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Digital Authentication Introduction

Digital Authentication Introduction

Ciaran Rooney

20 years: technology, cybersecurity & operations

Every time we buy online, post on social media or send a work email, we're using some form of personal identification. But how do the companies know if it's really us doing these things or an imposter? Your password is a good start. In this video, Ciarán Rooney lays the groundwork on digital authentication, from how the concept of passwords came to be and how we measure how good a password is.

Every time we buy online, post on social media or send a work email, we're using some form of personal identification. But how do the companies know if it's really us doing these things or an imposter? Your password is a good start. In this video, Ciarán Rooney lays the groundwork on digital authentication, from how the concept of passwords came to be and how we measure how good a password is.

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Digital Authentication Introduction

7 mins 39 secs

Overview

Digital authentication is an integral part of the process of verifying who a person is. It ensures that the user (or the device they are using) matches up to who, or what, they claim to be. Once the user has been verified, they can then be granted access to applications, data, or services. A password is a common tool of authentication. A company should ensure the password is hashed via a one-way cryptographic hash function so that no one can read it. The individual should make sure the password entropy is high - that is, the measurement of the lack of predictability of a password.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand basic user authentication

  • Define a hashing function

  • Learn how to measure password entropy

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Ciaran Rooney

Ciaran Rooney

Ciarán is the Chief Technology Officer of Finance Unlocked Ltd, the company behind the learning platforms Finance Unlocked and Sustainability Unlocked. He has over 20 years of experience in technology, cybersecurity and operations. Ciarán has held the role of CTO of several successful startups, including; busuu, one of the world's largest language learning platforms; the ad tech company Skimlinks, a content monetisation platform for some of the world's largest online publishers; and Swoon, a leading direct to consumer furniture brand. He has also been a technical consultant, a startup mentor, a conference speaker, and the Chair of the PHP UK Conference.

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