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Episode 233 Deep Dive: Geoff Schomburgk | Securing Digital Identity: A Discussion on The Use of Passwords and Their Future
First Aired: December 13, 2023

In this episode, we are joined by Geoff Schomburgk (Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan – Yubico) as we explore the transition from traditional username and password systems to passwordless experiences. Together, we discuss the frustrations with current security methods, the need for consumer awareness, and the importance of businesses and government setting the standard for security measures. From practicality and usability to the business value of security technologies, Geoff delves into the evolving conversation around cybersecurity and the potential for multifaceted benefits. Tune in for a deep dive into the future of digital identity protection and the impact of modern authentication methods.

At Yubico, Geoff is responsible for driving the Yubico business across Australia and New Zealand, working with partners and enterprise customers to implement secure modern authentication, helping make the internet safer for all.

Geoff brings a strong customer focus and a proven ability to implement complex technology solutions across a range of industries, including telecommunications, utility and transport sectors across Australia, Asia and Europe.  Critical to the success of these projects is the definition and realisation of tangible business value, where the combination of Geoff’s business consulting approach and project delivery experience consistently deliver business value.

Geoff is an experienced senior executive with a background in engineering and strategy consulting and over 30 years’ experience in the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry.  Geoff has a Bachelor of Engineering and MBA and is also a Non-Executive Director and business mentor to several Not For Profit (NFP) organisations. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), with B.E. (Hons) and M.B.A.

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