While passwords and knowledge-based access (KBA) were once the herald of cybersecurity, the evolution of technology and the proliferation of digital connectivity are slowly making passwords a thing of the past. Passwords have become a nuisance for both users, employees and IT personnel, causing frustration as users struggle to remember passwords that they need to update regularly, while costing organizations millions of dollars in OPEX and lost productivity and revenue during password recovery and resets – both behind and outside the enterprise perimeter. Passwordless authentication can help avoid this.
4 Tips For A Frictionless Transition To Passwordless Authentication
NokNok Inc has been a pioneer of passwordless authentication, encouraging organizations and enterprises to shift to improve their cybersecurity. Plenty of enterprises have started to invest in passwordless authentication but this transition can be challenging. The following tips can help for a smoother enterprise transition for everyone involved.
Manage Passwords As Best As You Can
Don’t rush the transition. If your organization must use passwords for the next few years, simply do your best to keep passwords safe. Password managers continue to be funded and enterprise versions can help prevent password loss while keeping passwords safe. Password managers offerempowering features that help employees create unique and complex passwords without the fear of forgetting them . Many offer extensive support for both web and mobile app authentication as well – including web browsers.
Multifactor Authentication Is Important
Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a great way to ease employees into passwordless technology. MFA is the next natural step for enterprises who cannot entirely shift users and employees to passwordless yet. Most passwordless platforms can be integrated into existing security infrastructure and can offer MFA combined with modern biometric authentication since most devices already offer native biometric features.
Use True SSO To Centralize Authentication
True SSO is another step that can ease the transition to passwordless authentication while improving security. True single sign-on (SSO), offered in the cloud, allows users to log on to devices and platforms using only a single set of access credentials. Modern passwordless systems also provide wide support for SSO infrastructure.
Be Realistic With Passwordless Authentication
While passwordless is definitely the future and now here to stay, it will likely take many more years before the world’s digital services become fully passwordless. Don’t expect your entire organization or your customer base to go fully passwordless in a matter of years because many are still not comfortable with biometric-based authentication. Be realistic about the changes that you can make because it is fully possible to improve security with a move toward passwordless authentication without burdening IT departments with sudden changes to their security infrastructure. Most enterprise infrastructures and the complex ecosystems with which they are connected, are still entirely based on password and KBA. Digital transformation projects can last years to finish migration.
Nok Nok Inc offers a range of passwordless authentication, payments and transaction verification feature that meet your organization’s B2C passwordless needs where you are. We support for and integration with existing multifactor authentication for customers who are not yet ready to entirely adopt biometric-based passwordless authentication. Organizations who have shifted to our services saw 50% reduction in customer onboarding time and a staggering 78% increase in sign in customer sign-inspeed. Harness the phishing-resistant customer security offered by NokNok’s passwordless technologies. Learn more about Nok Nok Inc’s products here.