, Alan can be found spending time with his wife going out on the town for foodie adventures or playing with his kid. You can follow him on twitter @alanbarber or visit his website where he occasionally blogs.

Alan P. Barber
Software Developer, Computer Scientist, Scrum Master, & Crohn’s Disease Fighter

I specialize in Software Development with a focus on Architecture and Design.