Online Theme Day at Heise DevSec in May 2023: Boosting Security With Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication: Online theme day at heise devSec in May 2023

heise devSec, the developer conference, is set to take place in Karlsruhe this autumn. In addition to this, the organizers of heise Developer, heise Security, and dpunkt.verlag are hosting a theme day on May 16th with a focus on two-factor authentication (2FA) from a developer’s perspective.

Secure login techniques such as 2FA and WebAuthn are essential for ensuring the security of services. The use of simply name and password combinations can leave accounts vulnerable to attacks such as phishing. The upcoming heise devSec theme day will provide attendees with insight into the background of multi-factor authentication.

Attendees can expect lectures covering topics such as Quo Vadis 2FA?, Authentication 2.0, Passwordless in practice with WebAuthn and Passkeys, and TOTP in practice. The latter will cover back-end implementation with Go Bis.

Early bird tickets for the online theme day will be available from April 24, 2023, at a price of 249 euros (plus 19% VAT), while the main conference will take place on September 12th and 13th in Karlsruhe. The organizers will accept lecture suggestions up until March 31st. Those interested in following the course of heise devSec can sign up for the newsletter or follow the organizers on Twitter, where the hashtag this year is #devSec23.

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