VLAB Event Tomorrow - Eliminating Passwords


Eliminating Passwords:
Does Abolishing the Password Create Stronger Security?

February 16

>>> Free Admission <<<


Can we really protect ourselves with NO passwords?

Passwords are a proverbial double-edged sword. Yes, they help us protect access to sensitive information and resources, but they are also the source of endless frustration — and often have a huge financial impact, frequently costing businesses millions of dollars for maintenance and recovery.

Fortunately, several startups are working on new solutions that could eliminate the need for passwords altogether by replacing them with simpler and stronger forms of authentication.

In our upcoming VLAB event, a panel of industry experts and entrepreneurs will discuss the potential for password-less authentication to completely transform digital security.

  • What are the current in-market solutions and how effective are they?
  • How can companies successfully transition to password-less authentication?
  • What are the opportunities for entrepreneurs and technologists?

Join us on tomorrow to find out.

February 16, 2021
6:00 pm

Online Event

Must Register to Attend


Andrew Shikiar, Executive Director & CMO, FIDO Alliance


Ori Eisen, Founder & CEO, Trusona

Stina Ehrensvärd, CEO & Co-founder, Yubico

Candace Worley, CPO, Ping Identity

Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners

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The Fremont Green Challenge - February 2021

Find out the latest Sustainability news for Fremont.
February 2021
Fremont Climate Talks Week Recap

Our Climate Talks Week on February 1-5 was a great success! Over 150 people attended virtually over the five days and participated in a robust discussion on climate and sustainability issues. Thanks to everyone who participated! These dynamic conversations will help City staff develop a list of measures for Fremont's Climate Action Plan Update.

Common themes that emerged during the talks included:

  • support for Fremont's success reducing greenhouse gas emissions;
  • interest in how to upgrade home and business energy efficiency and appliances in an affordable way;
  • interest in mobility hubs, expanded bike and public transit infrastructure, and ways to shift away from cars;
  • reducing waste at home, disposing of special items, and turning food waste into compost;
  • support for Fremont's parks, green spaces, and a healthy urban tree canopy;
  • interest in water conservation;
  • ecological and technological approaches to emissions reductions and sequestration (drawdown);
  • support for green industry innovation and commercial fleet electrification technologies;
  • improving energy security and reliability; and
  • adopting solutions that better prepare us for the impacts of an already changing climate (adaptation and resiliency).

If you have follow up questions or comments, please email us. If you missed the event, you can view the video recordings and presentation slides by visiting our Climate Action Plan Update webpage.

We look forward to hosting an additional workshop on climate adaptation, resilience, and equity. More information will be available soon.

Online Community Forum Closing Soon
Have ideas after the Climate Talks last week that you still want to share? Since December, we have been gathering input and ideas on our Climate Action Plan Update on the Consider.it Online Community Forum. Be sure to make your voice heard before it closes!

The forum provides an opportunity for you to comment on suggested measures, propose new ideas, and respond to feedback received by other participants. Bring your big, bold, ambitious recommendations, show your support for others' comments, and offer advice on ways we might be able to improve our ideas.

Instructions on how to use the forum are included on the landing page. The forum will remain open until February 19, 2021, so sign up now at Fremont.gov/CAPConsiderIt and start engaging.
Join EBCE's Community Advisory Committee
Interested in community choice energy? The 2021 application period is now open to join the Community Advisory Committee for East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), Fremont's electricity provider. The agency is seeking to fill five vacant seats and 10 alternate service area seats.

Apply to join as a Community Advisory Committee Member or Alternate by submitting the application. All entries are due before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15. Find out more information. 
The Switch is On Campaign 
Wouldn't it be cool if someone made a website with all the latest information about energy-efficient electric appliances and how to get local rebates for them? The Switch is On is that!

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), Fremont's electricity provider, has partnered with the Building Decarbonization Coalition, PG&E, local energy providers, and local governments to create The Switch is On campaign. Appliances for heating/cooling, water heating, cooking, back-up power, and BBQing replace the natural gas combustion appliances in your home, improving your indoor air quality while maintaining comfort. They are efficient, modern, and, best of all, can be powered from the clean, renewable energy EBCE provides! 

Shopping for a heat pump water heater? Homeowners may qualify for up to $2,000 in local incentives thanks to an EBCE/BayREN matching offer, as well as other state and federal rebates and credits. Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN), a regional provider of energy efficiency solutions, is offering financial incentives if you switch your gas appliances to these high efficient electric alternatives. 

Find out more about these clean power appliances, learn about financial incentives to reduce costs, and locate contractors to help you install them at The Switch is On website.
Community Classes and Events
PG&E Webinars on Zero Energy Homes
March 4 and March 10

Retrofitting Existing Homes for Electrification and Decarbonization: Learn critical considerations for home electrification. March 4, 9am-1pm. Register.

Pathways to a Zero Net Energy Home: Find out more about how to plan sequential upgrades. March 10, 9am-10:30am. Register.
ReScape Carbon Sequestration in Landscape Series
February 22, March 16, and April 19

Find out more about climate change landscape challenges and solutions in this webinar series hosted by PG&E and ReScape. Webinars are headlined by leaders in regenerative practices with a focus on carbon sequestration. Register.
Drive Clean Bay Area Webinars
February (3, 9, 17, 23) and March (8, 16, 24, 29)
Virtual, Times Vary

Find out more about how to go electric by attending their How to Electrify Your Ride or New EV Owner Workshop webinars. Free to attend. More information.
Greenkeepers USA "Life for a Life" Tree Planting Dedication

Greenkeepers USA, a 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit from Fremont, is hosting a "Life for a Life" Memorial Tree Planting as a tribute to those who have passed away from COVID-19. Donors can support by adopting trees ($60) which will be planted near Sabercat Trail in Fremont. (All donations are tax deductible). Learn more about the project or contact them by email.

Alameda County Water District Information Meeting
March 10, 6pm

Join ACWD to learn about their Advancing Metering Infrastructure upgrades coming in March 2021 and share your thoughts. No registration required. Access this Zoom link on March 10 at 6pm.
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Smart thermostats and a Time-of-Use rate plan allows you to heat or cool your home during times when energy demand and prices are lower. There are even some smart thermostats with time of use optimization that do not require programming and will automatically preheat or precool your home during off peak hours.

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