Julia OToole

Julia O’Toole is the founder and CEO of MyCena Security Solutions, a breakthrough solution to manage, distribute and secure digital access. An inventor and author of several patents, Julia uses maths, neuroscience and technology to research and design simple yet innovative solutions for complex problems. Julia’s areas of research and expertise include cybersecurity, collaboration and search. Julia founded MyCena in 2016, which has since become a market leader in segmented access management and safe password distribution. With its ground-breaking patented security system, MyCena protects companies from the risks of password error, fraud and phishing, loss of command and control, ransomware, and supply chain cyberattacks.

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FIDO approach reveals identity and access confusion

FIDO’s approach to passwords, while convenient, first reveals a dangerous confusion between access and identity. Contrary to popular belief, the two are not interchangeable. Identities are fixed while access keys are changeable. In the physical world, we use them for different needs.

Your identity is used to identify yourself, for example when you cross a country border, when you need to prove you have the legal rights to live in a country or to live in a house. Your legal identity is fixed and doesn’t change when you change job or country. Your identity is unique.