Gartner: Future of identity management is mobile, SaaS

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By 2022, the research firm Gartner predicts 70 percent of enterprises that use biometrics for authentication will do so with smartphone apps. Last year, less than 5 percent of enterprises did so. According to Gartner, it is the lower cost and improved user experience that will drive this adoption of smartphone biometric authentication. Speaking of […]

Biometrics (finally) gaining widespread acceptance

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It’s time for passwords to die, they said. Passwords are antiquated and don’t provide the level of security needed, they said. This was the marketing mantra of many an authentication and identity management vendor — 20 years ago. Of course, then, passwords were not on their way out. They were still on their way up. […]

Is GDPR fueling identity management investments?

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It’s one of the oldest disciplines in cybersecurity, and to this day it still remains one of the most important. This is why it didn’t surprise me to see a recent analyst report estimating that the identity and access management market is expected to reach about $20 billion by 2023, up from $7.8 billion in […]

The 25 worst passwords of 2015: Did yours make the list?

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It seems everybody likes lists. But there’s no reason to like anything found in this “Worst Passwords List,” released January 19 by SplashData. This list is the 2015 version of the group’s annual compilation of poor password hygiene. The report is based on more than 2 million passwords leaked throughout the year. The passwords are predominately from users in North […]