Best Practice Report

Using Zero Trust To Kill The Employee Password

Secure Workforce Access With Stronger Authentication Methods

August 2nd, 2021
With contributors:
Merritt Maxim , Benjamin Corey , Peggy Dostie

Summary

Passwords have been a building block protecting digital resources and data, but they’re easy pickings for cybercriminals and the culprit behind many cyberattacks. Administrative costs and user productivity losses add insult to injury. So why are so many organizations still password-centric? Business and technical obstacles, such as legacy systems and partner requirements, conspire to keep organizations hooked on passwords. This report focuses on the Enforce stage of the Forrester IAM lifecycle model, comparing authentication methods in use in today’s organizations and offers steps to help security and risk (S&R) pros ditch the password and adopt a Zero Trust approach to authentication.

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