2FA, WTF
By Kelley Robinson

You may recognize Two-factor Authentication (2FA) as an additional safeguard for protecting accounts, but do you really know how it works? This talk will show you how to implement One Time Passwords (including what's happening under the hood of those expiring tokens). You'll learn the different approaches to implementing 2FA and have a better understanding of what's right for your application.

Sunday 4:35 p.m.–5:05 p.m.

In an age when a new data breach is revealed with frightening regularity, developers have a responsibility to secure our applications' user data more than ever. But fear not, YOU have the power to deter the hackers! You may recognize Two-factor Authentication (2FA) as an additional safeguard for protecting accounts, but do you really know how it works? This talk will show you how to implement One Time Passwords (including what's happening under the hood of those expiring tokens) and even provide a legitimate use case for QR codes! You'll come away recognizing the different approaches to implementing a 2FA solution and have a better understanding of the one that's right for your application. Together, we'll make the web a more secure place.

Kelley Robinson

Kelley works on the Account Security team at Twilio, helping developers manage and secure customer identity in their software applications. Previously she worked in a variety of API platform and data engineering roles at startups in San Francisco. She believes in making technical concepts, especially security, accessible and approachable for new audiences. In her spare time, Kelley is an avid home cook and greatly enjoys reorganizing her tiny kitchen to accommodate completely necessary small appliance purchases.

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