Access Management , Biometrics , Multi-factor & Risk-based Authentication

Is Passwordless Authentication the Solution to the Password Problem?

Addressing Password Security Concerns as Remote Work Becomes the New Normal

Passwordless authentication refers to technologies and platforms looking to reduce password-related risks. It does so by enabling users to login to devices and applications without the need to type in a password, such as through Single Sign-On, federated identity, and biometric authentication.

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According to a recent survey conducted by LastPass in 2020, enterprises continue to struggle with the security issues inherent to passwords. 85 percent of IT and security professionals agree that their organization should look to reduce the number of passwords that individuals use on a daily basis. Additionally, 95 percent of respondents surveyed say there are risks to using passwords which could contribute to threats in their organization; most of these center on human error.

Watch this video with expert Daniel Eliot, Director of Education and Strategic Initiatives of the National Cyber Security Alliance as he makes the case for passwordless authentication and examines the challenges and concerns therein.

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