Archived Webinar: SIM Swap and Mobile Authentication Challenges—Protecting Against Account Takeovers 

Tuesday, 22 October 2019
12 pm (EDT) / 11 am (CDT) / 9 am (PDT) / 16:00 (UTC)
60 minutes
1 CPE (Members only)




Account takeovers from SIM swap attacks that target taking over a mobile phone number are on the rise.

Although multi-factor authentication (MFA) is recommended to provide strong authentication, not all MFA solutions are created equal. SMS and mobile-based authentication methods have been very common, but as recent news headlines have shown, are not very secure.

Information security professionals should realize they can no longer rely on phone numbers as a secure method of strong authentication. In fact, NIST has deprecated the use of SMS authentication within their guidelines. Similarly, other mobile based authentication methods can also be susceptible to phishing and man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • The challenges with current phone-based authentication methods
  • The pros and cons of each authentication method
  • How FIDO2 and WebAuthn, the new authentication standards, enable strong, user-friendly authentication
  • Best practices for enterprise authentication

Hormazd RomerHormazd RomerVP of Product Marketing Yubico

Hormazd Romer is the VP of Product Marketing at Yubico and brings a wealth of enterprise expertise with a focus on security solutions. He has been a frequent speaker at industry events, tradeshows, and webinars, and is often cited in the press for his insights on the latest trends in enterprise security. Hormazd has played a key role in bringing leading security solutions to market, which included growing the Oracle Identity Management business from early start to industry leader, and managing Symantec’s $1B enterprise infrastructure security product portfolio.

Hormazd most recently served as CMO at LogicHub, a provider of an automation platform for security operations. Previously, he held senior management positions at Accellion, Symantec, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems. Hormazd received his Bachelors of Math degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in Canada.