Access Management , Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Critical Infrastructure Security

Proof of Concept: Apple/Microsoft/Google Back Passwordless

Also: Cyber Readiness in Wartime; Privacy Regulation Updates
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Tom Field, Jeremy Grant and Lisa Sotto

In the latest "Proof of Concept," Lisa Sotto of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and Jeremy Grant of Venable join editors at Information Security Media Group to discuss the significance of Apple, Google and Microsoft joining forces to support the passwordless sign-in standard in the FIDO protocol, progress made since Biden's cybersecurity executive order was issued and updates on U.S. cybersecurity and privacy laws.

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Anna Delaney, director, productions; Tom Field, vice president, editorial; Jeremy Grant, managing director of technology business strategy, Venable; and Lisa Sotto, partner and chair, global privacy and cybersecurity practice, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, discuss:

  • Why it's a big deal that Apple, Google and Microsoft are supporting the passwordless sign-in standard in the FIDO protocol;
  • Changes to U.S. cybersecurity and privacy laws;
  • Progress made since Biden's cybersecurity executive order was issued one year ago.

Named in The National Law Journal's "100 Most Influential Lawyers," Sotto serves on the Hunton Andrews Kurth executive committee. She was voted the world's leading privacy adviser by Computerworld magazine and has earned the highest honor from Chambers and Partners as a "Star" performer for privacy and data security. Recognized as a "leading lawyer" by The Legal 500 U.S., Sotto chairs the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and is the editor and lead author of "Privacy and Data Security Law Deskbook." She has represented the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia and has advised the Serbian government on global data protection law. Sotto is co-chair of the International Privacy Law Committee of the New York Bar Association and chair of the New York Privacy Officers' Forum.

Grant was the founding leader of the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace and senior executive adviser for identity management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He led the White House’s initiative to catalyze a marketplace of secure, easy-to-use, privacy-enhancing identity solutions for online services through government and private sector partnerships.

"Proof of Concept" runs semimonthly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the April 12 edition on dealing with the regulation "tsunami" and the May 12 edition on crypto as a new national security threat.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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