Four steps to passwordless authentication
Everyone hates passwords, but they persist despite years of talk about replacing them. Fortunately, the security industry is aggressively pushing to make passwords a thing of the past.
Problem to solve:
“Most schemes do better than passwords on security. … Some schemes do better and some worse on usability. But every scheme does worse than passwords on deployability.” – University of Cambridge
Moving the needle with FIDO2:
The Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance brought passwordless authentication closer to reality in 2018 with the FIDO2 open-source online authentication standard. Ping Identity is one security company already offering a four-step plan to establish passwordless authentication for employees and customers. The first step is achieved by using its technology:
For more, check out this related article: How to achieve (real) passwordless authentication
Victoria Willis is an editor for SC Media.
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