Axiad to Present at Identiverse 2024 and the 2024 Gartner® Security & Risk Management Summit

May 22, 2024

Axiad’s Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Director of Product Marketing to Share Expert Insights on Identity-first Authentication Best Practices

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 23, 2024 – Axiad, an identity-first enabler of the zero trust enterprise, today announced it will be presenting at Identiverse 2024 and the 2024 Gartner® Security & Risk Management Summit. Axiad Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Bassam Al-Khalidi and Michael Thelander, the company’s senior director of product marketing, will both speak at Identiverse, while Thelander will also speak at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit.

Identiverse, which will be held May 28-31, 2024, in Las Vegas, brings together the brightest minds in the identity industry for education, collaboration and insight into the future of identity. The conference will connect experts and peers to provide sessions on the latest technologies, best practices and industry trends. Axiad will be exhibiting at booth 1200 and hosting a financial services private lounge in the hospitality suite (RSVP here).

Identiverse Speaking Details

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 3:10-3:35 p.m. PT
Location: Mariposa 5

Session Title: Authentication: Upheaval or Evolution?

Session Description: In this session, Al-Khalidi will discuss the major forces that have been pushing and pulling at the faults of authentication for over a decade, including passwords, generative AI, new machine-based attacks and new architectures, including zero trust and identity fabrics. He will share what industry groups and standards bodies are doing to manage changes in authentication and show how new authentication technologies are not only evolving, but also being practically adopted in the field.


Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 6:05-6:20 p.m. PT
Location: Tech Theater 2 (Pinyon)

Session Title: Is Your MFA Broken? Three Questions That Help You Find Out 

Session Description: In the past five years, multi-factor authentication (MFA) has gone from being a rarity to being the pervasive, first-choice authentication practice for both businesses and consumers. However, MFA has now become a prime target for adversaries to exploit through vulnerabilities such as SIM-swapping, real-time phishing and channel hijacking. AI-based attacks have also taken a toll on MFA systems and administrators alike. In this session, Thelander will explain how attendees can assess the state of their MFA projects, how to fortify them and how to shore them up against the new wave of attacks.


Gartner SEC Speaking Details

The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit will be held June 3-5, 2024, in National Harbor, Maryland. This event brings together experts, thought leaders and innovators to explore the evolving landscape of digital risks and strategies for cybersecurity resilience. A wide range of topics will be covered, including generative AI, risk and compliance management, security metrics, cloud security, security governance and policy, data security, vulnerability management and more.

Details about Thelander’s session are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Time: 5:40-6 p.m. ET
Location: Theater 1

Session Title: Identity Convergence: Merging Human and Machine Practices for Best Outcomes

Session Description: In this session, Thelander will examine how machine identity automation techniques can be leveraged by those charged with securing human identities. He will also discuss how credentials and techniques designed to authenticate machines, such as transport layer security (TLS) certificates and keys, can add security and transparency to traditional methods, such as physical authenticators and smart cards. Most importantly, he will showcase case studies of real-world customers that have not only embraced this convergence, but also used it to their advantage.


For more information on these speaking sessions, or to meet with Al-Khalidi or Thelander at either event, please contact [email protected].




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About the Security & Risk Management Summit

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About Axiad

Axiad delivers identity-first authentication technologies that help organizations protect users, machines, assets and interactions. Axiad customers optimize their cybersecurity posture while navigating underlying IT complexities like cloud, on-prem and hybrid infrastructures, and while maintaining regulatory requirements like FedRAMP, CMMC and AAL3. Axiad’s unique password-less orchestration features, MyCircle and Airlock, remove friction and overhead from enterprise-wide authentication management. The company’s flagship offering, Axiad Cloud, is a comprehensive, secure, and integrated authentication platform that supports the widest range of credentials in the industry including FIDO, mobile MFA, Windows Hello for Business, YubiKeys, smart cards, TPM and biometrics.


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