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Hacking is too easy. Let's change that!

With over 90% of cyberattacks involving phishing, multi-factor authentication (MFA) emerged as protection --- now even your parents are using it! But why then are there still so many hacks? Let me tell you about our new, simple idea that protects the integrity of your organization better than MFA without the distracting friction of today's MFA implementations (like constantly hitting OK on your cell phone), an idea that works even if your computer has been hacked.

Ýmir Vigfússon, KeyStrike Inc. / Emory University
CTO@KeyStrike, Associate Professor@Emory University
Ferilskrá (BIO)
Dr. Ýmir Vigfússon grew up as a hacker, and now seeks to make amends. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Emory University in Atlanta, and the co-founder of three cybersecurity companies: Syndis, Adversary, and KeyStrike. At Emory, his award-winning research spans distributed systems, network science, and computational epidemiology. Ýmir holds a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Iceland. In his non-existent free time, he enjoys flying, playing the piano, and ballroom dancing.

With over 90% of cyberattacks involving phishing, multi-factor authentication (MFA) emerged as protection --- now even your parents are using it! But why then are there still so many hacks? Let me tell you about our new, simple idea that protects the integrity of your organization better than MFA without the distracting friction of today's MFA implementations (like constantly hitting OK on your cell phone), an idea that works even if your computer has been hacked.

Ýmir Vigfússon, KeyStrike Inc. / Emory University
CTO@KeyStrike, Associate Professor@Emory University
Ferilskrá (BIO)
Dr. Ýmir Vigfússon grew up as a hacker, and now seeks to make amends. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Emory University in Atlanta, and the co-founder of three cybersecurity companies: Syndis, Adversary, and KeyStrike. At Emory, his award-winning research spans distributed systems, network science, and computational epidemiology. Ýmir holds a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Iceland. In his non-existent free time, he enjoys flying, playing the piano, and ballroom dancing.