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Unlocking the Future: The Rise of Passkeys in Authentication

In this talk we delve into the pivotal role of advanced authentication methods, specifically passkeys, in safeguarding critical assets, as exemplified by the Galactic Empire’s Death Star in the Star Wars saga. The Empire’s downfall was not merely due to the Rebel Alliance’s bravery but also due to its reliance on archaic security protocols.

The talk explores how passkeys, unlike traditional passwords, offer a unique, unforgeable and user-specific method of access control, making it exceedingly difficult for Rebel spies to infiltrate the Empire’s database.

Alex Patterson is a Developer Relations Engineer at FusionAuth, where he helps developers build secure and scalable authentication and authorization solutions. He is also the founder of CodingCatDev, where he creates “Purrfect Web Tutorials” to teach the world how to turn their development dreams into reality.

Alex has been developing software for over 10 years, and he has a passion for helping others learn to code. He is a frequent speaker at developer conferences, and he writes regularly about web development on his blog.

Alex is a strong believer in open source software, and he is a contributor to several open source projects. He is also a member of the Google Developer Expert program. In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing video games, hiking, and spending time with his family.

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