“Designing Secure Authentication Solution – What about me (the user)?” and “Breach Fatigue: An opportunity”

Speaker: Manish Gupta and Bar Lockwood

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30 PM

Event Summary

Manish’s talk is about the importance of considering the end user experience when designing Secure Authentication Solutions. Often Security professionals get over-indexed on designing a secure solution and don’t envision impacts that it will have to end users. During this talk, based on my years of experience in Identity and Access Management space I will share real-life examples of how security focused design decision led to adverse user impacts and incessant help desk calls.

In addition, Bar Lockwood will explore breach fatigue. A recent Harris Poll reported that only 20 percent of respondents said they “completely trust” organizations they interact with to maintain the privacy of their data. Customers don’t believe we can keep their data safe. Regardless of the penalty implications of GDPR and CCPA, most companies know they are right–some having shockingly proven them so with multiple recent data breaches.

Join us for the after meeting soirée with food and drinks at the Islander Restaurant. Plan on bringing a friend!!! Thanks to our happy hour sponsors.

This is a great opportunity to network with your peers, introduce your friend and to meet new people: Address 2441 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Manish Gupta

Manish Gupta has worked within the field of Identity and Access Management since 2000 supporting users at American Express, Ameriprise, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Publix Super Markets before joining Starbucks. Throughout the career his vision has been to ensure delightful user experience while designing secure Identity Management solutions. He recently relocated to the Seattle area after spending 10 years in Florida and enjoys cricket, travel, reading and spending time with his family.

Bar Lockwood

Bar Lockwood CISM and CISA certified, with more than 15 years of experience in security integration, assessment, and management. She has worked as a Security Manager, Technical Program Manager, Security Auditor, Threat Intelligence Specialist, Software Quality Analyst, and Data Governance Professional at organizations including Microsoft, AT&T Wireless, and Premera. She has deep expertise in organizational security risk profiling, security integration, threat management, and compliance. In 2005, she injected the first security activities into an international software development lifecycle standard, compelling adoption in all subsequent SDLC standards. This work is recognized by the Department of Homeland Security. Her current focus is on national infrastructure protection. She is currently engaged as Principal Product Security Leader at GE Power Grid Computing.

Chapter Meeting Time:
Thursday, May 16, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Community Center at Mercer Island
8236 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040

Thanks to our Chapter Sponsors:

Diamond Level Sponsor:


Professional IT Consulting Services Driving Innovation


Continuous Crowdsourced Security for Enterprises

Gold Level Sponsor:


Focus On The Threats That Matter


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