Originally broadcast on: Tuesday 1st June 2021, 16:00 (BST)

Passwords and the future of authentication

In this episode of teissTalk we discussed:

  • How often is information mishandled, rendering even extremely strong passwords absolutely useless?
  • The myths behind “randomness” in passwords that take “the lifespan of the universe” to crack
  • How are researchers thinking about the future of authentication and how to solve these problems

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Geoff White

Investigative journalist Geoff White has covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Audible, Forbes online and many others.

An experienced public speaker, he has given keynote talks at some of the UK’s largest tech events, in addition to hosting conferences and chairing panels at venues ranging from London’s Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival.


Jake Davis

Hacking and hacker culture expert

Ex-Lulzsec and Anonymous member, Jake Davis (aka Topiary) is a former “hacktivist”, experienced security speaker, consultant, and author. He is interested in the psychologies and nuances behind hacking, hacker culture, and the wider internet community, and is working to educate and inform the next generation(s) of technology experts.

Felipe Garcia

Chief Information Security Officer

International audit and internal control executive specialized in Information Technology, risk, compliance, processes, auditing, cybersecurity and operational control hardening. I had performed relevant projects of SOX, IT controls, fraud investigations, forensics, security, revenue assurance, risk frameworks implementations and analytic testing automation. Working in the manufacturing, financial, consumer goods, retail and consulting sectors.

Strengths include operational, processes, compliance, financial, security and information technology auditing and internal control competences; as such as, knowledge of SOX assessments for IT internal controls, fraud investigations, forensic reviews, physical and logical security evaluations, revenue assurance and analytical testing automation. Field job performed in financial sector, consumer goods, security, retail and consultancy. Major markets reviewed are Mexico and Latin America.

David Cartwright

Head of IT Security
Standard Bank International Client Solutions

Head of IT Security for an international bank and Deputy Chairman of the Channel Islands Information Security Forum

Dave has been based in Jersey since 2009, and is presently head of IT security for an international bank. Dave is co-founder and chairman of the Jersey Charitable Skills Pool (http://www.jerseycsp.org.uk), which offers cost-free infosec advice for charities and not-for-profit organisations; he is also deputy chairman of the Channel Islands Information Security Forum, a committee member of the Jersey branch of the BCS, and the Digital Committee of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce. He has been a judge of the UK Cloud Awards since its inception, and is the co-founder and chair of judges for the Jersey Tech Awards.

Richard Archdeacon

Advisory CISO

A senior level information technology professional with over twenty five years of international experience in consulting, functional and multinational IT companies in both the sales and technical areas. Expertise in providing strategic business change, hands-on leadership; new product and service innovation. Extensive experience in the definition and implementation of technology solutions across all major industry sectors.

Specialties: US and EMEA markets; IT Risk and Security from operational and vendor side; MSS; Consulting; presenting at public conferences; PR experience in Press, TV and radio; Government liaison;M&A identification and integration.

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