Alan P. Barber

Below you will find abstracts for presentations that I have available to give at user groups, code camps, and conference.

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

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.

Presented at: DevSpace, October 2015;


Alan P. Barber is a Software Developer and Computer Scientist. Alan has been involved in software development professionally for a decade and as a hobbyist programmer going on more than 25 years. He currently works as a consultant for Improving Enterprises where he works with clients to find solutions to their difficult problems. Since 2014 Alan has been the President 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 rocking out at local concerts. You can follow him on twitter @alanbarber or visit his website where he occasionally blogs.