We Need to Talk About Passwords – Urgently!
- LANGUAGE: English DATE: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 TIME: 4:00pm CEST, 10:00am EDT, 7:00am PDT
Passwords have been used for authentication for decades and continue to proliferate. Yet we know they create friction for users, slow down business productivity, and are a weak form of user authentication. Users are always forgetting them or use weak passwords that are easily cracked by hackers. Many organizations would love to lessen reliance on passwords but many passwordless solutions only provide a partial solution and do not solve the inherent weakness of passwords. Modern enterprises cannot cover the myriad of access use cases today with a passwordless solution alone.
Pairing passwordless technology with strong Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a practical way to provide the broadest security coverage today. With MFA in place, you can reduce your reliance on passwords and modify password policies to require less frequent resets, alleviating help desk burden and reducing user frustration.
Join this webinar to see how your passwordless strategy needs to be carefully considered and integrated into existing architecture. You will learn:
- The additional business challenges to consider such as digital, cloud and Hybrid IT environments
- The need to support both legacy and cloud apps with a consistent, simplified user experience
- Administrative and management costs: passwordless tech may require costly security hardware and device management
- Companies should not tie their policies to passwords to meet compliance
In the first part of the webinar, KuppingerCole Senior Analyst Paul Fisher will explain how we came to rely so heavily on passwords, why it’s a hard habit to break, and why they continue to present a major security risk to companies and organizations.
He will be joined by Wolfgang Goerlich, Advisory CISO at Duo Security. He will explain how passwordless authentication is a key building block to enabling zero-trust security for the workforce. Also, why true passwordless authentication establishes a strong assurance of a user's identity without relying on passwords, allowing users to authenticate using biometrics, security keys, or a mobile device.
Duo Security, now part of Cisco, is the leading multi-factor authentication (MFA) and Zero Trust for the Workforce provider. Duo's zero-trust security platform, Duo Beyond, enables organizations to provide secure access to all of their critical applications - for any user, from anywhere, and with any device. Duo is a trusted partner to more than 21,000 customers globally, including Dresser-Rand, Etsy, Facebook, Paramount Pictures, Random House, Zillow and more. Founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Duo has offices in growing hubs in Detroit; Austin, Texas; San Francisco, California; and London. Visit Duo.com to find out more
Today’s IT environments blend applications and services from multiple public cloud networks, private clouds and on-prem networks, making it difficult to view and inventory assets deployed across complex hybrid networks, and keep track of the security risks. Organizations need to find a way to improve visibility, identify and prioritize risks, and maintain cyber resiliency.