Feb 26 2019

A New Kind of YOLO for the Single Sign-On Era

The need for simplicity in user identity authentication and management is constantly butting heads with the need for enhanced, effective security tactics. But what if you can have the best of both worlds? That's what the new YOLO — you only log in once — is all about.

We spoke with Wendy Nather of Duo Security, who coined the new YOLO (more commonly understood as you only live once), along with other IT experts at the CDW Protect Summit to learn more about how single sign-on and multifactor authentication are making their way into the workplace.


    • Wendy Nather, Head of the Advisory CISO Team, Duo Security
    • Greg Dykes, Manager of Technical Services, Davey Tree Expert Company
    • Mike Kelley, CISO, E.W. Scripps

Video Highlights

  • YOLO (you only live once) is a rallying cry to take risks and indulge, but Wendy Nather of Duo Security has flipped it as a single sign-on manifesto, you only log in once.
  • Organizations of all sizes are dabbling with SSO and two-factor authentication technologies, with an eye for balancing security and usability.
  • Security tactics that frustrate users or fragment the experience across devices are more likely to be bypassed and ignored.