At the enterprise level, it is not an option to increase password requirements. Doing so would inevitably lead to frustrated employees writing down passwords and diluting the security of system access. Instead organizations are implementing multi-factor authentication policies and installing enterprisewide password manager requirements.
For some, layered access is not enough. Experts are looking to a passwordless future within five years, moving beyond current standards to embed biometrics or behavioral analysis.
Until the future arrives, organizations are stuck with what they've got, and to highlight the importance of password management, we've put together a Spotlight on the topic.
But in the meantime, IT decision makers can better understand why passwords often stand at the root of cybersecurity problems and why organizations should take to heart this sage advice: "You don't need to outrun the bear, you just need to outrun the other guy."
Despite improving technology, password security continues to plague businesses, but understanding what's going on in the space can make counteracting malicious account compromise a little easier. Read More »
Are passwords the sole cause of breaches? Absolutely not, but because of their "brittleness" they stand firmly as a contributing part of the security problem. Read More »
A passwordless future would place the onus of securing identities on biometrics and behavioral insights, rather than words, numbers, characters and phrases. Read More »
No matter how good password management gets, hackers always seem to be one step ahead. Here's how they do it and steps businesses can take to stop it. Read More »
Hackers are going for the easily compromised targets, so "you don't have to outrun the bear, you just have to outrun the other guy." Read More »