Strong and Secure Authentication for Enterprises

Tuesday, February 12 | 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.


Venue - Eagle TG Office, 1728 Corporate Crossing, O'Fallon, IL 62269.
O'Fallon, IL
Physical Workshop

The number of security(or data) breaches is on the rise. Most of them can be avoided by using multi-factor authentication (MFA). The challenge in MFA is the usability. FIDO is becoming the de facto standard for MFA. Google, LinkedIn, Facebook all use FIDO internally for their employees for authentication, but it too finds it hard to reach the mass market. There is also a shift from MFA to continuous and adaptive authentication. That, to some extent, addresses the usability concerns.

WSO2 Identity Server has comprehensive support for adaptive authentication, which in fact goes well beyond traditional adaptive authentication use cases supported by many IAM vendors. With a set of javascript templates, identity administrators can get the complete control of the authentication flow, enforce rules, do attribute transformations, talk to external systems, do step up authentication and much more.

This workshop will discuss the evolution of authentication mechanisms, pitfalls of existing ones, how adaptive authentication may be the answer to help your enterprise become an agile one and how WSO2 Identity Server can help you implement adaptive authentication.

Presented by:

Prabath Siriwardena
Vice President - Security Architecture,

Prabath Siriwardena (@prabath) spent most of his time in the last ten years with the WSO2 IAM team, in developing the open source WSO2 Identity Server (Apache 2.0 license), which is used by hundreds of top companies globally, and also within the open source communities. WSO2 Identity Server serves more than 50 million identities globally.

As a technology evangelist, Prabath has published four books, including Advanced API Security. He blogs at on various topics from blockchain, PSD2, GDPR, IAM to microservices security. He also runs a ​Youtube channel to educate the public on various topics related to IAM. Prabath has spoken at numerous conferences including RSAConference, Identiverse (Cloud Identity Summit), European Identity Conference (Keynote 2015), API World, API Strategy & Practice Con, OSCON and WSO2Con - and traveled the world conducting workshops in evangelizing WSO2 technologies. He is also the founder of the ​Silicon Valley IAM User Group, which is the largest IAM meetup in the San Francisco Bay Area.