José Silva

WebAuthn: The future of Web authentication

Every year we see hardware and software providers advertising the end of passwords as we know it. From Apple (with Touch Id) to Microsoft (with Windows Hello) all major vendors have promised the end of passwords, one way or the other. But the arsh truth is: Passwords are not dead yet… or … are they? With WebAuthn we are finally close to put an end to it. For good!

Embark on a journey to discover what FIDO stands for and how WebAuthn is already present in all major browsers, ready to end phishing and effectively kill the need for passwords in today’s web.

Join us in this talk and don’t miss the chance to be on the forefront of Web Security!

About the speaker

José Silva is Head of Product Development at Critical Manufacturing, a leading Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Execution System provider. He leads the amazing team of engineers and designers working on the development of Critical Manufacturing MES, considered one of the top 10 Manufacturing Execution Systems in the world. José oversees all product development with a special interest in Ciber-Security and Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI).

José took his MSc in Informatics and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto in 2013 and is an Invited Lecturer at Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e Ave (IPCA) since 2019. José was also an Invited Lecturer at Universidade Europeia (UE), Lisbon and Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at FEUP, Porto.

José is also an active volunteer in the tech community. He currently serves as IEEE Portugal Chair and represents IEEE and IEEE Portugal Section as an invited speaker in conferences, keynotes and student events throughout the country.