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CERIAS Security Seminar: Multifactor Authentication - The Problem, Recommendations, and Future Concerns

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security
January 31, 2024
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


William Malik
Malik Consulting

Abstract: In the course of the talk I'll discuss current authentication challenges, the looming problem with cracking public key encryption, and short and medium term recommendations to help folks stay secure.


Bill helps clients achieve an effective information security posture spanning endpoints, networks, servers, cloud, and the Internet of Things.  This involves technology, policy, and procedures, and impacts acquisition/development through deployment, operations, maintenance, and replacement or retirement.

During his five-decade IT career, Bill has worked as an application programmer with the John Hancock Insurance company; an OS developer, tester, and planner with IBM; a research director and manager at Gartner for the Information Security Strategies service and the Application Integration and Middleware service, and served as CTO of Waveset, an identity management vendor acquired by Sun. At Trend Micro, Bill provided research and analysis of the current state and future trends in information security. He participates in the ISO/IEC 62443 standards body and the CISA ICSJWG on ICT security. He runs his own consulting business providing information security, disaster recovery, identity management, and enterprise solution architecture services. Bill has over 180 publications and has spoken at numerous events worldwide.

Bill attended MIT, majoring in Mathematics. He is a member of CT InfraGard and ISACA.

The weekly security seminar has been held every semester since spring of 1992. We invite personnel at Purdue and visitors from outside to present on topics of particular interest to them in the areas of computer and network security, computer crime investigation, information warfare, information ethics, public policy for computing and security, the computing "underground," and other related topics. More info

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