Date Added: Feb 2011
Format: HTML & PDF
Authenticating a user's identity with confidence used to be simple: assign the user a password. But the security today is no longer that easy to navigate. User populations have expanded exponentially and users access numerous distinct systems in their work and personal lives, with each system requiring credentials. Coping with an onslaught of system credentials, it's not surprising that users use the same password across many systems, change passwords only when necessary and even write passwords down, all invalidating the intended security strength of this protection.
This Stratecast white paper discusses why multi-factor authentication is gaining importance, also looking at the pros and cons of different multi-factor authentication approaches.