Learn More About Passwordless Authentication With This Master Class

More businesses are seeing both the convenience and cost benefits of integrating devices and data and cloud-based application and storage systems. After all, if an employee working abroad needs to access data, it’s more efficient to be able to do so from a smartphone with access to an online database than it would be for that employee to have to return to the home office and access the data from their own desktop computer. However, this convenience means that there needs to be more consideration for cybersecurity, which can be a serious vulnerability for many companies.

If you’d like to learn more about how authentication failures affect businesses and how passwordless authentication can overcome these challenges, register for a free Live Masterclass Webinar

Topic: The Cost Of Password Authentication Failures

Day: Tuesday, June 28

Time: 2:00 pm, EDT

Topic: The Cost Of Password Authentication Failures


Jim Delli Santi: VP Marketing/Strategy Nok Nok Labs

Phil Dunkelberger: President/CEO Nok Nok Labs

Larry Ponemon: Founder/Chairman Ponemon Institute

Attend this webinar and learn to balance strong security with ease of accessibility.

Older Security Is Vulnerable Security

Cybersecurity is only as robust as the people willing to follow its guidelines, which is where passwords, one of the oldest security measures, can fail. Current recommendations for passwords are that they are “strong,” which often means a long string of 8-16 randomly selected alphanumeric characters, making it almost statistically impossible to guess.

However, this recommendation can be difficult to follow since it also means passwords that are challenging to remember. Some will ignore the guidance in favor of easy-to-remember passwords, such as names, phrases, or other mnemonic triggers, which are also easy to guess.

Disruptive Consequences

Authentication disruption can occur on both sides of a business. A client or customer that ignores protocol can have weak passwords stolen or compromised. This can result in losing account control, sometimes funds, and eventually, trust in the company.

However, enforcing a strong password protocol can also result in customer loss. Hard-to-remember strong passwords can sometimes result in multiple log-in failures or even be so difficult they discourage clients and convince them to take their business elsewhere where protocols are less stringent and more vulnerable.

The Financial Consequences

Another area where cybersecurity disruptions can have a significant negative impact is work efficiency. Disruptions can be as minor as a build-up of inefficiencies or outright failure due to security disruptions. On the most extreme end, however, criminal activity like “ransomware” can lock users out of their data until money is paid to the hackers to revert control.

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