Identity theft is now the number one attack vector – and the truth is, attackers love weak passwords.
According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen or weak passwords.
This puts the most common authentication techniques under the spotlight. Businesses are deploying the applications they need to meet business objectives and at the same time, there are more ‘identity islands’ in a sea of shadow IT.
It's no surprise that the multi-factor authentication market is rapidly expanding. It now encompasses the likes of passwords, biometrics, tokens, grid cards, behavioural intelligence and much more.
But what’s next for multi-factor authentication? According to RSA’s Authentication Trends 2017 eBook, there are a number of challenges on the horizon:
How do you keep IT security on track today and in the future? Most authentication solutions will take you so far before you hit a roadblock.
RSA believes that secure authentication is part of its DNA. The company developed a multi-factor authentication and identity assurance solution that works in the cloud -as-a-service and on-premises that goes beyond standard authentication, allowing users to safely bridge the 'islands of identity' along the way.