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How To Get Away With Murder: Authentication Technologies That Will Help You Kill Passwords

S&R Pros Can Coexist With Customer And Employee Passwords Today While Plotting Their Demise In The Next 36 Months

September 14, 2015

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As computing processing power continues to increase dramatically, it will soon become possible to break even the most complex passwords, making every firm on the planet vulnerable to devastating breaches of their customers' data and their most sensitive intellectual property. Rather than require your customers and employees to memorize 20-character, nondictionary passwords, it's time for security and risk (S&R) professionals to start plotting the demise of the password itself. In this report, we highlight the technologies best suited for replacing either customer or employee passwords.

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Table of Contents

  • S&R Pros Must Kill The Password
  • Passwords Are Pervasive, Making Them Exceedingly Hard To Kill
  • Kill Customer Passwords With Device Authentication And Biometrics
  • Kill Employee Passwords With Smart Cards, PKI, And Fingerprints
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  • You Can Kill The Password And Get Away With It
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