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Secfense at Authenticate 2022

The ocean is not a limit.

Last week we went to Seattle, where, together with our client – Bank BNP Paribas Poland – we took part in Authenticate 2022, one of the most significant identity events in the world organized by the FIDO Alliance. The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association with a focused mission: authentication standards to help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords. Secfense is a proud member of the FIDO Alliance. Here’s a short summary of Authenticate 2022 put together by our CEO and co-founder, Tomasz Kowalski.  

Passwordless and passkey

The Authenticate 2022 was definitely marked by two cybersecurity buzzwords – not-so-new buzzword – passwordless, and the most recent one – passkey

Lots of technical presentations packed with information about new products and new ways in which MFA and FIDO2 can be introduced to organizations on a big scale. Microsoft explained how they dealt with the transition to passwordless with Windows Hello, an operating system that allows users to log in to their workstations without passwords.

Our solution – User Access Security Broker – was a good fit for the event. Together with Leszek Zalewski from BNP Paribas Bank Polska, we showed our case study explaining how passwordless authentication can be introduced in a large organization on all applications and without coding. Moreover, we were able to show how this process was carried out in a real and demanding environment, i.e., a global bank with a huge number of applications and users to protect. 

Visible and innovative

The fact that we came with such a large customer like BNP Paribas definitely brought attention. Among the startups present at the conference, Secfense was one of the youngest ones. Most companies have been on the market for ten years or more. Having a big bank on the stage with us has definitely helped us get some additional recognition.

Secfense also came up as one of the innovative companies with an exciting approach to MFA and passwordless adoption. Despite the fact that there are already over a dozen passwordless companies on the market, none of them implements FIDO2 the same way as Secfense does – quickly and in a no-code way, so without touching the code of protected applications. 

We’re definitely adding the next FIDO-hosted events to our events list, as this is THE place to be when it comes to identity and authentication space. We’re already talking to some companies that were present at Authenticate 2022 that liked our approach to passwordless MFA adoption, and hopefully, soon, we will be able to shed some light on these partnerships. 

The next big event where you will be able to talk to us will be Oktane22, the Okta Identity Event in San Francisco. 

Do you know some other identity and authentication events that we should participate in?

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We are faced with new challenges every day. We must always be one step ahead of the attackers and know what they are going to do before they do it. We are convinced that the User Access Security Broker will bring security to a new level, both for those working at the office and from home. For us, working with Secfense is an opportunity to exchange experience with developers who put great value on out-of-the-box thinking.

Krzysztof Słotwiński

Business Continuity and Computer Security Officer

BNP Paribas Bank Poland

As part of the pre-implementation analysis, we verified that users utilize a wide range of client platforms: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and traditional mobile phones. Each of these devices differs in technological advancement, features, and level of security. Because of this, and also due to the recommendation of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF), we decided to introduce additional protection in the form of multi-factor authentication mechanisms based on FIDO. As a result, users of our applications can log in safely, avoiding common cyber threats such as phishing, account takeover, and theft of their own and their clients’ data.

Marcin Bobruk



We are excited to partner with Secfense to enhance our user access security for our web apps. By integrating their User Access Security Broker, we ensure seamless and secure protection for our applications and systems, delivering superior security and convenience to our customers.

Charm Abeywardana

IT & Infrastructure

Visium Networks

Before investing in Secfense, we had the opportunity to talk to its existing clients. Their reactions were unanimous: wow, it’s so easy to use. We were particularly impressed by the fact that implementing their solution does not require the involvement of IT developers. It gives Secfense a huge advantage over the competition, and at the same time opens the door to potential customers who so far were afraid of changes related to the implementation of multi-factor authentication solutions.

Mateusz Bodio

Managing Director


Even when the network and infrastructure are secured enough, social engineering and passwords can be used to gain control of the system by attackers. Multifactor authentication is the current trend. Secfense addresses this and allows you to build zero trust security and upgrade your current systems to passwordless applications within minutes, solving this problem right away,” said Eduard Kučera, Partner at Presto Ventures and cybersecurity expert – former Director in hugely successful Czech multinational cyber security firm Avast.

Eduard Kučera


Presto Ventures

One of the biggest challenges the world is facing today is securing our identity online. That’s why we were so keen to have Secfense in our portfolio. They make it possible to introduce strong authentication in an automated way. Until now, organizations had to selectively protect applications because the deployment of new technology was very hard, or even impossible. With Secfense, the implementation of multi-factor authentication is no longer a problem, and all organizations can use the highest standards of authentication security.

Stanislav Ivanov

Founding Partner

Tera Ventures

Two-factor authentication is known to be one of the best ways to protect against phishing; however, its implementation has always been difficult. Secfense helped us solve that problem. With their security broker, we were able to introduce various 2FA methods on our web applications at once.

Dariusz Pitala

Head of IT