In order to report on how secure the average American’s password is, the Safety.com research team conducted a survey of 1,210 US residents about the length and complexity of their passwords: 67.3% of survey respondents said their average password was equal to or less than eight characters long; 7.8% of respondents said their average password was less than five characters long; 19.3% of respondents said their average password was fifteen characters or more; Adults younger than 25 and older than 55 were amongst the groups with the shortest passwords.
With mobile usage a dominant channel going forward, authentication techniques need to move beyond two steps forward for authentication and one step backward for user experience. Just as passwords are being discarded because of the high friction they create for users, new multi-factor authentication techniques are moving in.
LastPass by LogMeIn released findings of a new report commissioned to better understand the current state of passwords in organizations today, and how these trends are driving passwordless authentication models moving forward.
The New York Attorney General’s Office (NYAG) reached a Consent and Stipulation Agreement with Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. (Dunkin), which obligates the company to implement and maintain a comprehensive information security program to protect customers’ private information. The terms of the consent agreement are similar to the terms New York reached with Zoom earlier this year regarding inadequate data security practices, and strongly resemble the reasonable security measures described in the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act).
IT personnel burn a full month of work (21 days) managing Identity and Access Management (IAM) each year on mundane tasks such as resetting passwords and tracking app usage, according to a new survey from 1Password.
The current COVID-19 pandemic is changing the business landscape. The most immediate being the sudden increase in the amount of people working from home. It is no surprise that this change has significantly increased the attack surface, forcing companies to strengthen their cybersecurity measures to ensure they do not become the next victim of cybercriminals.
A new study from Digital Shadows finds there are more than 15 billion credentials in circulation in cybercriminal marketplaces, many on the dark web – the equivalent of more than two for every person on the planet. The number of stolen and exposed credentials has risen 300 percent from 2018 as the result of more than 100,000 separate breaches.