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May 2016

Learn about user authentication methods, from passwords to biometrics

Sponsored by SearchSecurity.com

The password is not dead yet: Most enterprise personnel use a password to log into a site or a device every day. This three-part technical guide looks at how passwords can be better employed, while they are still around.

The opening chapter weighs the real risks of depending on a password and offers countermeasures to manage those risks. The two other chapters delve into security tools and user authentication methods that complement and supplement password security: behavioral biometrics and user authentication in the cloud that employ open cloud authentication standards.

Fully a third of the IT departments in the world will upgrade or replace their traditional authentication systems in 2016. So it's a good time for a reality check of the technologies that will purportedly move us "past the password."

Table Of Contents

  • How to set passwords? The answer could surprise you
  • Behavioral biometrics hit the enterprise
  • Being open to authentication in the cloud