Passwordless – What? No Remembering Passwords?

Simple definition of passwordless authentication is any method of verifying a user without requiring the user to provide a password.

Passwords can be a real headache, both for the people who use them and the people who manage them. Over time, we’ve created hundreds of passwords, it’s easy to lose track of them, and they’re easily compromised.

You may actually be familiar with some forms of passwordless from everyday use like logging into an app using FaceID on iOS, Android fingerprint authentication, and logging into your laptop via Windows Hello.

To understand more about how passwordless authentication is already being used, and the benefits it provides in being more secure and easier to use, our research focused on three technologies:

  • Biometric authentication enables employees to securely authenticate and bypass typing in a password by using their face or fingerprint.
  • Single sign-on (SSO) requires only one set of credentials to access everything, eliminating the need for employees to use multiple passwords
  • Federated identity integrates with an existing IT ecosystem and user directory login details, requiring users to only use one password to unlock their work
  • Source: LastPass. From Password to Passwordless

Password will not be eliminated anytime soon, as least not in our lifetime. Passwords are a habit for humans and old habits are hard to break. Passwordless Authentication can be a benefit to your business, let CIT help you make a decision regarding passwords verse passwordless.

Education/Awareness is vital for your humans!

Security Awareness Training is a must to security your humans and business. Per Aberdeen Group’s report, Security Awareness Training: Small Investment, Large Reduction in Risk; 91% use security awareness to reduce cybersecurity risk related to user behavior and 64% use it to change user behavior. CIT is here to help you change how your employees think and are aware of security risks.

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