KuppingerCole Report
Leadership Brief
By Warwick Ashford

How to Get Rid of Passwords - Today

The IT security community has long recognized that passwords are a problem because they are easily cracked or compromised and are ultimately susceptible to human failings. This leadership brief looks how organizations can improve overall security by addressing their reliance on passwords and prepare to move to alternative authentication methods.

1 Executive Summary

Passwords are easily guessed, brute forced or stolen using techniques such as social engineering, and studies show that the majority of data breaches ...

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2 Analysis

There is little doubt that passwords alone provide little or no security as a means of authentication to control access to IT systems and enterprise d ...

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3 Recommendations

Password elimination is recognized as an important goal for the security industry as well as all organizations that rely on IT. But, without the wides ...

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