Predictions for the year aheadsecurenvoy 14/01/2017, Research
New Year’s Resolution(s): As the new year begins, the papers are full of predictions and tips on how to become a better, slimmer, smarter, more successful version of yourself. It is a time for new beginnings and earnest resolutions that often get broken within the first week of the year!
The security press also joins in with predictions about coming threats, as well as raking over the disasters of the last year. However, far from persuading us to be more secure, they can have the opposite effect. Faced with such mounting dangers, the poor business owner could end up a quivering wreck thinking that, in the words of Private Frazer from Dad’s Army, “We’re all doomed!”
So here at SecurEnvoy, we’d like to keep things simple with just one prediction, one piece of advice, and one easy solution that will give a massive boost to security.
OK, here we go…
Unauthorised access will continue to be the most common source of a security breach. In other words, bad people will steal, borrow or persuade others to share passwords, and then having gained access, will be able to inflict all kinds of damage on the unsuspecting target.
Install tokenless two-factor authentication to protect the perimeter and authenticate the users to ensure they are who they say they are. So even if the criminal steals a password, they will be unable to access the system without having the second factor – in this case, a one-time passcode, usually transmitted to a mobile phone.
With our solution an enterprise can be up and running in less than an hour and a small to medium business operating in the cloud in less than ten minutes. It's not expensive, it's not difficult and it can be easier to use than using a password. There are no special tokens to supply and manage, and virtually no management overhead.
It will immediately close a big hole in your security by removing a reliance on passwords alone for authenticating users, it may also improve the user experience with a joined up single sign on experience, but at the very least; the protection of your identity online.
So join the thousands that have moved to tokenless and enjoy the rewards of securing the identities of your users and customers!