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GE Aerospace Hardens Cybersecurity Defenses by Modernizing Authentication

Thought leaders from GE Aerospace and Yubico will discuss how this manufacturing innovator is championing strong multi-factor authentication (MFA) to secure data and critical infrastructure across the enterprise.

July 18, 2024

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour

Sponsor: Yubico

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With most cyberattacks, malicious actors don’t break in, they log in—using stolen credentials acquired through phishing. GE Aerospace, a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, took their authentication cybersecurity strategy to new heights, despite adoption barriers across all manufacturing roles, from boardroom to shop floor.

Join us to hear from thought leaders at GE Aerospace and Yubico to learn how this manufacturing innovator is championing modern cybersecurity practices by embracing strong multi-factor authentication (MFA), including phishing-resistant FIDO2 passwordless authentication to secure data and critical infrastructure. In doing so, they are creating positive long-lasting impacts on their customers and business without compromising user satisfaction, existing cyber-defense and on-going compliance, all while shaping the future of flight for both commercial and military partners.

You will learn: 

  • GE Aerospace’s journey to hardening cybersecurity defenses using multi-protocol hardware security keys to bolster their existing cloud-based identity management solution and secure users in all roles across personal and shared devices within corporate environments and factory sites
  • How GE Aerospace is protecting the development of aircraft components by meeting SOX, CMMC Level 3 for U.S. Department of Defense and government contracts, GDPR, and other global regulations
  • Best practices to integrate hardware security keys in your organization with existing infrastructure and why phishing-resistant MFA should be a C-suite priority



Paul Baumgartner | Senior Staff Technical Manager | GE Aerospace

Paul has driven IT projects and programs for 24 years, with a recent focus on running large-scale Cyber-security and Identity programs. At GE Aerospace, he drives a gamut of IAM initiatives, ranging from Multi-factor Authentication/Single-Sign On deployments, Privileged Access Management, Identity Governance and Administration and others. He led a 4-year journey to get 42,000 end-users at GE Aerospace to secure their PCs with MFA and YubiKeys.


Derek Hanson | VP - Standards and Alliances | Yubico

Derek is the Vice President of Standards and Alliances at Yubico where he leads the development and deployment of authentication solutions utilizing the YubiKey. He’s an expert in the cybersecurity space with over 20 years of experience, and has worked to drive the development of architectural standards and best practices for enterprise and consumer authentication. Derek has experience architecting and deploying identity solutions for Fortune 100 companies in manufacturing, finance and healthcare that leveraged the latest in federation, authentication and identity management practices.


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