In this talk, Alan Vailliencourt, a Senior Solutions Engineer with Teleport, discusses the importance of moving away from passwords and securing access to cloud-native resources using short-lived certificates. He highlights the risks associated with passwords and showcases the benefits of identity-native access, incorporating proof of presence, mutual authentication, and device security. The talk provides practical steps for adopting certificate-based authentication and improving security posture for Kubernetes, databases, and other cloud resources.