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.
We are Duo, and we’re here to democratize security. We were born from a hacker ethos and a desire to make the Internet a secure place. Our mission is to protect the mission of our customers by making security simple for everyone. Our team is our secret weapon. We’re a diverse crew of makers and builders, skaters and coders, filmmakers and DJ’s, teachers and students brought together by a shared belief in adding value to the world. That diversity allows us to bring an empathetic approach to solve some of the most complex global business and security challenges faced today. Our roots and values were forged in the Midwest. We believe in enabling and empowering people to follow their passion, inside and outside of the office. Change is a constant we anticipate and embrace. These are some of the things that make us unique and drive our team to be the most loved company in security. Duo is now a part of Cisco.
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